Congratulations! You’re landed the perfect job, complete with your own office. Now what? Of course, you’ll be spending time mastering the ins and outs of your new position. And you’ll be moving into you new office. You will, no doubt, have the requisite desk, file drawers and bookshelves. But what can you do to make your office truly yours? With just these few office designing tips, you’ll be on your way to having an office of which you can be proud.

First, determine how much space is available within your office for your decor. Take some pictures of the office you’re been assigned. Look at where the window(s), door, electrical outlets and computer jacks are situated. These will determine the possible furniture layouts. You may even want to draw up a scale floor plan with like-scale furniture. You can then try several arrangements to see which one you prefer ?without hurting your back!

Second, choose the correct type of image. If you are employed by a conservative company, you’ll want your office to portray a more conservative image. Conversely, if you work for a vibrant, innovative company, your office should communicate that same feeling.

Third, while keeping within the proper company image, be sure to include your personality in your choice of door. Are you an avid sports fan? Do you spend your free time in the woods? Do you love to travel? Any of these, or many other, interests can be easily incorporated into your office decorating scheme.

Now that you’re determined the space you have available for your personalized office door, you’re chosen the type of image that would work best with your company, and you’re chosen the aspect of your personality that you would like to portray, it’s time to get busy selecting the actual items to include in your office.

A great place to begin is at a wall mural website, such as muralsyourway.com. You will find, literally, hundreds of ideas to suit your personality. If you are lucky enough to have a wall unobstructed by a window, door, or bookshelves, you may want to include one of their full-size murals in your decorating scheme. The murals also come in smaller sizes, which can be used as is or hung in a frame.

The author is a house painter and he is an enthusiast in home renovation.

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