It’s getting to be that time of year again: the winter holidays are almost here! As it gets colder and darker outside, decorating your office can be a lighthearted way to infuse some cheer into your workplace. Here’s how to decorate your office for the holidays this coming season.
Keep It Simple
You want to have fun with your decorations, but make sure you don’t go overboard and unintentionally create a distraction. After all, everyone still has to perform their duties. Adorn the office tastefully with paper snowflakes or festive bows and ribbons, and have employees keep their personal decorations small. This way, you can prevent people from encroaching on others’ space while still giving them the freedom to personalize their desks or cubicles how they want. Luckily, a lot of miniature decorations—such as tiny Christmas trees and little menorahs—are available at local discount stores, so adhering to this size limit shouldn’t be hard. You might also consider putting a candy bowl in the staff kitchen for people to take from as they go on breaks.
In a place that’s usually dominated by man-made greys, having some plants around can be a welcome visual softener. Play on the wintertime theme by positioning pine or holly in key areas where everyone can appreciate them, such as at the front desk or on the walls. White flowers might also be a nice way to decorate while keeping everything cohesive.
Brighten your dull office further with the subtle magic of warm holiday lights. Wrap them around rails, and line them along doorways and walls. They come in a wide selection of colors and styles, so you can vary them across different rooms and areas. However, there are a few aspects to be cautious about. For one, you should avoid blinking or overly harsh lights that might distract people as they work. Outlets are another thing to consider: taking up outlets normally used for office equipment can quickly become counterproductive.
Whether your holiday décor style leans traditional or unconventional, Action Lighting can provide whatever you need, from snowflake motif silhouettes to commercial-grade LED Christmas lights. We’ll fill all your holiday office decorating needs.