Finding the right balance between office furniture and holiday décor can be quite a challenge. With too much of it, your office space looks unprofessional, but if it is too little of it, you may look like you’re a Grinch. Fortunately, there are a few tips that will help make a big difference here.
Bring the beauty of the outdoors into your office space.
Wintertime plants (e. g., holly, fir, pine, poinsettia, miniature potted pine trees) add beautiful decorative accents to any office space at this time of the year. These can be placed on top of your office furniture. Remember to tie a festive bow around them. Doing so will inspire thoughts of seasonal celebrations without bringing to mind any specific holiday.
Choose neutral colors that go with your office furniture.
As you decorate your office, make sure to avoid any colors that are traditionally associated with a specific religious holiday (e.g., red and green for Christmas, blue and white for Hanukkah). Instead, ask for colors like gold and silver that are simply festive. You’ll find a wide array of these ribbons, metallic foils, and tinsel at your local hobby supply store.
Fill your office space with edible decor.
While this may bring to mind thoughts of sweet treats (e.g., candy, cookies), you don’t have to indulge in treats that many of your employees will bemoan. There’s an endless supply of these treats at this time of the year, so instead of offering more of them, why not put bowls of fresh seasonal fruits around your office? Things like citrus fruits, apples, and pears make beautiful, decorative centerpieces. You can also add clothes to oranges and sit them throughout your office to create a lovely, festive scent in the air.
Host an art show for your employees’ children.
Even if your employees don’t have children of their own, they may still have children in their lives. Consider asking them to bring in these children’s artistic creations to celebrate the holidays. This can be as simple as hanging coloring pages on your office furniture or as involved as setting aside a section of your office where you can display other types of artistic creations that children have made. You may even want to consider hosting a contest for the best artwork in various age groups. Awards can be as simple as inexpensive toys or gift cards.
Add festive bows to your office furniture.
Another great way to add a festive air to your office is to add decorative ribbons and bows to your office furniture, walls, and potted trees. Make sure you don’t go overboard here, though. Done in moderation. This is a great, inexpensive way to liven up your office.
Add some extra lights throughout your office space.
Wintertime is known to have short daylight hours. Having less light can make your employees feel depressed. A great way to combat these feelings is to add strings of white or colorful lights throughout your office. Make sure you follow these safety rules, though:
- Don’t leave holiday lights on unattended. Make sure that the last person to leave the office at night unplugs them.
- To ensure that the lights don’t cause a distraction, avoid those that blink or flicker.
- Never plug lights into an outlet that’s shared with other equipment. This is especially true with energy-demanding electronics (e.g., printers and computers).
Ring in the spirit of the new year.
It’s never too early to start thinking about what the new year may bring. If you feel like you’re outgrowing your office space and a move is in the future, contact us at Quality Installers in Phoenix, AZ. We look forward to serving you. Happy holidays!
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