Every morning you wake up and head to the same spot to do the work that consequently makes you a pretty decent living. You know what they say if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life. But how many people truly love what they do? Well, hopefully, you at least enjoy it a bit when it’s not too overwhelming and stressful and hopefully, you have decent company in the office as well. Other than choosing your career path, once you’re deep into your job, there’s not much you can do to change it without uprooting your life. If that’s the case and you’re feeling like maybe you need a little changeup, re-decorating is always a fun solution.
You decorate your home to your liking so why wouldn’t you do the same for your office space, somewhere you’re spending 40 or more hours per week? Exactly, there’s no reason you shouldn’t make that space your own, of course, if you have the authority to do so. Now you can’t decorate your office in the same fashion you’d decorate your bedroom. You have to make it professional so that clients don’t think you’re a quack. You should also relate the mood of your office to your profession. So, if you’re children’s doctor, bright colors and even cartoon character is appropriate, not so much for a financial advisor. This is pretty obvious, but it just needs to be said. Below are some really unique products and decorations you can add to your office to make it all yours, while also balancing out the professionalism.
Change up the seating
Traditional leather office seats are so boring. If you want to have fun with your work environment and your clients change it up a bit. Again, make sure it’s an appropriate choice for your profession, but check out some of these ideas:
- Velvet Modern Swivel Chair
- Zenergy Ball Chair
- Pit Stop Furniture Office Chair
- Eero Aarnio Style Ball Chair
Have some break-time entertainment
Unless you have clients back to back all day long, you’re going to have a little bit of downtime, even if it’s just during your lunch. It’s always good to have a TV somewhere in your office whether it is for you or for your clients when they’re waiting for you. The coolest kind of TV you can have in your office is a FrameMyTV Mirror TV. These TVs are disguised as either a mirror or a piece of artwork and transform into a flat screen once you hit the power button. This way you can watch TV when you want to, but you can also make it look nice when you have super important clients visiting.
Add some humor
There are a ton of small desk mounts or wall décor pieces that you can find on the Internet that is sure to give your co-workers and clients a good chuckle when they first walk through the door. Some examples include:
- A framed sign that reads: “office: a relaxing place after a strenuous night at home”.
- Sticker Letters that read: “boring is for suits”.
- Personalized Corkboard to hang up pictures and quotes .
The more fun you have at work, the more you’ll enjoy spending your time there. Don’t get too distracted with the whole decorating thing, but make sure you give yourself the time to make a space that is comfortable for you. Simply changing the colors of the walls or getting yourself a new funky file cabinet can make all the difference in a dull day. Work is your home away from home, so make the best of it by making it a space of your own. One last thing, if you’re not the boss, definitely check with the boss before making any major changes. You want to make work fun, so getting fired would defeat the purpose.