Take Your Cubicle to the Next Level With These 15 Finds

If you're not inspired, then you're not productive.



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If your everyday job involves being surrounded by cubicle walls, then we’re talking to you. It’s time to grab the bull by the horns and embrace the challenge of designing and decking out your workspace. In order to give you a hand, we’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite ideas for transforming your workspace in a snap.

1: Bronze Trash Can

You likely already have a standard-issue plastic trash can under your desk, but this bronze number will be a quick and easy upgrade. Here’s an easy DIY you can try if you want to upgrade your current trash can on your own with decorative paper or removable wallpaper.

$19; target.com

2: Desk Plaque

Forget about pro/con lists. Maybe the best way to start making decisions at work is to ask yourself this one simple question: "What would Beyonce do?" This adorable desk plaque will help you remember to channel Bey whenever you need some boss lady inspo.

3: MOMA Snap-It-Up Organizer

Here’s a great alternative to a typical bulletin board. This acrylic display helps you show off your favorite pics, keep track of concert tix or even important memos. If you prefer a traditional bulletin board, here are some great DIY ideas for how you can dress up your bulletin boards with fabric and paint.

$20.70; amazon.com

4: Desktop Organizer Rise

Here’s a killer way to give yourself a bit more space on your desk, as well as raise up your computer. Place your monitor on top of this rise to get a better bird’s-eye view of your computer, and use the sections to help organize all the stuff on your desk.

5: Pretty Cup

Are you drinking enough water every day? If not, maybe you need to get yourself a cute tumbler to sit out on your desk to remind you to get in your 64 ounces. This adorable cup from ban.do comes in a variety of different sayings. But if you prefer coffee, here are some DIY ideas for making your own mug sleeves.

$14; bando.com

6: Small Hanging Mirror

Skip a trip to the restroom by putting a mirror up at your desk. You can quickly reapply your lipstick or even just spy on your cubicle mates for fun.

7: Ombre Keyboard Skin

If you want to dress up your computer, keyboard skins are a great way to bring some color into your cubicle. This pink ombre skin will jazz up your space in seconds.

$6.49; amazon.com

8: Metal Photo Clips String Set

Photo by: Urban Outfitters

Urban Outfitters

Here’s a super cute way to display all of your favorite pics: a photo garland. You can hang this in one spot at your cubicle or all around if you have lots of photos to share.

9: Pegboard Message Center

You can have some serious fun with this pegboard message center. Put some motivational quotes on there to keep you jazzed up during the day, or add funny messages for your office mates if you want to get a little cheeky.

10: Gooseneck Clip-On Lamp

If the overhead lighting in your office messes with your work vibe, it might be time to add some additional lighting to your space. These gooseneck lamps come in several colors and can be easily clipped on to your cubicle wall.

$10.70; homedepot.com

11: Mini Fridge

If you can’t make it through your day without a can (or two?) of La Croix, you might want to skip your kitchen runs and keep a mini fridge at your desk. This model holds nine cans, which should keep you well stocked all day.

12: Echo Dot

If you want to stay up on the weather, set reminders for yourself throughout the day or just simply annoy your coworkers by having funny ongoing conversations with Alexa (don't do this), put an Echo Dot on your desk.

$39.99; amazon.com

13: Bud Vases

Keep some small vases on your desk and you'll always have a reminder around to encourage you to pick up some fresh flowers at the start of each week. These tiny vases are the perfect addition to any small desk, and the flowers will give you an instant pick-me-up.

$9.99;  worldmarket.com

14: Custom Calendar

This gorgeous custom calendar is a great way to keep your fave photos around without cluttering up your desk. Choose from your favorite Instagram posts, then create your own yearly calendar to keep out on display.

15: Terrarium

If you’re more of a plant lover, keep a pretty terrarium on your desk to bring the outdoors in. You can fill it with easy-to-care-for air plants or other succulents that don’t require a lot of light or water. Here's the scoop on how to create your own terrarium. 

$14.99; westelm.com

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