We spend 40 hours+ a week at our jobs, it’s literally our second home! Just because it’s your office doesn’t mean it has to be boring and stale. I wanted to share a few cubicle decor ideas to help you make your cube feel a little more like home.
I have always worked in open/shared workspaces which is very common in the startup/agency/small business world, so when I moved to the corporate life a cubicle was a strange concept to me. It took a little getting used to but now I actually really like it. I have privacy, I can make it my own but I can still easily chat with my co-workers.
Due to privacy and safety reasons, I can’t share what my cubicle looks like but everything from the photo above is in my cubicle.
Cubicle Decor Ideas
1. Wrapping Paper
For the first 6-8 months in my cube, it was cute-ish but still felt very stale. It had these boring grey-ish brown walls and no matter how much I tried to make it look cute it just wasn’t happening. One day I had an idea! My walls are pushpin friendly so I decided I was going to cover it in wrapping paper!
I grabbed a super cheap roll of wrapping paper at Target and cut it and pinned it to size and voila! It changed my cube drastically and it feels so much happier and brighter. I actually used super thin straight pins because I didn’t want to see thumbtacks everywhere, but you could also use a stapler to staple it up.
It’s also great because once you get tired of it you can just take it down and switch out with something new. It’s inexpensive and takes little to no time to hang up, but makes a huge difference.
2. Stick to a Color Scheme
To make everything look more cohesive I tried to stick to a rough color scheme. I actually don’t love the color pink but my previous job was all about pink and a lot of the items I have in my cube now came from that office since I purchased them myself. (See a full look at that office here.)
To be cost-efficient I just ran with it instead of buying all new things. The pink letterboard was really the piece that spurred the pink color scheme. This is so fun to switch out weekly, monthly, or seasonally with quirky or inspirational sayings.
Since pink is my primary color I knew that other items either needed to be a neutral or compliment pink nicely. I did this with frames, prints, and other textures to make it feel homier.
3. Functional Yet Pretty Pieces
Office supplies can be pretty boring, so I tried to think outside of the box. I have several trinket dishes that hold things like paperclips, washi tape, business cards, headphones, etc. This just gives it a more elevated look than a typical paper clip holder and you can find them pretty cheap at Gordmans, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, etc.
4. Make It Personal
Add photos of your friends and family. After all, you do spend like half your life at work surround your loved ones with your passions at work.
It makes me smile to see my best friends or Jared at work, especially if I am working on something I don’t have a lot of motivation for.
5. Misc Fun Items
I have tons of fun notepads or notebooks that are functional but also make me smile. Plus, to-do lists are way easier to accomplish on fun paper.
I also have these fun prints that have absolutely nothing to do with anything but they make me happy. I mean who can resist a tiny deer standing on top of a macaron.
When I walk into work every day it should feel like a second home, not a boring space that feels uninspiring and drab. How are you going to be inspired to work hard if your space is boring and doesn’t feel like you?! Also, professional people can have fun too, so go with the pink or florals! You do you!!