Cubicle Decor to Suit Your Personality
There are some amazingly decorated cubicles you can see pictures of by doing an Internet search for “Cubicle Décor”. Some cubicles look like something out of a home decorating magazine. Others look like a preview for the A&E TV show “Hoarders”.
Clearly, you can decorate your cubicle to make you feel comfortable and maybe make you feel like you are at home. But it can also become your home of cluttered stuff and tchotchkes galore.
Since you spend 1/3 of your life at work, if you do work at an office full-time, it makes sense to make your cubicle space appealing to you. It will give you the motivation to have greater productivity if you feel inspired by your surroundings.
However, if you’re cubicle looks like the poster child for a Hoarder’s episode, you’re likely to get a visit by the cubicle police. And you don’t want to be the one to have a Memo going out stating cubicle decorations has been nixed in the office permanently. You will be the least favorite of your co-workers to say the least.
Keeping it simple and easy is usually the best way to go if you choose to decorate your office cubicle. Going with a theme will help you make an organized decision to start. Let’s say you work in a law office and are constantly under the gun to get work out the door.
You’ll want to create a Zen-like atmosphere. Think papering your cubicle walls in pale green colors with a swirl pattern throughout. How about cute little butterflies hanging from a potted plant? A couple of small framed pictures of a single pastel flower to round out the flow of your cubicle. And of course pictures: of your kids, friends, parents, and your favorite tropical island. Anything that is going to give you a sense of peace, calm and serenity.
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This theme would apply if you’re a legal secretary at the law firm. On the other hand, if you’re the lawyer, you probably need motivation to keep going at your frenetic pace so something along the lines of a NASCAR theme might be more appropriate.
Going with a black and white them can create a clean and crisp look. Or creating a Hawaiian setting can bring a sense of relaxation and motivation to save money for that vacation to Hawaii.
Either way, keeping it easy and simple keeps it safe from the cubicle police and keeps you working efficiently.