An office cube may not always feel like coziest space.(break2) In fact, cubicles are often touted as being dark and unwelcoming. However, that doesn’t always have to be the case so long as you’re able to decorate and bring some personal touches into the space. In addition to just being more aesthetically pleasing, there are a number of benefits associated with making your work space your own – including higher levels of motivation and productivity. Here are our top tips for making your office cube feel more like home.
Add a plant. Whether it’s artificial or simply a hardy plant variety that doesn’t need much direct light, plants immediately add something extra to your cubicle. Plants are thought to also have a restorative effect – that is, by simply seeing the plant nearby, we feel better and get a bit of a mental break/refresher.
Add a desk lamp that fits your tastes. Lighting is obviously important when it comes to working, so a desk lamp is a must-have. A desk lamp can also set the tone for the style of the rest of your workspace, so you’ll want to be sure to include one that is very fitting of your tastes and decor style.
Get creative with accessories. While you’ll still want everything to remain professional, adding some creative uses for accessories can help to make a space feel more comfortable and more stylish. Something as simple as using a vase for a pencil holder or a jewelry dish as a gathering place for office supplies are two examples of how this can apply.
Add some cozy effects. Whether it’s a few picture frames, a throw pillow on your chair or some fun bookends, adding some personal touches goes a long way towards making your cubicle feel more comfortable and more inviting for yourself and for any visitors you may have.