Work Decor- Spruce up your office!

2017, home decor, inspiration, Office, Uncategorized, work

It’s safe to say that the average American spends nearly 45 hours at work. From the sip of your first coffee to the end of your last meeting, you’ve probably spent an quite a bit of time at your desk. Whether it’s writing dispositions, or just a quick email to a colleague, your desk should inspire you to work better.

I’m not saying spend half of your paycheck on beautifying your office space. You can achieve a good looking cubicle under $50-$100, sometimes even less!

The dollar store can be your best friend when looking to cheaply decorate your cubicle. I also headed to my local HomeGoods to get unique items that paired well together.

from my office desk

Here are my office decor essentials:

Dress up your pen stand

This is one of the simplest things to do to make your desk at work reflect your personality. You don’t have to get a fancy pen stand, but try to get something that you like.

I’ve got a canister from Homegoods that has some cut-iron detail on it. It keeps all of my pens, highlighters, pencils, and white board markers in a neat spot. Plus it suits the color theme I am going for.

My co-worker has a really unique pen stand! It is actually in the shape of a closed fist. It’s definitely a conversation piece.

Hand pencil holder $19.99

 

 

Add Color

When the entire office is bland and boring, you need a little something to spice up your day. I recommend adding blues in a nice pastel or colors that remind you of a nice sunny summer day. For me, those shades always cheer me and my coworkers up. My desk at work is a mixture of blues and metals. I face away from the window so I also like to have a nice visual of the clouds or nature scenes on my screen to keep me going.

I also like to have colorful post it notes on my desk for quick reminders. Even my mouse pad has pretty print on it to brighten up my dull gray office desk. Amazon has some affordable ones keyboard/desk mats and mouse pads.

You can go for a desk mat that doubles as an organization tool such as this one below.  Or one that has your favorite bands picture on it. 

For my office at home, I painted one wall a seafoam green color. It brightens the room without requiring too much effort. Plus blues and greens tend to keep stress levels down which is always important in a work environment.

 

Customize! 

I work in an environment where every desk should appear the same and every thing is clean and open. I like to differentiate my cubicle by having my favorite blanket draped on my chair, a nice chalk board for quotes, and even a faux silk plant. My coworkers like to add their own quirky pictures, knickknacks and games to de-stress. One of my workers even has her own collection of Lego displayed on her desk. Another coworker keeps one of those adult coloring books at her desk for moments when she needs to wind down.

Organize

No matter how technologically advance we get, we will always need some form of paper products to get us through. I like keeping colorful folders, and coordinating them between different projects.

At my home office, I have gold accents everywhere. I re-purposed a gold jewelry holder to store my thumbtacks, paper clips, binder clips and other office essentials. I also have file holder in a matching gold shade to store the random letters and emails I need. 

Work Week Wears: July 31

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I’ve been loving the color combination of red, white, and black. White and black are simple enough that you can wear anything with them. I’ve combined various pieces of black, white and red this week to wear them in 5 different outfits without looking like I’ve been wearing the same thing over and over again. 

I’m in love with how the red makes these closet staples pop!


Monday:
Casual comfort

Tuesday:
lady in Red&black

Wednesday: 
Something Blue


Thursday:
black, white and red all over

Work Week Wear: July 10

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This week was exhausting. From being at work from 8-6 everyday then rushing home to pray, nap to preparing Iftar followed by taraweeh prayers, I’ve been super busy. Plus factor in the fact that we still have not found an apartment that we like. I can’t wait until Eid to spend some time relaxing with my parents. 


Monday

polka dot & maroon


Tuesday

bubblegum pink & black

Wednesday

Military Denim

Thursday

Sea-Green & Gray

Work Week Wears: 6/26/2015

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   Monday:

floral top/ red& black
Outfit Details:

Floral Top – Forever 21 similar Sheer top

Pants – Topshop skinny jeans

Bag –Kate Spade leather handbag

Shoes – ALDO high heel shoes

Arm Candy- Anne Klein crystal jewelry

Scarf- local boutique


       Tuesday:

Jumpsuit & Floral
Outfit Details:

Floral Cardigan –Forever 21 full length slip

Jumpsuit – Jump suit

Shoes – Black high heel shoes

Arm Candy- Anne Klein crystal jewelry

Necklace- Bib statement necklace

Scarf- local boutique


Wednesday:

Leopard in the Jungle
Outfit Details:

Top – H M button front top (on sale now!)

Pants-H&M black cotton pants

Shoes – Target similar here

Arm Candy- FOSSIL gold tone watch

Handbag- Michael Kors Hamilton

Scarf- HM


Thursday:Jungle Inspired

Outfit Details:

dress – H M long dress (on sale now!)

blazer- H M black jacket

Shoes – H&M black shoes

Arm Candy- FOSSIL gold tone watch

Necklace- Charlotte Russe gold jewelry

Belt –H M skinny belt

Scarf- HM




Friday:

Lavender & Grey
Outfit Details:

dress – J Crew (old) similar Gray dress 

top- Clementine short sleeve tee

Jeans- Topshop high rise jeans

Shoes – boutique similar Valentino ballerina flat

Arm Candy- Marc by Marc Jacobs leather band watch

Necklace- Sweet deluxe silver necklace

Belt –H M skinny belt

Scarf- HM