54 Ways To Make Your Cubicle Suck Less

December 28, 2014  

1. Raise your computer up to eye level.

It’s ergonomically easier on the neck. Get one of these handy laptop lifters, or DIY with some books or reams of paper.

2. Add some tassel flair.

Get these paper tassels here. Or, DIY your own.

3. Instead of a boring blotter, use a cool carpet sample.

Bonus: They’re usually cheap or free! See more at House Beautiful.

4. Give your bulletin board some campaign flair by adding some L brackets.

See how here.

5. Get a fancy calendar.

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These are the best.

6. Make your desktop background a work of art.

Or a motivating message, like this one.

7. Get a plant to add some color and life.

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Succulents are a great choice because they don’t need much care and they don’t have pollen (which can irritate your office mates with allergies). See more cubicle-appropriate foliage here.

8. If you don’t have room for a big plant, try one of these adorable mini-succulent magnets.

Get one here.

9. Or, try a tiny air plant, which requires zero work.

(It’s that tiny one in the cute giraffe planter.) Get one here.

10. If you really don’t want to take care of anything, this faux-plant pen holder still adds a touch of green.

Get it here.

11. Add googly eyes to all your office supplies.

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12. Make a large-scale “mural” by splitting an image into printable-sized parts.

Easily split images with this tutorial.

13. Add a lamp to create instant warmth.

Kimberly Michelle / pinterest.com

Fluorescent lighting never helped anyone. If your cubicle doesn’t get a lot of sun, try getting a full-spectrum bulb that simulates natural light.

14. Or, string up some Christmas lights for a little extra glam.

15. DIY a chandelier with some string lights.

Probably a good idea to ask first.

16. Up your Post-it Note game with these adorable banner notes.

Get them here.

17. Make some DIY rice-and-beans-filled bookends from fabric scraps.

Eucalyptus leaves are also a great “plant” addition that adds green but doesn’t require work. Plus, it smells great! Get the DIY tutorial here.

18. Or, make some super-easy DIY book ends by spray painting rocks gold.

See more from the geniuses at DesignLoveFest.

19. Tack up some inspirational quotes.

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Get some cool font-spiration here.

20. For extra snazz, use some decorative pushpins.

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Get these wood ones, or other cool varieties.

21. Put your decor in cheap matching frames for an easy upgrade.

22. If you have fabric walls, use the toothy side of Velcro to hold frames up.

23. Use string to hold mini-photos in a cute display.

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24. Spruce up your mousepad with some paint and tape.

Directions here.

25. Upgrade your office supplies.

Get the most colorful gear ever here. Or more rustic equipment here.

26. Use T-Pins to create a DIY pegboard to organize supplies.

Get some here,

27. Or make hanging clips for your cubicle walls with this paper clip hack.

Full directions here.

28. Get a sweet mug to drink your free office coffee.

Available here.

29. Or, get some pretty coasters to improve those basic office mugs.

Make some DIY gold-rimmed coasters with this tutorial.

30. Take your coffee game up a notch and BYO French press and beans.

31. Get some Magnetic Poetry for your filing cabinet.

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Provides endless entertainment. Also good for leaving important notes. Get the official version here.

32. Use a tray to keep everything organized.

Kristin Clark / Living Color Print / livingincolorprint.com

33. Or this organizer that doesn’t take up a lot of space.