by Gail Jones
It's been at least a year now since you came to your new work place and took over your new office. First of all,
you were busy decorating a new home and learning a new job, but now that you're settled in you start noticing again
the same things that you noticed when you first took over your office.
The walls are a boring, drab colour and looking decidedly depressing, the sun streaming in through the heavy
duty blinds is decidedly dingy and the furniture is just about as grotty and plain as it can get. You figure that
an acceptable amount of time has passed for you to start an office decorating project.
Naturally, before you begin it's always a good idea to make certain that those in charge don't have a problem
with your redecoration plans. And remember that it is only an office and so you should treat your decorating plans
Painting the walls a snazzy red colour possibly might not work. However, you could brighten things up a bit by
repainting the walls a bright and jolly colour that won't upset anyone, least of all you. Then you could always
take down those ancient blinds that have been hanging there since the early 1980's and replace them with something
more pleasing and modern.
On the other hand, if the whole of the office is done up in the same style with the same blinds hanging on every
window, your stylish changes might not go down too well with your colleagues. So think twice before doing something
that changes the whole look and dynamic of the entire office.
However, there are easier methods you can employ to carry out your stylish office decorating ideas without too
much trouble to you and which don't necessarily need too much thought either. You could brighten up the appearance
of any room by placing a pot or two of flowering plants here and there around your office.
But, if you're at all like me and you don't have green fingers or if your presence is death to any plants near
you, then maybe you shouldn't bother with plants. You could however bring in some bright prints and hang them up on
your walls. Or perhaps you have kids and they have painted some smashing pictures for you.
Kids' paintings work well and will show your colleagues a different side of your character. But, don't get
stressed out over anything though - you really don't need a simple decorating project to add to the rest of your worries - an office decorating project should
be fun and stress-free.
Remember, your stylish office decorating project need not entail your turning the whole office, or yourself, on
its head. It should be something that you can live with on a daily basis.
After all, you're at your office most of the day, so it should be a place where you can be just as relaxed as
you are in your own home.