While it is so satisfying to make your home cozy and comfortable for the winter months, the fact of the matter is that most of us spend more time at the office. Maybe it’s a cubicle, maybe it has four walls or maybe it’s in your own home, but after our holiday vacations are over, it’s back to the desk. Since that’s where we spend the bulk of our time, it makes sense that we would want to create a comfortable space to work in as well. You’ll be happy to know that no matter what your office looks like, there are several ways you can make your space cozy for winter. Here are 14 tips to help you create a place you won’t mind going to on Monday morning.
One of the most obvious ways to bring coziness to the office is with a new chair. When you replace your ugly black seat on wheels with something pretty and soft, it will transform your space into something all your fellow employees with envy. (via Bright Bazaar)
No matter what your office space looks like, you most likely have a mood board hanging someplace. Winter is the time to update. Scour Pinterest for cozy phrases and textured printables and bring new family photos from the holidays to display. (via Apartment Therapy)
You can’t help but agree, a cozy space is an organized space. Time to clean off your desktop and put away the clutter. Opt for brown woven baskets or wooden boxes to bring texture and warmth to your space. (via Inspired By This)
We all miss the sunshine during the dark winter months. You leave your warm home for work before the sun is up and you return after it sets. If you are able, move your desk by a window so you can catch all the natural light possible while you work the day away. (via Futurist Architecture)
Need more of a major change for your winter office space? Change out your clean white desktop for something wooden and maybe a little rough around the edges. Brown is definitely cozier than white, especially when the outdoors is covered in a blanket of snow.
You have most likely noticed how much hanging curtains can change the feel of any room. On your next trip to IKEA, purchase a pair of simple white drapes for your office to make the space feel more like home. (via Upperlyne and Co.)
Are you stuck with office rules and regulations about what you can and can’t change? Take a sheepskin to throw over your existing office chair and you’ll instantly bring cozy into your cubicle.
While everything outside might be brown and leafless, that doesn’t mean your desk needs to match. Bring a vase of flowers or a small potted plant to your workspace for a pop of green and happiness.
Patterns just make everything feel cozier and prettier and happier, don’t you think? Make a statement in your office this winter by covering a wall with patterned wallpaper. Even if you go to an office somewhere, you can use removable wallpaper or the same effect.
A nice cozy rug can do wonders in your living room, but it can also transform your office. Choose something with a high pile, maybe some tassels and definitely soft and you’ll go barefoot all winter long. (via @lindsaymarcella)
Office lights never do anyone any decorative favors. Something so harsh and bright can make you feel even more cold than you already are. Give your desk a lamp or some string lights to light up your office space in a warm and cozy way. (via @manufaktura_splotow)
Dark colors definitely make a place feel close and intimate. If you are brave and daring, paint your home office in black chalkboard! The chalkboard quality will give you the ability to create and break up the dark color as well as giving your kids something to do. (via Dribble)
It doesn’t get much cozier than coffee. Whether it’s a cozy chair or a little bistro set in the corner, create a little nook for yourself to sit with a hot cup of joe and scroll through Instagram on your lunch break. (via Best Friends For Frosting)
Some gray and wintery days, you really just need a friendly face to warm up your life. Bring in a desk or make space at yours for your significant other to work with you or for your child to color while you get things done. (via Mokkasin)