Tips on Decorating Your Shared Office Space
Designing a workspace to make it your individual incubator of brilliance is essential. No one wants to work in a depressing cubicle that lacks any sort of inspiration. Make your respective space within the work environment—no matter how small it may be—into your own! Add personality. Decorate with flavor. Enjoy where you spend so many of your days. There could be a total genius inside of you that’s being inhibited by a boring workspace.
Choose a color palate. Do you work better in light colors with pretty pastel accents? Do bright colors help jumpstart your day? Find a palate that isn’t annoying to look at all day every day. A classic choice consists of neutrals that have a strong emphasis on white as the foundation. It’s timeless, clean, and the perfect base to match any other workspace addition.
Buy a desk light. This has two awesome advantages. First off, chances are that your eyes are completely strained by the end of the day. A little extra light can make a huge difference. The type of bulb and shade matters too—consider bright, soft, or maybe even natural. Secondly, the desk light allows for a heartening feel, as if it’s the sort of lamp you would adorn your home with. It should be in the style that makes you feel more like you.
Think about creating a mini accent wall. For a pop of color as well as a boost in productivity, you can install a colored glass writing board. Anything from photos, stickers, and magazine cutouts to goal lists, notes, and ideations can be stuck on to it. If you prefer a more decorative route, forget the board and throw in a chic art piece or framed poster that matches the overall theme you’re going for. The accent wall can be painted, which is allowed and even encouraged at Level Office.
Bring life to your workspace. A little succulent goes a very long way. Take it from someone who’s bad at keeping plants alive—succulents are easy! Greenery is refreshing to be around, especially in an office environment. Flowers are beautiful without requiring much work either. However, they do have a shorter lifespan, needing to be replaced quite often. Other forms of life, like goldfish or beta fish, are great to have as well. Believe it or not, they’re as easy to take care of as the plants are.
Consider a comforting throw to hang on your chair. Offices can be chilly and be sitting in the same chair every day can be unpleasant. Sometimes it’s nice to have a soft, fuzzy material to wrap around you. If you don’t feel comfortable, it’s hard to produce efficient work. Not to mention it’ll dress up a possibly uninteresting desk chair.
Hang up your company logo. Be proud of who you are and what you represent. It will serve as a reminder of your end goal, whether it be short or long term. Moreover, a hanging logo will spread awareness by presenting your brand to the others working in the shared space.
Remember—this is your space. Embellish it however you believe will keep your creativity flowing.