The holidays are over, the sun doesn’t stay out as late, and you’ve got at least three months to bear the freezing, depressing season known as winter.
How do you get through it all without sinking into hibernation mode? By making your office so appealing and pleasing that you can’t help but be happy all the time. (OK, most of the time.)
Here’s 19 (inexpensive!) ideas to get you started on livening up your desk or office. Winter never looked so good!
For the animal-loving organizer.
Because nothing makes highlighting memos better than scented markers.
Stay positive and goal-oriented no matter how bleak the weather gets—and have something to look forward to when it gets warm again!
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Start every day off with a smile (and a laugh or two).
All you need is a little color to brighten your whole day. Choose your favorite palette and create your ultimate dream desk!
(Note: This is the whole set, but you can also pick and choose your favorite pieces for a cheaper option!)
Store all your doodads in one easy (and colorful!) place.
You won’t forget what you need to do when it’s written on neon notes.
And for some extra daily motivation, try printing out these sticky note templates and putting them on your desk, laptop, or corkboard.
As a reminder when the dark is getting you down.
So you can bring your own sunshine to work.
10. Mini Zen Garden
If you can’t go to the beach, bring the beach (and the zen) to you.
To add a bit of shine and sweetness to your workspace.
Protect your wrists from all that hard work and decorate your desk at the same time!
13. Dammit Doll
For the days when you need to take your winter frustrations out on something (and not on someone).
Nothing makes a day better than candy. So why not store your favorites in the perfect dish?
When you need some color in your life, use your calendar to de-stress and regroup.
This “happy” lamp produces natural spectrum lighting to improve your mood and concentration—and help get rid of the nasty winter blues.
Or, if you’re more of a candle person, try this vibrant ambiance.
Finally, you can kick back, relax, and breeze through the winter in comfort and style.
All it takes is some bright decor, a little inspiration, and some love to craft a space that makes coming into work worth the snow and cold. Hang in there; winter will be over and done before you know it!
TopicsWinter , Lifestyle , In The Office , Shopping , Organization , Break Room , Syndication , Time Wasters
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author