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No, this is NOT my office, but sometimes I wish I could have the most minimalist of desk spaces.
I recently moved desks, this time from an open space to an isolated, but rather large cubicle.
The big cube. It’s taking some adjusting. I’m used to having conversations with someone 15 feet away, and now it’s quiet, quiet. But I’m definitely getting used to it. How did I ever work before?!
Nevertheless, the old cube could use some sprucing up.
So, I’ve been looking for cube inspiration. Lots of workers like me, who are looking to brighten up our home away from home, have taken patterned fabric and pinned it to their cube walls. This is a great idea, and pretty easy to do, so long as your employer is OK with it.
But if you fear getting tired of a super bold pattern, or offending your office mates, you can still find some nice office supplies to turn your cube from blah to chic.
I’m obsessed with anything monogrammed these days, so this monogrammed pencil cup below is a good start.
Image via Desire to Decorate
Even adding some cool wall art — using fabric in regular photo frames is an easy way to go, like this office below. It’s not a cubicle, per se, but it’s the direction I’m headed. I love how the designer uses crisp white frames to display quirky art. Parents: This is a great way to display your kids’ art. That way you’re keeping your kiddos with you all day.
Image via Young House Love
Here are my ideas for my new office cube. I’ll keep you updated once I get settled in.
Fellow cube people: I’d love your suggestions!
1. Linen pinboard, Pottery Barn 2. Owl bookend set, Jonathan Adler 3. Nickel-plated lamp, IKEA 4. Faux alligator frame, Privet House for Target 5. Kravet fabric swatch, via the Designer Insider 6. Pearl Polyhedron Paper Vase, Etsy, via Real Simple 7. Pencil Shavings desk organizer, Anthropologie