When I worked outside of the home, I had a really nice private office with beautifully selected furniture that I inherited from the person who was in it before me. But the walls were all bare and it still had an overall “generic” feel to it. One day it occurred to me that I was literally spending 1/3 of my day, 5 days a week, in that space. Why couldn’t it look a bit nicer? I asked my boss if there were any extra funds available to do just a little bit of decorating. He didn’t have much ($150, I seem to recall) but I said I would work with that and I hopped online to see what I could find to beautify the space.
In the end, I purchased some lovely curtains and rods, which really gave my office a more comfortable and less institutional feel. I also shopped around the office suite for some items. We had several pieces of framed art work from previous city-wide multi-cultural festivals just gathering dust in a closet. I selected a few and put them on the walls. They looked great! Then I spent the remaining funds I had on some plants, which also helped the space feel so much more inviting. My students commented that the office was staring to have a really peaceful feel to it and that they enjoyed visiting.
Now I work from my home, but I have taken the same mentality with my work space. I want it to feel productive and not cluttered, but that doesn’t mean it needs to be bare and devoid of anything interesting! I have art on my walls here to inspire me, and I’ve also put down area rugs and made sure my office chair is decent.
When Valentine’s Day was approaching a few weeks ago, I started thinking about a way to show my love for Tim outside of typical gifts like chocolate. I started to think about the space he dwells in when he is away from home. I asked him if he likes the look and feel of his office. I’ve seen the space, itself. It is large and has a lot of windows, which is very inviting. But other than that, it looks SO BORING!!!! And there’s not one single thing on any of the walls. So I encouraged him to think about a piece of art he might like to have on his walls, both to enjoy himself, and also for his visitors to get to enjoy.
He headed to Gallerydirect.com and spent some time looking around. And he did find something that he felt spoke to his role as a City Planner, and that would also bring some color and some life into his bland office. He loved this print by the abstract artist Jasper. While this isn’t the original piece, Gallery Direct is only offering 950 prints total of the work, so it is a limited edition. The print is also signed and numbered. Tim selected to get the print on paper, and to have it framed in a gorgeous metallic aged bronze frame. The end result was fantastic!
I have to say, we have ordered so many different combinations of print and frame options from Gallery Direct, and every single time, we are thrilled with the end result. Everything they offer is of the highest quality. Tim absolutely loves having some nice art work in his office, and it looks so polished and professional; just perfect for an office!
Gallery Direct is sure to have whatever you might be looking for to make your work space more inviting. You can search by style of art work, by color, and you can even upload your own images. I can’t say enough great things about this company and the quality of what you will receive. You will most definitely be pleased with your purchase!
Be sure to check out their site; it just got an overhaul and now is even easier to use!
Disclosure: I serve as a blog ambassador for Gallery Direct. Product samples are provided as part of the program. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own.