Home Away from Home: Office Cubicle Decor

Home Away from Home: Office Cubicle Decor

Sarah Han
Sep 8, 2008

For those of us who spend the majority of our time in office cubicles, we're faced with a choice: to decorate or not to decorate. While some of us relish in the idea of making that little plot of space our own with objects or reminders of those things near and dear to our hearts, others of us feel that it's best to leave our tastes, interests, and knickknacks at our homes, or perhaps, just away from the office.

For those of us who decide to decorate, we can decide whether our cubicle decor will express our personalities, our personal style, or a little of both.

Some of our co-workers decorate their personal spaces with houseplants and flowers, others with framed photos of family members, and still others with furniture, lamps, and decor items brought from their homes.

We like to decorate our cubicle with chotchkes, toys and fun(ny) items that we don't have the space for in our home. After we moved in with our significant other, we decided to rethink how many cutesy and kitschy items we had out in our common space. So yes, our treasured Corey Feldman head shot (taken in the prime of his teen years) and most of our Gatchapan figurines from Japan are banned from our apartment, but have prime real estate in our cube. For us, decorating our cubicle has been a good way to hold onto those things that we still like that that don't match with our home decor.

How do you decorate your office cubicle?

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