If you feel like your workplace is looking a little drab, and you’re wondering how to decorate your cubicle, how to add a bit of personality and make it more inviting and inspiring, then this is the guide for you.
We will cover how to style your cubicle to make it more colorful and less grey and sad, but while still maintaining a sense of professionalism and not going overboard with the decorative elements.
So, without further ado, let’s get started on the basics for how to decorate your cubicle.
1. Add Wallpaper to Your Cubicle Wall
Notice that I wrote wall in singular, as you don’t want to get too crazy with the tapestry.
When adding wallpaper to your cubicle, what you want to do first is measure the size of the wall/area you want to cover. Don’t forget to add a few inches to each side, just to be on the safe side, and so that you have more fabric to work with.
How to add wallpaper to your cubicle wall:
When you’ve got your fabric, start pinning from the center out, making sure everything is neat and tight.
When you reach the end, you can either pin the fabric in place or fold it around the panel. If your cubicle has a gap between the panel and the frame, you can use a thin ruler to squeeze the fabric into the gap, which will help secure it in place.
For non-fabric types of cubicles, using self-adhesive wallpaper is another great option.
2. Hang Pictures and/or Posters
Pick a poster, painting or another piece of art that you like, and pin it to the wall. If it’s lightweight, pushpins might be enough. Do however note that posters and pushpins can quickly end up looking like a teenager’s dorm room.
If you want something slightly more classy, go for a framed picture or painting. If your walls are made of cloth, panel wall wire hooks work great for hanging lightweight objects.
A simple black frame always looks great, whether you use it for a photo or a piece of artwork. By keeping int the mat board (the white frame inside) helps make the piece more centered and gives an overall better feel to your cubicle.
Another option is to add a mirror. This works great to make the space seem bigger, not to mention when you need to check your appearance to make sure you look professional and don’t have cookie crumbs stuck around your mouth, before a meeting.
3. Pick Desk Accessories in a Consistent Color Scheme
Make sure the objects that are always present on your desk match - that means, if your stabler is pink, get a pink tape dispenser to match. This ensures that the overall look of your desk follows a cohesive style, which makes it appear more organized.
If you aren’t into pink, the tried and true classics - black and white - work well too.
Last step - Add a Plant or a Flower to Enliven the Space
Adding a small potted plant or flower helps instantly liven up the space and create a better cubicle environment. If you’re the kind of person whose plants… well … usually don’t live that long, getting a good quality fake plant is also a viable option.
That way you won’t have to worry about who waters it when you go on vacation either.