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How to: Style a Cubicle

Decorating a small office space on a budget is very possible! Here's my inspiration...

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I think is super important to make your workspace into an area you enjoy. Whether you work from home in the corner of your living room, or you're stuck in a small 4x4 cubicle in a public office... you can still make your space your own!

Im currently working in a shared office space. I knew that I wanted to personalize my area but I thought keeping things in a neutral color scheme would work better in our shared space. I picked through the aisles of Marshalls, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, and of course Target and found just about everything on my list! 

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My list was separated into 4 categories: 

1. Organize

One of my biggest pet peeves is clutter on my desk! I found these cute gold patterned folders at Target to put away all of my important documents. 

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This modern pen holder, also from Target, makes collecting cute pens even more fun and keeps my desk pretty clear.

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I couldn't pass up this lucite and gold pair. It makes stapling and taping much more fun if you ask me. I grabbed these from Marshalls for under $10! 

 

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2. Power up

Working in a shared office space calls for some serious focus. I brought my gold Beats By Dre headphones to work to help tune out any distractions from my workload. 

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I was gifted this adorable coffee mug from an office buddy and I make sure to fill it with enough caffeine to keep me up throughout the day.

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3. Lighten up

One man's trash is another man's treasure! After searching for an affordable desk lamp to no avail, a coworker was giving away this vintage desk lamp and I gladly took it off of their hands! The touch of gold and green add to my neutral color scheme and its even better because it was free.99 

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4. Check in

Lastly, This small little mirror is here so that I can check in with myself throughout the day. It may seem a little vain, but I tend to glance at myself often to check for any leftover lunch on my face, or crazy fly away hairs. I grabbed this from the bathroom section at Target!

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This bulletin board wasn't on my original list but once I added a few inspirational quotes up there with my important work notes, it became one of my favorite additions to the space! 

 

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I hope that you guys enjoyed this small office tour and were also inspired to create an inviting work space of your own! Let me know how you like to add personality to you desk! 

Until next time,

Lisa

Project #1Room30Days

Project #1Room30Days is a pretty awesome program hosted by my good friend Alaya over at

www.behindthebiggreendoor.com

! Its the perfect motivational push to finish a space in your home you've been neglecting, or a room that just needs a little revamping!

Since I live in a studio apartment, I didn't have many rooms to choose from, but one trip to Home Goods inspired me to brighten up my living space!

I came across these gorgeous pieces of wall art at the Home Goods grand opening in Decatur, Ga.

I loved the black, white, and gold accents and I knew they would be perfect in my space as a new gallery wall. My current gallery wall was starting to bore me and inspiration quotes are a great way to spruce up a space!

I also had my eye on a RugsUSA shag rug for about a year, I took the plunge (and snagged a sale)! 

I moved my current colorful rug from World Market to my reading nook so that this new bright Marrakesh shag rug could take its place!

This is my previous rug and coffee table...

I still love this rug, but I love it better in it's new home.

I donated my coffee table to a neighbor to give myself a little more walking space (and to admire my new rug). This DIY stool looked great in its place and the gold legs added a nice touch. I love that its movable and also serves as extra seating for guests.

I was ready to get my gallery wall up and with a little coaching from Alaya, we decided on a nice layout. I also added in a few pieces that previously hung in my bedroom nook. 

My new gallery wall is absolutely perfect! I love how it came out and the inspiration quotes are a great motivation for each new day. 

Take a look at the before and after!

A brighter space and a few less pillows makes a difference! I did keep a few pieces from my gallery wall and relocated them to my entryway.

The last thing I dd in this space was purge and update my Ikea shelving. Since this is the focal point of my space I felt it needed a little freshener. These are my shelves before...

,,,And here they are after! A simple re-styling gave them a new clean look. 

That pretty much wraps up my entire space! Its amazing what a few updates can do to a room.

If you're in need of a little home encouragement, Project #1Room30days would be perfect for you! Weekly updates and checkpoints as well as a supportive group of people on the journey with you can do wonders! 

If you're interested in participating, sign up for the next June or August challenge

HERE

Be sure to take a look at the other beautiful spaces that were created from this month's participants below!...

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