Spruce Up Your Workspace With These Tips

Spruce Up Your Workspace With These Tips

Since many of us spend most of our waking hours of the day at work, it makes sense to create an inviting environment around us that keeps us happy, productive, and motivated. Whether you need a decorative jewelry organizer (with a shelf for a plant) for the back of your office door or a stylish place to put your pens and paperclips, we all need a workspace that’s both decorative and conducive to our jobs. Check out these artful ideas for some inspiration.


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Contemporary Wastepaper Basket

 

 

A trashcan may seem like a basic household or office item, but it can still be visually appealing. Add some warmth to your office with a wastebasket that features a natural wood interior and color-stained exterior. Umbra's Woodrow trash can features a two-tone look is super clean and modern. For something sleek, a metal trash can with a gold finish can also bring a sophisticated and modern touch. Just be sure to choose a trash can that’s an appropriate size for your office space. Everyday things can be beautiful and functional at the same time. 

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Floating Photo Display

 

 

No more taping your family photos to the computer screen. It’s time to elevate your pictures in an eye-catching way. Imagine your favorite photo “floating” between two panes of glass in a circular frame. A typical rectangular photo in a unique round frame like Infinity, adds a playful dimension to your desk or wall, especially when the glass panes give an airy feel between the photo and the rim of the frame. Another idea that might suit your style is a free-standing photo holder that simply attaches each photo with a clip. It’s a trendy way to display photos, important notes, and cards. Plus, each photo or item can easily be changed out with this type of display. 

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Modern Storage Box

 

 

A toolbox-shaped caddy, Toto has compartments to hold a variety of items adds a functional and versatile element to your desk space. It sports a natural grain of birch wood with a white metal drawer for a touch of modern freshness. This type of storage box can hold pens, scissors, sticky notes, a phone, and other items you want off your desk but within reach. Its multifunctional characteristics would look equally good at home in the bathroom to hold makeup and brushes, a watch, or even jewelry in the lined drawer as a stylish solution to a jewelry box. 

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Ceramic Planter Set

 

 

Add a pop of greenery to either your desk or a nearby shelf with a set of pots and stands perfect for low-maintenance office cacti or succulents. A set of ceramic planters with brass-inspired geometric stands to place them on add a beautiful contrast with the green plants inside. They can be grouped together or spaced apart throughout your office. If you don’t have space on your desk, you can also find wall-mounted vessels for your greenery.

About Umbra

Umbra works with a team of international designers to bring original designs for modern and causal living to homes across the world. Thoughtful, creative designs go into everyday items—from frames and furniture to a jewelry stand and shower caddy. Inspired by the global marketplace, Umbra is driven by innovation to push the boundaries of original design. Umbra is based in Toronto, Canada, with offices in Europe, Brazil, China, and the United States. It was founded in 1979 by co-founders Les Mandelbaum and Paul Rowan with the launch of a single window shade—Umbra is Latin for “shade.”