5 Tips to Turn Your Workspace from Drab to Fab

by | Nov 15, 2019 | Inspiration, Tips and Tricks

When it comes to workspace, the first thing that would come to your mind would most probably be a large corner office where you can find yourself staring on your computer screen and furiously typing on a keyboard, confined cubicles with plain empty walls and are full with files and scattered stationery items on the desk, or home office where you keep plugging away in an important project at a small corner. 

While all those things perfectly describe how a typical workspace looks like when it comes to producing results or getting things done, there is so much more to your desk, chair, computer and file cabinets, if you want to be both creative and productive. To be at your most productive mark for you, your workspace should be a source of constant inspiration as well as a pleasant place to work.

So before you start your work today, take a few minutes to look at your workspace. Does it inspire you or is it just too monotonous? If you think that it’s time for a change or you want to give your workspace a little spruce, here are 5 tips to turn your workspace from drab to fab!

Show Off Your Highlights

Whether you’re working in a large company, self-employed or setting up a little workspace of your own to cater to your specific hobbies like crafting, reading or writing, it’s always good to remember that at times there will be other people who will enter your space, be it for meetings, discussions or the likes. In order to make your visitors feel welcomed, why not display the highlights of your life through framed prints. Not only will they make your space more light and welcoming, but the framed prints can also be a great way to reflect your personality, both professionally and as an individual throughout your office.

As most of the workspaces will definitely have some eschewed corners in favour of focal aspects of the room such as the desk, reception desk or the couch, you can take advantage of those precious corners by displaying some of your favourite or proudest highlights. For example, you can place your diplomas, prestigious awards, achievements of the company, picture collage of best memories, your company logo, or positive quotes in a frame that’ll inspire greatness and boost yours or your staffs working spirit in a great way. 

Either you choose to hang them on the blank and boring walls of your workspace to create a “wall of fame”, lean them with the help of art shelves to create a classic and chic style or place them on a sideboard with some decorative items, framed prints are still the best and easiest way for you decorate your workspace while giving people a glimpse of what your personality. 

The Metal Masterpiece

When it comes to workspace decoration, you’ll definitely need a different set of needs and decor taste to help you to complement your workspace interior style. But that doesn’t mean that you have to burn a ton of money in your attempt to enhance the appearance of your workspace, especially if you want to stay trendy and achieve a contemporary/minimal style working space. 

Adding a metal art pieces of nature images such as forest, mountains, floral fields, sunset of tropical islands, seascapes with some motivational quotes or philosophies in your workspace areas – the hallway, stairways, break-out zones and cabins. This will give your workspace a greater outlook and brighten up the space without blowing your budget.

As these luminous and durable art pieces are basically printed in a full bleed and involve glossy finish, the visuals that you choose to print and display will look bolder, radiant, clearer and beautiful to complement your simple and modern workspace interiors. When people see these stunning metal masterpieces on your workspace walls or placed on your desk, it will create a better impression and shows that your office has a unique taste that’s special to you.

Sprinkle Fun with Polaroid Photo Prints

Photo credit:https:Pinterest.com@Liqing Fan

If you’re one of those who work in a workspace surrounded by confined cubicle walls or corner office facing toward a bland and boring wall, you’ll definitely know how bleak it can look and how uninspiring it is to work in a drab environment devoid of any life or energy. Decorating your workspace with things that’ll remind you of happiness and inspiration is a great way to amp your productivity level; why not decorate your boring walls or cubicle walls with some unique polaroid photo prints?

There are ample approaches that you can go about with polaroid style photo prints to decorate your confined workspace. For example, you can create a striking mosaic photo wall by sticking prints on a paper board or directly to your cubicle walls, or make a grid panel gallery wall for you to prop it on your desk with a clip of your favourite photos on it.

You can also fit your photos onto a DIY windowpane or bulletin board and lean them on your desk, or go grand by clipping them onto a piece of string to create a photo garland.

All these nice little touches add charm and sprinkle of fun to your own little workspace, reminding you of all the best moments you had to inspire you to move further. Make yourself feel comfortable at work and that will eventually reward you with greater productivity.

Mind The Creative Calendars

Your workspace decoration can also be done to serve a practical purpose in the form of creative calendars. As we all use our workspace to produce a result or get things done, it is important for us to remember that crowding the workspace with too much of decorative items that don’t serve a purpose will make your space look a little unprofessional. To achieve a good balance, adding functional decor items like creative calendars would be a great choice that also allows you to keep track with everyday tasks, ongoing projects or upcoming vacations while keeping your style shown.

There are many different creative calendars you can find in the market, but if you would like to add some unique and personal touch to your workspace, then personalised calendars that come in choices like modern wall calendars, calendar cards, classic wall calendars, desk calendars and poster calendars would be the perfect way to go.

Each of the calendars mentioned has its own special features that’ll allow you to reflect your personal style either through adding your favourite photos, motivational quotes that’ll set your mood to start your day or scrapbooking items that’ll allow you to mark your dates in a fun way or important appointments. Whether it is to spruce up your workspace by hanging type calendars or unique desk calendars that are handy, adding creative personalised calendars as one of your workspace items are both functional and creative that will keep you motivated to work efficiently without compromising the workspace aesthetic. 

Rejuvenate With Decorative Personalised Mug

Personalised mugs can be one of the most practical workspace decor accessories. Although mugs are typically used for drinking hot beverages such as coffee, tea or hot chocolate to keep you pumped at work, you can use personalised beverage holders to spruce up your workspace desk with some creative ideas.

Personalised mugs allow you to add your favourite photos, quotes, personal messages and your company logo on the mug, constantly reminding you to kickstart your day in a motivated mood. Once in a while, the mug could make an impression to your workspace visitors or promote your company brand when clients visit. A smart alternative way to compliment the mug with your personal workspace would be to make them into a charming vase by placing artificial or real flowers as decor. To be more functional, use it as a smart pen holder to create an organised and clean-looking desk while having the quotes on mug to keep you motivated all day long.


We hope these tips will help you to enhance your workspace from drab to fab and create an atmosphere that increases your productivity, inspiration and creativity to get your things done. To find more unique products that can be used to level up your workspace vibe, feel free to visit the Pixajoy website and choose your favourites!

Travel Guide: Top Instagrammable Places in Bali (Part II)

Nalu Bowls Shelter @ SeminyakCredits: @aylen25 on Instagram If you’re looking for a place to eat in Seminyak that offers something nutritious, refreshing, and so beautifully presented that you simply can’t resist uploading a photo of it onto Instagram, then a trip to...

Travel Guide: Top Instagrammable Places in Bali

With the long holidays swiftly approaching, everyone is starting to plan just where it is that they want to spend their well-deserved vacation. For those of you who are considering visiting someplace where you can experience the cool sea breeze and fresh mountain air,...

56 Unique Ways to Say ‘Happy Birthday’

We all know that birthdays are special events that are worth celebrating (ignore the naysayers - you’re never too old to have a birthday party). They mark another year of growth - of living, laughing, loving, and learning. When people celebrate birthdays, they’re...

Unplug & Reconnect with Photo Books

It’s no secret that social media is basically a utopia for connection. Everyone and their grandparents seem to be on Facebook while the younger gen tend to flock to more visual social media channels - like Instagram or TikTok. These sites work like a charm to help...

Surprising Family with Magic Mugs

Are you from one of those families who loves to have matching stuff? From wearing matching outfits on special occassions to having matching phones, shoes and accessories, we’ve all had our fair share of experience with ‘twinning’ with a family member. Other than being...

6 VSCO Recipes You Should Try

When it comes to recording life’s precious moments, there's no denying the fact that our smartphones have become our most accessible tool for the task. With high-end and sophisticated cameras that allow us to take crystal-clear images without the need for a DSLR...

Travel Photo Book Inspiration

Want to know what’s one of the biggest perks of having a smartphone? It’s that every time you’re on vacation, you’ll always have a camera on you to capture those unforgettable moments.  Plus, with digital photography, you won't have to wait as long for your film to be...
photo of a framed up neon print

2022 Wall Art Trends

Since the pandemic hit over 2 years ago, we’ve seen plenty of people go on home decorating spree to elevate the feeling of stress and boredom from being cooped up inside. From something simple as changing the type of lightbulb used to full on home makeovers, the...

5 Tips to Stay Stress-free During the Holidays.

The holiday season can be a pretty brutal time of the year. At every corner, there seems to be a lot to do. Everyone - from your parents to your littlest sibling appears to be rushing, stressing, preparing, planning, scheduling, and juggling last-minute tasks and...

5 Thoughtful Gifts for Ramadan 2022

The holy month of Ramadan is about more than just fasting. It is also about living a life of service to others. This month teaches us the importance of paying attention to our fellow beings' needs and keeping everyone happy around us. The simplest way of spreading joy...

Follow Us on Social Media