Do you want to bring some feminine touches to your office? It’s possible to bring some glamour to your work space even if it’s a cubicle or just a desk inside the closet.
Think about how many hours you spend working. It’s worth it to really feel good about the space you work in. An organized and nicely decorated office space can even improve your productivity, don’t just take it from me.
If your work environment is a place where someone else provides the office furniture, there are some budget-friendly feminine decor items you can add that you can also take with you when go to your next office. Try one of these five feminine office design ideas to bring some style to the office.
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. It’s a great way to add a little whimsy to a small space and you can find faux fur to complement just about any color palette.
- Overstock Faux fur throw
- Faux sheepskin throw on Amazon – this comes in many different colors
- Faux white Sheepskin throw on Etsy
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 stylish desk accessories that fit your personal style. 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 personal touch to your desk space. The variety in this area is overwhelming. I recommend searching by finish, like copper, rose gold, or gold accessories, and then adding the accessory you want.
- Rosegold 6 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 you don’t have your own personal space, but rather your space is shared or public, it might not be a good idea to put up something that is very personal. Think about the artwork you see in offices, it’s usually something abstract or generic.
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. You can even create a small gallery wall if you have enough space. 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
Plants add a pop of color and are one of my favorite ways to add texture to any space. If you have natural lighting, you have the opportunity to keep a real plant in your office. If not, don’t despair. The good news is there are some great fakes. A cute pot 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 in a home office space) bring some of your own lighting. Even a little bit of light from a desk 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).
- Ranarp task light from Ikea
- Eloise two tone lamp on Amazon available in multiple color combinations
- Round ceramic table lamp from Target
Try adding a few of these more feminine touches to your office and see how it affects your mood at work. You might find that you are calmer and more productive and able to do your best work.