Think about it: You probably spend more waking time at your desk than you do in any other single place. You wouldn't leave your living room unfurnished, unpainted and otherwise without personal style. Conclusion: Don't settle for a boring desk.

Think about it: You probably spend more waking time at your desk than you do in any other single place. You wouldn't leave your living room unfurnished, unpainted and otherwise without personal style. Conclusion: Don't settle for a boring desk.

Keep it professional. No, swimsuit and/or beefcake calendars are not professional. You'll need to respect the rules of the workplace. Hopefully your workplace isn't too uptight about this stuff.

Edit. Desks are by nature clutter magnets. Don't exacerbate the problem by adding your collection of [insert tchotchke here]. Choose one thing - a vase, a potted plant - as a focal personality point.

Make it function al . Place the things you use most frequently within easy and natural reach, so you're not constantly swiveling and twisting. Everything else should go in the desk (an entirely different story).

Make it comfortable. Add a small accent pillow to your chair if it will offer more support. A lamp can add personality and task lighting. Adjusting a keyboard or monitor height can ease your eyes and neck.

Be welcoming. If your cubicle has space for it, consider adding a small chair for visitors. And don't underestimate the power of a bowl of candy.