3 Ways To Make Your Office Reflect Your Personality

With the amount of time you spend at the office, it only makes sense that you’d want to decorate your space.  If nothing else, your office decor can help you maintain your sanity during the hours you’re spending away from home. But unlike how you decorate within your home, there are more things to consider, especially if you share your office with other people. So to help you make your office reflect your personality while maintaining your professionalism, here are three things you can do to spruce up the look and feel of your office space.

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Pick A Decorative Theme

If you’re a novice decorator, it can be hard to take individual pieces and arrange them in such a way that they reflect your personality in a way you love. So if you find yourself struggling in this area, YourOffice.com, recommends picking a decorative theme and using that theme to help you make your decorating decisions. Some of the themes you may consider could include nature, urban, floral, family and many more. Decide on the overall feeling you want your space to portray.  Then, it will be much easier for you to pick elements to include in your decor. The objective is to have the elements both flow with one another and showcase your personality.


Bring In Some Greenery

There are lots of benefits to having a  green plant, shrub or small tree in your office space.  It gives insight into your personality based on what type  you choose.   It will also bring surprising benefits to your body and mind while at work. According to Jill Provost, a contributor to DailyWorth.com, living things in the workplace can help to increase your productivity and creativity as well as assist in being a stress reliever.  Also, even if your employer doesn’t want to give you a lot of freedom when it comes to the decoration of your workspace, it’s unlikely that they’ll have a problem with you bringing in a plant or flower. So this is one of the simplest changes you could make to bring out more of your personality in your office.

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The Perfect Color

When given the freedom to decorate your office how you want, one of the main things you should focus on is bringing in color. So many office spaces are left looking bland and sterile with only whites, black and greys. That leaves your brain desperate for a few splashes of color!

 According to Claire Parker, a contributor to Staples.com, color psychology should be a major consideration when you’re looking for the perfect color for your office. For example, reds are stimulating while greens are relaxing. Use  the colors you choose to  reflect the type of work you’re doing. Both your being comfortable within your space and your ability to accomplish your work effectively will be affected by your color choice, so choose wisely.

Office Decor Makes a Difference!

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With so many of us spending the majority of their day stuck in a small office, it’s vital to your sanity and productivity to make your office as unique as you are. Use the tips mentioned above to help you find ways to bring your personality into your office today.  Especially with the coming summer months, you’ll be glad you did.  For a few more tips on avoiding summer blahs because you’re stuck in the office, be sure to check out this article in Ms Career Girl on making summer bearable.


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Jackie LaMar

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