In the office, your work desk is your domain! It’s a place where you sit and work for at least 8 to 10 hours every single day. However, most office spaces are dull and drab and are generally painted in neutral shades like white and beige. So, to jazz things up, why not add a bit of your personality to your work desk.
Studies have shown that a personalised desk increases motivation in employees and creates a cheerful working atmosphere. There is a sense of ownership in the employees when they can customise their work area according to their character.
To help you jazz up your dismal work area, here are some fun and unique ideas for you:
1. Keep Colourful Memo Pads to take important notes and messages:
Instead of taking messages on the desk wall, use colourful memo pads to jot down important notes and messages. Every time you write down an important message, the quirky notepad will surely make you smile.
2. Bring in some plants and flowers to freshen up your desk:
Decorating your table with plants and flowers is the easiest way to bring some freshness and greenery to your surroundings. As an add-on, these green friends purify the air in your office, ensuring that you work efficiently for hours without any fatigue.
3. Decorate to Your Boards with little knickknacks:
Don’t use the cork or magnetic board for pinning business docs only. Travel souvenirs from your last vacation or a witty poster that not only looks great but has a hidden message can be your best bet to add some character to your magnetic board.
4. Use Fun Magnets and Push Pins for your boards:
Another easy and inexpensive way to add some personality to your office desk is to use fun and quirky magnets or push pins for your cork or magnetic board. It’s one of the easiest ways to show your playful side to your colleagues.
5. Hold Files and folders with Decorative Bookends:
No office desk is complete without a handful of files, manuals and folders lying on it. While you cannot throw out these files and folders, you can be a little organised and creative by bringing in interesting bookends to your table. There are plenty of unique and creative options available on Amazon. Just pick one that defines your personality and use it to beautify and de-clutter your desk.
6. Create a pleasant atmosphere with a beautiful table lamp:
An attractive table lamp is decorative as well as functional. Simple or sophisticated, vintage or modern, whatever your taste, a table lamp instantly adds warmth and also provides some much-needed illumination.
7. Make a statement with a stationery organiser:
Every office desk is bound to be cluttered with pens, pencils, scissors, staplers, markers, post-it notes and other such knick-knacks. So why not invest in a quirky stationery organiser that will not only add de-clutter your desk but also add some character to it.
8. Create a personalised desk calendar:
Keep your schedule organised with a personalised desk calendar for your office desk. Create your own personalised desk calendar using photographs of friends and family. This way, you can not only keep track of important dates but cherish some fond memories as well.
9. Replace your boring coffee mug with a quirky one:
If you are a caffeine addict like me, you probably have a half-filled cup of coffee on your desk at all times. So, instead of using those boring ceramic or Styrofoam mugs, why not drink your coffee in a statement mug that defines your personality.
10. Washi tape it:
Washi tape is just what you need to decorate your workspace. It is not your typical adhesive, paper tape. It is easy to remove and comes in a variety of different patterns and hues. You can do whatever you want with it. Use it on your mouse pad, your chargers, or as a photo frame to add some colour to your workspace.
Your office is your second home, so why not decorate it like one too. Add a personal touch to it and make it fun, cosy and inspiring.