You spend a lot of time at work. Think about it: If it takes you about an hour and a half to get ready and get to work, and then you spend the next nine hours in your office, you probably only have about four hours of awake time at home. So out of 14 to 15 waking hours, you’re spending over two-thirds of that at work, and another chunk just getting ready for work
That’s a lot of your awake hours for the day. And that means it’s a lot of time looking at the same four walls in your office—the same probably beige cube dividers, the same ordinary desk, the same blending-in carpet.
What we’re saying, of course, is that your work space may be a space that doesn’t have a lot of personality, and can leave you feeling a little bored and sapped creatively. And if it does that, it might be time to take your space and your office accessories, to the next level with some easy DIY glam ideas.
Let’s start with office supplies such as scissors and staplers. Everyone needs those—you can’t get away from it, even if your office is almost completely paperless. And you of course can find glammed up versions of these in office supply stores—but it’s a lot cheaper (and a lot more fun) to use some spray paint to add a little bit of sparkle to your own options. And what’s even better is that you don’t need a ton of DIY skills—just the ability to point and spray, in fact.
And if you glam up your office supplies, you can also use the same skills to glam up your home accessories too. Take a catch-all tray—you probably use one in your office to hold papers and files. And you might use one at home to corral keys and smartphones and wallets. Some adhesive paper is all you need to take your catch-all tray from boring to beautiful, and you can easily make one for the office and one for home.
There are even ways to think about your office to accessorize it without putting any DIY skills to use. For example, the textural look and feel of different things, such as faux fur, can be a great way to improve the look of an office. What else can you do? This graphic explains some ideas.