This week’s Thursday’s Theme is dedicated to minimalist decor. More specifically, decorating in a small study within your home or in your office at work. These places may not be high on your decorating priority list, but it does not take much to add comfort and personality to these spaces.
Yes, tissues. A tissue box is easy to find at a drug store or supermarket, and are almost always available in colorful, decorative varieties. Choose one based on the season, your favorite color, or your favorite print and voila! An instant decoration that is also functional.
You may have one already, but a bulletin board in your office space can be more than just a place for posting notices and to-do lists; use it for design purposes and expression! Do you have a quirky e-card or quote you love reading? Print it out in color and hang it up to give yourself inspiration for your own home decor. A bulletin board works great with a dry-erase board (remember those from last week?), especially if you already use the dry-erase board for a calendar and scheduling; use the bulletin board for posting your creative and design idea to-do’s.
This one is a little more obvious. But, instead of opting for a standard, plain desk lamp, invest in one that you’ll actually like looking at on your desk, and one that will perhaps invite conversation from guests or coworkers.
This takes a little more time to create, but DIY coasters are perfect functional and decorative pieces for a desk or table in your office (and they make great gifts for office parties). All it takes are a few store bought items, some of your favorite photos, and a great tutorial like this one to create an ornament that will keep your office surfaces clean!
How do you decorate your office, either at home or at work? We’d love to hear and share your ideas for personal, inspirational, and functional decor.