Tuesday we toured some colorful workplaces from around the web. Now let’s look at how we can bring some fun into our own offices and workday.
Of course there is furniture. Remember that GREAT office with the colorful art and lunchbox bookcase? Well, I’m still in love with it but I still want to change something.
I’d like a different chair. Perhaps one of these.
I LOVE these chairs from Community Furniture. I’m not sure which one I’d get…surprisingly the turquoise is not my quick selection. Orange is tempting. But then there is the purple. I feel like the color energy would seep into me as I sat and I’d be the most creative chic on the block. I might even get a reputation… What color are you creating from?
Have a bookcase in your office? Dress it up! I’ve always loved this next idea. Put wallpaper remnants, contact paper, favorite photos or anything colorful behind the shelves like the dining room feature shown below. A fun DIY to tackle this weekend.
You can also paint the back panel with a bright color (or 2 or 3) to add some fun color pop like the living room piece shown on Decor Arts Now.
If you’re feeling really creative, do a little of both! Mix it up. Decorate some shelves with a patterned paper and keep some a solid color!
After furnishings, we need accessories. Check out See Jane Work. There is no shortage of fun colorful office supplies on this website. I could buy one of each! But, I did have a few favs.
Kate Spade Pencils?!?!
Lilly Pulitzer Highlighters for feeling fresh and girlie.
OH, YES! Jonathan Adler pens? I’ll take a case of these!! We’ve got favorite designers “at our fingertips”!
When we’re done writing, and drawing, and coloring, and highlighting, and doodling…..we”ll need to organize some things.
A few not so boring folders!
REALLY not boring and down right FUN flag strips ! *
When Spring FINALLY arrives, we might want to tear ourselves away from our beautiful offices and take some work to the park. PERFECT! We can take our work and our color with us with these binders.
All this blog activity, Facebooking, Tweeting, and work…right there is work to be done…is wearing out our mouse pad. I’ll take the Bella Leather Mousepad in Pink, PRETTY PLEASE.
And since our office is now so pretty and organized we’ll need to tackle those unsightly cords. No problem!
These retractable cord keepers I found at Style At Home keep us colorful and neat!
I’m almost done with my office…but there is something missing. What was it??
Lighting – Right! Kelley Moore envy means I need one of these!
As seen in House of Turquoise
The chandelier that is. My new goal: Office with a chandelier.
We’re done! We decorated our office. We’re surrounded by color and ready to create a magnificent day. Let’s get to work!
Right after I’m done drawing with my Lilly Pulitzer highlighters and doodling with my Jonathan Adler pens…