If you’ve been keeping up with my blog lately, you’ll know that I recently started a new job (in a new industry, no less!). Along with the usual rigmarole of getting access to various systems, sitting through HR training courses, and learning a zillion people’s name, there at least comes the fun task of decorating your work space.
In my last two work situations, I had an actual office to myself, complete with a door I could shut to keep out the outside world. With all that space, I never really took the time to decorate it.
But now that I am back in a cube (a very small one at that), I am motivated to do something to make my little space stand out as my own.
So, where else does a girl in search of cute decor go? None other than Pinterest.
The problem is, Pinterest is absolutely chock full of #deskgoals when it comes to home offices, where you have the luxury of painting the walls, buying a fancy Z Gallerie desk, and arranging your space with interior design in mind.
Not so much with an office cube. You are limited to those drab cream colored desks with the grey soft walls used for pinning important docs and calendars. Not exactly great to work with!
So, I was honestly a little shocked that Pinterest didn’t have much in the way of ideas for decorating an office cubicle in the same way that it has a plethora of highly stylized home office decor ideas.
My first search yielded some not so cute ideas. I like the occasional chevron print (though I think it is very 2013 and now comes across as juvenile), but good grief, this cube got attacked by the chevron monster!
Then I found this cube decked out in gold with white polka dots. OK, at least we’ve moved onto a pattern that is much more classic than chevron, and gold is always a chic color. But the all over wallpaper just looks unprofessional in my honest opinion. (Although I must admit that i love the calendar.)
Seriously, what is with all of the full blown cube wall papering? I mean, I love me some horizontal black and white stripes, but this just seems like overkill to me.
Scrolling some more, I finally found a few pins that were a bit more toned down. The second photo below is a bit cluttered for my tastes, but I really like the idea of using a screensaver as decor.
Another thing I kept coming across was people using these monogram mugs as pencil holders, which you can actually see in the photo above as well. I think that’s an adorable idea!
In the end, Pinterest really didn’t offer a ton of ideas on decorating office cubicles, so it looks like I will just have to rely on the Pinspiration of all the home office pins that I love to drool over.
If you want to see the sort of home office decor ideas that will serve as inspiration for my new cube home at work, check out this Pinterest board I created today to save ideas.
Be on the lookout for an upcoming post about how I will actually end up decorating my new work cube!
Tell me, do you make a point to decorate your work office space at all, or do you keep it as it came when you started your job?
Until next time,
Please note: This blog post constitutes an editorial opinion, and any photos used herein are used for educational purposes only. Every effort has been made to credit original photographers.