Cubicles get a bad rap, and admittedly they can sometimes live up to their reputation for being grey and khaki carpeted cells. But working from a cubicle doesn't mean you have to give up your sense of style and personal expression. We share five easy tips below for bringing some life, color and personality to your cubicle workspace.
Spruce Up Your Chair
Whether you bring it from home, decorate it with a pillow or drape a jacket over the back, a chair is an easy way to bring a pop of color to the uniformity of a cubicle setting. If you're handy with a needle and thread, consider making a basic slipcover for the top part of the chair.
Bring In a Splash of Color
Using decorative paper or a piece of cloth is an easy, inexpensive way to cover a portion of a cubicle wall. If you secure the material to a piece of foam board, it also gives you an additional surface to stick pins into, and it's easily moveable, or changeable.
Display a Small Collection
Along with those family photos, keeping a small collection on your desk is a good way to express personality and inject some fun into your surroundings. If you don't want to have toys hanging around, consider keeping a small display of books with attractive covers.
Hang Some Art
Placing art in a frame instantly elevates a cubicle's decor. Grab a set of three or five from a big store like Ikea or Target, and fill with photos or postcards on a similar theme. If you have a large blank wall, try out some removable vinyl decals, like those shown below.
Don't Forget the Plants
Plants are a great way to inject some life and greenery into your cubicle environment -- plus, they benefit your health! Pick a small plant that can thrive indoors, away from light or without much water, as your needs require.
How do you make your cubicle more comfortable, stylish and cool? Share your tips with Unplggd readers in the comments below. Have a cubicle you'd like to show off? Post the link!
(Chair: Flickr member Soon licensed for use under Creative Commons. Arcade collection: Flickr member Florence Ivy licensed for use under Creative Commons. Decals: Flickr member graymalkn licensed for use under Creative Commons. Picture frames: Flickr member jamalistics licensed for use under Creative Commons. Orange wall: Flickr member ABC Open North Queensland. Plant: Flickr member Arlette licensed for use under Creative Commons)