We tend to spend most of our time in office cubicles. The colours of whites and beiges can get super boring not to forget also uninspiring. Our environment affects our mood which we tend to forget it. That’s why it’s important to design your office space which is vibrant and pops out. The space that we inhabit becomes part of our personality eventually, that’s why we feel comfortable and productive. We are our most productive when we are comfortable in the space. By bringing personal flair in our office space can infuse a touch of our personality.
Office space more often remains small and cluttered. The ideas shared here are a smart use of short office space to personalize them with unique items. Let’s make our office space fun.
Unique and interesting handmade art
Art is an expression. It makes you smile. A personal and unique handmade art by your loved one can quickly make you feel happy and change your mood. Be it your child’s drawing of your family or a handmade frame of your loved ones, handmade art is as personal as one can get. It carries stories of your bond which reflects in the art. That’s why art is special. It captures beautiful memories and takes you back to your happy place. Putting one on your desk is sure to lift your mood. You can choose to make your own collage of pictures from your childhood to make it a happy space. Find creative handmade DIY ideas to explore here and here.
Best plants and flowers for small space
Plants are more than a decorative item. NASA did a study in an effort to find effective indoor plants to filter harmful toxins in the air. You can read about it more here. Plants enhance your moods and give a refreshing visual appeal. They brighten the mute background and perks up your space. If you happen to keep a flowering plant, you also enjoy fragrant cubicle which adds a bit of colour to the monochrome background. While there are many compact plants which require minimum maintenance, here is a list of some cool plants which is an essential item in your office desk.
- Asparagus Fern
- Snake Plant
- English Ivy
- Jade Plant
Additionally, you can also search some of them here.
Personal posters in compact sizes
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As kids, we used to put up posters of our favourite movie stars, wrestlers and authors. They used to inspire us and we in a way used to look up to them in one way or the other. Posters usually come in big sizes, now they are made into small as well. If you have space and can put up poster then do it by all means. It will keep you inspired and cheerful. Even a poster of a kitten telling you to Hang in There can be inspiring, not to forget extremely cute.
Fun stationary supplies for daily use
Use fun and quirky stationary supplies to brighten your day. Standard office supplies can be boring, but you can jazz them up with novelty colourful scratch pads, or customized stationery with your personal signature. You can easily design your stationery with the help of printing shops and customize your pens and diaries too. You can also go quirky by going for purple and glow in the dark ink and add a fun element while jotting down to do lists.
Small foodie corner for energy boost
Keep your hunger pangs away with protein bars and sugarless munchies. You can stash them away from your colleagues by keeping under files, or a secret cabinet. You can fill it up with all sorts of goodies and share it with your coworkers and make them friends. Here are some healthy eating options.
Flavoured coffee creamer, cappuccino packets and non-perishable snacks in one of your drawer can be a lifesaver. Also adding cookies, instant noodles and dry fruits like raisins and almonds which are helpful when your glucose levels are down. These tasty treats are your saviour for afternoon slump and give you a boost much-needed energy.
Here is short infographic for office essentials.