Office Makeovers for the New Year


Blame it on the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions lists, but around this time of year I get the itch. I want to start something new, change my look, freshen my space. Magazine articles about makeovers catch my eye. I think we’re all ready for a change, feeling reinvigorated from recharging with family and friends during the holiday season (and the resulting naps afterward).

As much as we try to balance work and play around the office, the truth is that it’s all life. We spend a lot of time here, and that made me think, it’s time to give my workspace a makeover too. Plus, getting organized is always No. 2 on my annual resolutions list. Here are three of my favorite office makeover ideas for your workspace, including a DIY denim idea of course:

Gold office supplies for makeover

1. All that Glitters for Gals

Gold and acrylic accessories are extremely popular right now, but beautiful, gilt supplies don’t need to cost a king’s ransom. Pretty, feminine and fun, here’s how to get the look and get organized:

1. Canvas Magazine Boxes

2. White Work Lamp

3. Wire Letter Sorter

4.  Binder Clips

5. 2015 Quotable Calendar

6. Ruffle Knit Throw

7. Acrylic Tape Dispenser

8. Gold Pattern Pencils

9. Gold Dot File Folders

10. Gold Scissors

Cool, modern desk supplies and accessories for office makeovers

2. Cool, Calm and Crafted

Blue tones are known for their calming, serene effects. This modern take mixes in a few rustic elements, like our DIY denim inspiration board. Just recycle a pair of your previous jeans by cutting out a swatch and framing it — viola! Instant whiteboard. We recommend using light denim so that your black dry erase marker shows up. Look at you! You’re crafty now.

1. Modern Table Lamp

2. DIY jeans whiteboard (Inspirational message up to you!)

3. Classic Push Pins

4. Signature Ballpoint Pens

5. Letter Trays

6. Stapler

7. Notebook with Initial Letter

8. Wooden Picture Frame

9. Envelope Phone Case

10. Cable Organizer

grown up desk accessories for office makeovers for guys

3. Grown Up for Guys

We couldn’t forget our favorite gentlemen. Masculine, clean essentials — everything you need and a couple things you don’t. Because you’re an adult and you earned those drumstick pencils.

1. Block Calendar

2. Wooden Wall Organizer with Chalkboards

3. Letter Tray

4. Mouse Pad

5. Chalkboard Globe

6. Drumstick Pencils

7. Smart Notebook

8. Studio Can Table Lamp

9. Coffee Tumbler

10. Noise Reducing Headphones

Don’t forget to replace the pair of jeans you recycle for your whiteboard here. Any must-have organization accessories we left out? Let us know in the comments below!

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