Many of us probably log more hours in the workplace than in our own home. So it鈥檚 no wonder that we dread another week of staring at the gray walls of our cubicles. But just because your office might not be as bright and colorful as your home decor doesn鈥檛 mean you can鈥檛 create a workspace that鈥檚 fun for you to spend the entire 40+ hours in. Consider your cubicle a blank canvas and check out these 19 decorating tips and DIYs to get you working in style.

geo planters

1. Geometric Planters: It鈥檚 impossible to pass up a good succulent project. These DIY geometric planters are the perfect way to bring some class to your desk. (via Brit + Co)


2. Office Chair Makeover: Pimp your seat with just a few coats of spray paint. Don鈥檛 forget to bring a pretty throw or oversized scarf to keep warm in those frigid office temps. (via Hither and Thither)

wooden clock

3. DIY Wooden Clock: Once you鈥檝e got the materials, you can decorate your own wooden clock in whatever colors you choose. Make sure you observe happy hour brightly. (via Brit + Co)

diy lego planters

4. Lego Planters: Nothing says home like a bit of greenery. Put together a little planter or terrarium to brighten up your desk space. (via Brit + C0)

calligraphy calendar

5. Calligraphy Calendar: Time to practice your best handwriting, because you鈥檒l want to make this your next weekend project. (via Brit + Co)


6. Clip-On Organizers: Make some super chic white and neon containers to stay organized without sacrificing any of that precious desk space. You can store anything in these, from pencils to succulents to snacks. (via Brit + Co)


7. Hang Prints: If you want to hang some pics and prints, try making these awesome tape frames. They鈥檒l add color and style to your cubicle gallery wall. (via Brit + Co)

add garlands

8. Paper Garland: You know we鈥檙e all for a good tissue paper garland. Whether you buy or DIY, you can change the colors with the seasons and holidays. (via The Flair Exchange)

pattern bud vases

9. Patterned Bud Vase: Fresh flowers do wonders for brightening up any space. Give them a sweet place to rest on your desk with this simple DIY. (via Brit + Co)

wall organizer

10. Wall Organizer: Pegs, tins, paper and a basket? This organizer has everything you need to keep a tidy desk all week long. We can also see those pencil cans in a bright, sunny yellow. (via Atilio)


11. Pom Pom Push Pins: Add a little color and whimsy to your cubicle with these easy peasy DIY pins. (via Babiekins)

metallic rock bookends

12. Metallic Rock Bookends: Do you ever spend time waiting for the printer or a download to finish? Keep some books at work to pass the down time and display them proudly with these gorgeous DIY bookends. (via Design Love Fest)

contact paper files

13. Marbled File Drawer: We just couldn鈥檛 pass over the ugly metal filing cabinet. Give them a quick makeover with some marbled contact paper (or any pattern you love). (via Persia Lou)

dry erase board

14. Mini Dry Erase Board: While we agree that dry erase boards are good for note-keeping, the large ones aren鈥檛 pretty. Put a mini one on your desk that鈥檚 fashioned with a gold frame and a pretty printable. (via Sugar and Cloth)

typography banner

15. Typography Banner: When you hang up this banner, we guarantee that all your co-workers will be asking you where you got it and how they can get one. (via Brit + Co)

ombre calendar

16. Watercolor Calendar: Isn鈥檛 this just gorgeous? We wouldn鈥檛 mind having one for our desks at home too. (via Annabode)

patterned mouse pad

17. Patterned Mousepad: It鈥檚 time to give your mouse a home on a beautiful mousepad like this one. You could also make dots or hearts or whatever else your heart desires. (via Homey Oh My)

coffee station

18. Coffee Station: Keep your train of thought by putting together a mini coffee station in your cubicle. No more distracting coffee runs! (via Only Deco Love)

hanging planters

19. Hanging Pipe Planters: Just a bit of copper pipe and some rope will have your air plants swinging carefree in these hanging planters. (via Brit + C0)

Do you have any cubicle decorating tips? Share them with us below!