More Than Just Office Knick-Knacks: 6 Easy Ways to Make Your Office Feel More Inviting!

What makes a place feel like home? If you want to create an office that would motivate your coworkers to stay longer, then this article is for you. We know all about it through our experience in coworking space management - City Central is famous for creating an inspiring atmosphere in our shared workspaces for businesses and freelancers. 

How to Decorate Your Office, Cubicle, or Desk - Make It Clean, Vivid, and Comfy!

Get Organized!

If you are wondering about how to make your office cozy, remember that the best way to make your space feel inviting is by getting rid of all the clutter! Find some inspiration by watching Tidying up with Marie Kondo or the Home Edit. Making sure everything has a place and everything is in that place, will keep your space and mind free and productive. 

Pops of Color

Adding pops of color to any space is a simple way to brighten and personalize office space. Grab a rug, desk accessories, or a piece of furniture to bring something fun and inviting to an otherwise monochromatic space. Some interesting and colorful things to put on your desk at work can turn any dull space from drab to fab.

Exercise your green thumb

Plants bring life (pun intended) to any space. They make any space look cozy: home, office, reception area, etc. Plants that are easy to take care of like succulents, air plants, and snake plants are great to decorate your office desk. 

Not only do they bring a little bit of color, they also produce oxygen. Check out this list of great office plants from The Spruce. If your green thumb is more of a dull grey color, don’t worry! They make very realistic faux greenery, like this little guy from Ikea! 

Get Cozy

When you think of an office, you don’t necessarily think of it being a warm, inviting space. Can your office be as cozy as home? A few tweaks with some strategic lighting and furniture can make all the difference: 

  • Try to have different sources of light, especially if your office doesn’t have a window! Invest in a lamp with a softer bulb or even a dimming one. 
  • Lounge furniture, like a small couch or cozy chair can make any space more inviting. 
  • Throw in some blankets with cool prints and maybe a rug and bam! 

You’ve got yourself a private workplace you never want to leave. Want to take it one step further? Use candles (if permitted) or a diffuser to fill your space with your favorite scents. 

How to Personalize Your Office Space: Add a Unique Touch

Surround yourself with what inspires you

Once you have made your space nice and comfy, now you must decorate! Don’t let it be professional-only, it’s time to think about how to decorate your desk so it could make a perfect place for you to work with pleasure. Surround yourself with things that inspire you: 

  • Poster with a particular artist that you love 
  • Neon sign that speaks to your soul 
  • Motivational piece that gives you the inspiration to get through the workday

Whatever gets you excited to be in your space, put it up on the walls!

Have some fun!

Are you interested to know how to make your desk look cool? The best answer is by having some fun with your space! Put up cute art work or other type of decor, get desk games or this desktop weight lifting set to exercise your tired typing hands. These fun accessories can make the work day more enjoyable and you have a talking point anytime someone enters your office. 

For fun or silly art work, check out Amazon or Etsy, like this Stay Awhile picture is inviting, but has a little hidden message for those who look closely.

Make your space an extension of you!

The best way to feel at home in your office is by putting a little bit of your personality into the decorations, desk knick-knacks and set up. Set up your space the way you feel most comfortable and the rest will come naturally! Have photos of your family, pets or people who inspire you to be your best self. And don’t be afraid to rearrange every once in a while, you are constantly changing as a person, so your space should too!

Ready to Make your Office Space Better?

Hopefully, these simple ideas to make your space more inviting inspire you to shake up your space and put your personality into every decoration. Upgrade your office's aesthetic to fit you, and you’ll feel at home in your office in no time!

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