Do you want to bring some feminine touches to your office? It’s possible, even if your office is a cubicle, or just a desk in a room. If your office is not your own space there are some budget friendly touches to bring, that you can also take with you when you leave.
1.) Fur Throw on the Floor or Over a Chair
Fur can be a very feminine touch and it’s unexpected in an office. There are some great inexpensive faux furs that work well in front of your office chair (not under) or thrown over the back of the chair.
2.) Elegant Desk Accessories
Your desk is often the focal point of your office area. An easy way to take it from generic to chic is to add some more stylish desk accessories. Bonus, these things are easy to move if you change jobs or work spaces and they are inexpensive.
Even something as small as a pencil holder or desk organizer can add a small personal touch to your desk. The variety in this area is overwhelming. I recommend searching by finish, like copper, or rose gold and then adding the accessory you want.
- Rosegold 4 piece Desk Organizer from Etsy
- Elephant Pencil/Phone Holder (this one can hold a flower, too)
- Gold Desk divider from Pottery Barn Teen
3.) Art For Your Office
If you have the luxury of hanging art in your office space think about who else comes into your office. If your space is shared or public, it might be better to put up something that is not too personal. Think about the artwork you see in offices, it’s always impersonal.
That doesn’t mean that it has to be boring or bland, just don’t hang lots of personal photos. For inexpensive artwork I like to look at Minted and Artfully. There are lots of choices that are feminine, but not too over the top if you are in a public space.
- Glyphs Italic from Minted
- Fern4 from Artfully
- Steel Skin from Artfully
- The Good Bad and The Ugly from Artfully
- Graceful Exit from Minted
4.) Plants in Cute Pots
If you have natural light, you have the opportunityt to keep a real plant in your office. If not, don’t despair there are some great fakes. A cute pot is brings an extra feminine touch to your plants, especially if they are fake.
- Bohemiagoods Face Planter on Etsy
- Mkono Cotton Rope Plant Basket on Amazon (the snake plant inside is a great one for low light spaces)
- Copper planter on Amazon
- Skurar planter from Ikea
- Bittergurka planter from Ikea
5.) Lamps and Lighting
Overhead fluorescent office lighting can be so terrible. To overcome that industrial feel (if you are not at home) bring some of your own lighting. Even a little bit of light from a lamp, or multiple lamps if you can swing it, will make the space feel much warmer.
Amazon has some amazing deals on lamps and the best way to find them is to search for the material you want “ceramic lamp” or “copper lamp”. You can find two lamps including a shade for as low as $30 (FOR TWO).
Try adding a few of these more feminine touches to your office and see how it affects your mood at work.