Does the drab, beige office space you work in make you feel like crawling under your desk to escape? If so, it’s time to take matters into your own hands and paint!
Here are four easy, budget-friendly ways to add color and personality to your workspace.
Use Smaller Paintings or Photos for a Wall Gallery
The first tip for painting your office space doesn’t actually require you to paint the space at all!
Find paintings that you like and hang them in a grid pattern on one wall. For variety, switch it up once in a while; go vertical rather than horizontal, and add in some different-sized frames to add interest.
This is a great way to bring life to space that you may not have the ability or permission to paint yourself.
Make a Feature Wall with Colorful Tiles
Start by painting your wall the color you would like it to be, then smooth down tile adhesive and place tiles of contrasting color all over the wet surface. When the tiles dry, finish off with a clear coat over the top to protect the tiles from scratches and smudges.
This works best with ceramic or glass tiles. You can mix and match different sizes and colors, so don’t feel limited by a boring sampler pack!
Take it up a Notch with Metallic Accents
If you’re looking for something a bit more daring than an accent wall, consider adding a metallic touch to your office space with metallic spray paint and stencils.
Not only is this modern and updated, but it will add a striking look that still feels professional and polished. Metallic can also be used in the other ideas on this list; try metallic borders around your painting or tiles, for example.
Get Creative and Inspire Yourself
By bringing new colors to your workspace, you’ll not only make your environment more inviting but also inspire yourself to make the most of your time there.
Pick one – or several – of the above ideas and let your creativity be the guide. Don’t be afraid to let loose and try some new things – sometimes it’s the smallest changes that make the biggest impact!
You’ll be more productive, happier, and less likely to dread heading into work! Now that’s what we call a win-win.
Marc Poulos began his real estate and financial services career, but he soon realized that his true passion was beautifying homes. He started working with various small craftsman shops before serving an apprenticeship with the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago. His commitment to excellence won him Top Apprentice from Washburne trade school in Chicago – the country’s premier school of its kind.