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Small Tricks for Turning Your Office into a Chic and Creative Oasis

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If you’re working from a company office, you probably have a small not very impressive workspace. However, you don’t have to have the freedom to rearrange furniture or repaint your walls in order to make a difference in style and creativity in your office. Here is a décor guide that will boost both! 

Keep clutter under control

While some people thrive when surrounded by so-called ‘creative mess’, the rest of us just find it very hard to concentrate and be creative in a chaotic space. So, make sure to keep clutter at bay, at least in your own cubicle or desk. All you need is 10 minutes at the end of your work day to put away supplies, file documents and organize things. 

Think of your health

If you can, ask for a new chair—that’s the best thing you can do for your health and your office style. However, if that’s not possible, improve your existing chair by adding some pillows to it. One for your lower back and one for your behind will not only change the look for your chair but improve the comfort and ergonomic properties of your seating. Another equally healthy and stylish thing you can do for your space is add a fruit bowl to your desk. If you’re used to carrying fruit in your lunch box, why not keep some fruit in the office too? You can fill your bowl with apples, peaches and oranges and have both a colorful office décor but also a healthy snack. 

Boost your lighting

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If you want to be not only productive but also creative and motivated, you need good lighting. While you can’t do that much about your general lighting in your office, you can bring your own lamp to provide you with better illumination and extra style. Find a practical desk lamp that fits your office style and it will instantly create a pleasant work environment

Add pleasant scents to your space

While you can’t go overboard with powerful smells if you work at a company office, you can make your space a little scented. The most practical thing for this is candles. They are small and subtle, yet beautiful even when not lit. You can grab some beautiful wholesale candles online for your space and fill it with pleasant scent in no time! Your safest bet is to get a few smaller ones and group them—this is an old interior décor tip that works like a charm. 

Find an easy way to hang photos

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If you want to decorate your space with photos of your loved ones, frames sure are cheap, but they are not so practical. They are bulky and add to the clutter. So instead, grab a string or a wire and some colorful clothespins and hang your photos. It will not only look much more interesting but also be more practical and easy to change up. 

Cancel noise

It’s pretty hard being creative at work when you’re surrounded by ringing phones, whirling machines and your chatty coworkers. Luckily, you can make the noise around you disappear completely with only one move—noise-canceling headphones! A pair of quality headphones will not only reduce the noise but also keep your stress levels at bay and provide you with crystal clear sound. You can blast your favorite tunes from Spotify or choose something more concentration-appropriate like white noise, nature sounds or classical music. 

Add colorful note-holders to the mix

Are you always sticking notes to your laptop and pinning papers to the wall? Ditch that messy habit and get some stylish note holders. You can get these for only a few dollars or make your own if you want to exercise your creativity. They can even be used to display photos or motivational messages to keep you going. 

Welcome plants to your space

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If you’re looking for an easy and eco-friendly way to brighten up your space, choose plants. Plus, some types are also great at purifying your air while being very low-maintenance. You don’t need a green thumb to keep these alive and thriving.  

Hold files with fun bookends

If you think bookends are reserved only for old, dusty studies, you’re so wrong! Today, these come in so many trendy and fresh designs perfect for any kind of office. From very minimalist and sleek to colorful and quirky, your files, folders and manuals will look better than ever before. 

You don’t have to go hard with the changes in order to start noticing results. Like in business, sometimes the smallest design touches have the biggest effect. Try it yourself with the tips above and see how you feel in your new and improved space.

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Chloe Taylor Chloe is a graduated journalist from Adelaide and a regular contributor to Smooth Decorator. She loves everything related to decor, aesthetic and lifestyle topics. She is also passionate about photography. Her biggest dream is to travel the whole world and take some stunning photographs of beautiful places. Beside all this, she enjoys drinking coffee and reading a beautiful book from time to time. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, G+
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