54 Ways To Make Your Cubicle Suck Less Cubicle decor and more, because your second home shouldn't feel like a jail. The products in this post were updated in May 2018.
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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.
Instead of a boring blotter, use a cool carpet sample.
Give your bulletin board some campaign flair by adding some L brackets.
Make your desktop background a work of art.
plant to add some color and life.
If you really don't want to take care of anything, this
faux-plant pen holder still adds a touch of green.
Make a large-scale "mural" by splitting an image into printable-sized parts.
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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.
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
Or, make some super-easy DIY book ends by spray painting rocks gold.
Tack up some inspirational quotes.
If you have fabric walls, use the toothy side of Velcro to hold frames up.
string to hold mini-photos in a cute display.
Get string and clips from Amazon for
$7.59 or get the (pictured) metal photo clips string set from Urban Outfitters for $14.
Spruce up your mousepad with some paint and tape.
T-Pins to create a DIY pegboard to organize supplies.
Or make hanging clips for your cubicle walls with this paper clip hack.
sweet mug to drink your free office coffee.
Or, get some pretty coasters to improve those basic office mugs.
Take your coffee game up a notch and BYO
French press and beans.
tray to keep everything organized.
organizer that doesn't take up a lot of space.
desktop clear by utilizing the vertical space of your walls.
Spray paint some recycled berry baskets for easy storage.
DIY an organizer with this origami tutorial.
Replace your chair with a
(Probably a good idea to ask your boss first/make sure the ceiling can support this crazy idea.)
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On second thought, just make your existing chair more comfortable with a
Add a throw that you can use as warmth when your office is FREEZING.
Get a similar throw pillow from Target for
Use this easy
coat hook to keep your things off your chair.
And by chair I mean floor. If your walls are thin enough, you can also just hang a wooden coat hook if the hook part swivels.
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"active footrest" to keep your legs from getting cramped.
These types of ergonomic footrests are perfect for anyone who gets antsy sitting down for too long.
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Use colorful fabric or
wallpaper as a backdrop on your boring walls.
Or add some gold confetti to the wall for a festive touch.
mirror to make your tiny desk jail feel more spacious.
Plus, you'll be able to see if anyone is lurking in your doorway. See more
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Use this genius method of paper organizing to keep your files in working order.
Get a colorful
dorm-sized fridge for under your desk.
Or one of those tiny adorable desktop versions. No one will steal your yogurt ever again.
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Use a room divider to create some semblance of privacy.
Use an old tree branch and a vintage belt to make this minimalist display for notes and pens.
Use this guide to feng shui your desk.
Dress up your keyboard with these
Easily removable (for when you get upgraded to the corner office).
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Make these easy catchall wall pockets with corkboard and leather.
Use your whiteboard to write motivational (and funny) messages.
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