This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine.
Nationwide provided me with information regarding its blog post on How to Decorate Your Office on a Tight Budget. Decorating on a budget is not only fun but hard. You need to get creative, and if you aren’t creative, then you need to ask someone who can help. Look around and think of what bothers you the most. Usually, everyone wants to buy new furniture- well there goes the budget. Think outside of the box, what can you do with the items you already have in the office. Then what can you bring in that will help on a day to day basis?
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Let’s start with the furniture. What can you redo? Do you have any file cabinets? Can you repaint them? If painting is an issue, maybe add some wallpaper to the sides. That will give a pop of color to the room. Need a new desk…build your own with two file cabinets (same size) and wood plank on top. Paint the wood plank a bright, cheerful color then put glass or plexiglass on top of the wood. You can also hit the thrift shops for furniture to redo. Also, ask your employer before doing any work or changes in your office.
What about accessories like curtains, rugs, storage, and wall art? You can pick up colorful curtains at thrift stores or even the nearest retail store. Floor length curtains are my favorite to use. A rug will liven up a room in minutes. Get bold colors, so you can have a pop of color to work with in the room. Take colors from the rug and CREATE wall art. A simple and easy trick is to get shoe box lids and cover them with fabric and hang up on the wall. Fabric and a glue gun are all you need for this DIY. Also, spray paint jars/vases gold or silver to add a bit of elegance to the room. You should also think about storage. For example, using baskets and file folders that you can easily get from the dollar store
Why not make a chalkboard wall, now that you don’t have to do the whole wall, just a section? Use this area for notes, calendar, to-do lists, plans, or just a wall of quotes- get creative. Printables are also an option. Look online for quote printables, and you will find A LOT, print them out and with dollar store frames that you painted with your office colors, and it’s time to hang them up on the walls.
Oh, we can’t forget GO GREEN.…as in plants. Now I’m not a green thumb so I would have to get something I wouldn’t kill in a week. I’m more of a fresh flower kind of girl, but that is an expense you might not want. If you are a plant person then bring in all of them and create a mini garden right there in your office.
There are so many ways to decorate on a budget. Just put your mind to it and read more tips here: How to Decorate Your Office on a Tight Budget