5 tips for decorating a cramped office space
It can be challenging to liven up your office if you're limited on space. However, a smaller office doesn't have to be boring. In fact, there are plenty of small ways to incorporate some color, cheer and pizzazz that won't take up a ton of valuable desk or floor space. Every company has different policies about hanging wall art and using certain decor items. There are still other options, though, that can make inspire creativity in even the smallest room.
Wondering how to spruce up your office space? Here are a few ideas to get you started:
A splash of color
It's best to keep the color scheme of your office relatively neutral and monochromatic, as too many loud hues will actually make the room feel even smaller. Plus, when your walls, furniture and other decor are subtle and understated, you can add a splash of color with a vibrant plant. Consider choosing one enormous blossom as opposed to an over complicated bouquet. A single red Gerber daisy in a clear glass vase, for example, makes a striking statement and doesn't take up much room at all. Neither does a cheerful sunflower, and in a bright yellow pot, it'll bring enough energy to any room.
A dose of greenery
If you have minimal space on your desk but actually have plenty of room on the floor, then you might buy a potted plant to place in the corner. A lush towering ficus in a terracotta pot can instantly liven up a stuffy office and make you feel as if you're outdoors in the fresh air. The winding stems and full leaves look especially lovely in an office that has artwork involving elements of nature. Plus, this plant is relatively easy to take care of, so it won't detract from your productivity.
A feeling of Feng Shui
It's possible to achieve good Feng Shui even in the smallest office with limited light, as long as you have the help of the right plants. One of the most important aspects of creating an environment with this kind of positive energy is good air quality, meaning you'll need air-purifying plants that will survive despite a high level of artificial lighting. Why not incorporate a lucky bamboo plant? This easy-care plant instantly generates a Zen vibe in your office, particularly when set among white river rocks in a sleek natural bamboo cube. This plant will bring your joy for a long time, and can even last with minimal light and attention. If you're seeking a little more color but don't have the room for an enormous arrangement, consider a slender-stalked elegant purple phalaenopsis orchid plant potted in a modern bamboo container.