Office Desk Decoration Ideas

Office Desk Decoration Ideas

Tackle those boring bland walls with whatever your heart desires — just keep it office-appropriate, obviously. Photos of your family and friends, your dog, your favorite places around the world, avocados — anything that can pick you right up from that afternoon slump. And have fun with it! You can look for cute frames or try one of those nifty photo clip string sets all the hip kids seem to love so much. Or maybe instead of photos, you can tack on a few postcards, a page from your favorite magazine, or even use your office supplies as decor. Cubicle Bliss offered some great tips for small office organization ideas that are both practical and pretty.
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Office Desk Decoration Ideas

In a downstairs office, the walls are upholstered in three hues of Larsen’s Houston linen, which are echoed in the Roman shades of Raoul Textiles’ Riviera Stripe. Designer Frank Roop had the metal Art Deco desk, which was originally black, repainted in high-gloss azure at an auto-body shop. The Eames desk chair is from Design Within Reach.
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Office Desk Decoration Ideas

See All SlidesBegin SlideshowSchool supplies were the best part of elementary school, no question. Gel pens, pencil cases, and Lisa Frank folders were the stuff of our 9-year-old dreams. And while our love of winged rainbow cats will never fade, it doesn’t exactly say “big girl job.” But just because you have a 401(k) doesn’t mean your office supplies have to be boring. You can still accessorize with supplies that personalize your space while still being useful and (more or less) grown-up. Click through to see our favorite picks that will brighten your desk and boost your productivity. Begin Slideshow Go BackOffice Supplies Desk Accessories How To Decorate WorkHome • Living • Work & Money
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Office Desk Decoration Ideas

Let’s be real. You probably spend enough time at your office cubicle to now deem it your second home. And whether it’s your dream job or not, decorating your office desk can be a way of getting through the day at a 9 to 5 day job. Bland colors, claustrophobia-inducing walls, cringe-worthy fluorescent lighting — it can definitely feel a little bit like prison. But it doesn’t have to. I mean why should it? This is still your personal space, where you’re spending about eight or so hours of your days, so why not spice it up a bit? Within reason, of course. 
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Office Desk Decoration Ideas

Feng shui, as Greatist so succinctly explained it, is the ancient Chinese practice of arranging physical objects to attract positive energy. Laura Cerrano of Feng Shui Manhattan told Greatist that it goes beyond just decorating — your surroundings impact your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. So personalizing your space and surrounding yourself with things that make you happy and inspire you will surely help you amp up that productivity. Of course, you want to adhere to whatever professional regulations your workplace has set. So try out one, some, or maybe even all 15 of these fun desk decorating ideas to make that office job more fun and in turn, help you get things done.
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Office Desk Decoration Ideas

This is an excellent use of vertical space, and it also makes your desk look chic and stay organized. If you aren’t allowed or able to attach bins directly to your cubicle walls, consider using these bins in the corner of your desk, where they can still be seen and accessed but aren’t in the way.
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Office Desk Decoration Ideas

See All SlidesBegin SlideshowSchool supplies were the best part of elementary school, no question. Gel pens, pencil cases, and Lisa Frank folders were the stuff of our 9-year-old dreams. And while our love of winged rainbow cats will never fade, it doesn’t exactly say “big girl job.” But just because you have a 401(k) doesn’t mean your office supplies have to be boring. You can still accessorize with supplies that personalize your space while still being useful and (more or less) grown-up. Click through to see our favorite picks that will brighten your desk and boost your productivity. Begin Slideshow Go Back
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Office Desk Decoration Ideas

See All SlidesBegin SlideshowSchool supplies were the best part of elementary school, no question. Gel pens, pencil cases, and Lisa Frank folders were the stuff of our 9-year-old dreams. And while our love of winged rainbow cats will never fade, it doesn’t exactly say “big girl job.” But just because you have a 401(k) doesn’t mean your office supplies have to be boring. You can still accessorize with supplies that personalize your space while still being useful and (more or less) grown-up. Click through to see our favorite picks that will brighten your desk and boost your productivity. Begin Slideshow
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School supplies were the best part of elementary school, no question. Gel pens, pencil cases, and Lisa Frank folders were the stuff of our 9-year-old dreams. And while our love of winged rainbow cats will never fade, it doesn’t exactly say “big girl job.” But just because you have a 401(k) doesn’t mean your office supplies have to be boring. You can still accessorize with supplies that personalize your space while still being useful and (more or less) grown-up. Click through to see our favorite picks that will brighten your desk and boost your productivity. Begin Slideshow
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School supplies were the best part of elementary school, no question. Gel pens, pencil cases, and Lisa Frank folders were the stuff of our 9-year-old dreams. And while our love of winged rainbow cats will never fade, it doesn’t exactly say “big girl job.” But just because you have a 401(k) doesn’t mean your office supplies have to be boring. You can still accessorize with supplies that personalize your space while still being useful and (more or less) grown-up. Click through to see our favorite picks that will brighten your desk and boost your productivity.
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Though a self-proclaimed monochromatic minimalist, I too have eventually succumbed to the irresistible temptation of color in my cubicle. Stocking up on some more vibrant office supplies is a super subtle and easy way to liven things up at your desk. Purple staplers, zebra-patterned paper clips, fun colored filing folders — it’s wild, I know. But not only does it make organizing more enjoyable, it also makes it a lot easier. 
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Make your office feel more like home by bringing in a personal mug, especially for that complimentary office coffee and tea. Not blessed with those goodies? That’s OK. How about bringing in a French press? It’s not as pretentious or obnoxious as it may sound, I promise. But you can totally set yourself up a nice little refreshment station for those extra rough hours that simply call for it.
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If florescent lighting makes you want to die just a little bit inside, like most of the human race, it’s time to invest in a nice little lamp to add more warmth and mood lighting to your space. In fact, it’s about more than just being more pleasing to the eye. As explained on Lifehack, lighting designers recommend that desk workers rely on two light sources for their offices: a general indirect lighting source to generally brighten up a room and “task lighting,” a small direct light source, like a mini lamp. Halogen bulbs are better for detail work because halogen renders colors with a clarity that other types of lighting often lack. You can kiss those headaches and midday dozes goodbye.
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OK, now unless you work in a thrift shop or your good ole country store, careful not to overdo it. That being said, sprucing up some of your desk space with some figurines or nostalgic souvenirs is always fun. 
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Your sofa isn’t the only place that could use a throw pillow. Especially around 3 pm, when you’ve been sitting at your desk all day, a little extra back support or adjustment is never a bad thing! Plus, a throw pillow allows you to introduce some fun prints and patterns into an otherwise function-loaded space.
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To keep your enthusiasm and energy levels up throughout the day, a boldly colorful accessory or two might be just the boost you need. Take this cobalt blue pen holder, for example. It’s a simple, modern piece that takes up very little desk space but provides a jolt of décor appeal…especially when paired with a red task lamp and natural bamboo stalks.
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In this home office in Manhattan, lacquered pocket doors help hide the bedroom during parties, and brass-trimmed shelves corral stationery in fabric-covered boxes. “Call me old-fashioned, but I handwrite thank-you notes and letters,” says decorator Amir Khamneipur.
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You may not have many leather-bound books and your cubicle may not smell like rich mahogany, but, fellow bookworms, I know you can appreciate the simple joy that is being surrounded by some beautiful books. Even if you can only ever really crack them open during one of your solitary lunch hours. Stack a few of your favorites or some of your current reads along your cube walls, throw in some super cute bookends, and you’re one step closer to transforming that office cube into a majestic study of the utmost sophistication. Next step is the leather armchair.