Christmas 2019 is just around the corner, and what better time to prepare for the Yuletide season than today, right? Thing is, the office isn’t always the best place for festivities. There can be days where it’s so stressful, you want to go home. Or maybe not everyone is in the mood for Christmas. Maybe – just maybe – the trick here isn’t to push everyone to feel the holiday spirit. Sometimes, all it takes is to bring the Holiday spirit into the office itself. Thankfully, you can easily accomplish this with your office space.
#1. Location and theme matters
When we say “Christmas 2019,” we often think “elves, Rudolph,” and “Santa Claus.” Thing is, Christmas and Yuletide aesthetic doesn’t just stick with Santa and his elves alone. It’s important to adjust your office space according to its location, and the overall theme you’re looking for. Is there a Christmas tradition in the town where your office is? Do your employees celebrate Christmas in specific ways? Take these into consideration, so your office space can be more personal and capture your employees’ hearts better. Knowing this can greatly help other logistical concerns as well, such as if you plan on hiring movers NYC, or wherever your office is.
#2. Make it personal, creative
Building on the idea above, it’s important to make a Christmas office space that emphasizes the heart of Yuletide as you and your employees see it. If you’re in a call center, having too much decoration can disrupt the work process. Aside from decorating according to what kind of work you do, you can encourage employees to get creative and personal in decorating their part of the office – especially if they have cubicles of their own.
#3. Red, green, white, and gold make the dream work
Instead of buying a ton of Christmas decorations for the office, you can rely on color recognition and association. Why not utilize a minimalist design that emphasizes red, green, white, and gold? A well-executed minimalist Christmas design with small details and designs can greatly add appeal to any office space, but at the same time keeping things low-budget.
#4. Get hanging to save space
Another effective design tip for offices on the holidays is to rely on hangings. Hanging decoration can add a lot of aesthetic to an office, but at the same time save you space. Instead of walking past decorations that employees can ruin, they at least can see hanging decorations they won’t accidentally touch or break.
#5. Utilize existing accessories with medleys
Instead of replacing entire desks or entire accessories with Christmas decorations, try using medleys of all things Christmas and hang them on accessories instead. Small Christmas balls, snowmen, bells, and even angels of all shapes and sizes can add a Christmas feel to any office without being overwhelming.
#6. Focus on doors and windows
If you want your Christmas decorations to be less intrusive but still appealing, you can focus on decorating doors, windows, and walkways instead. This adds a much-needed Christmas flavor to your office, but at the same time doesn’t “force” the design. This helps if you don’t want your Christmas decorations to be disruptive.
#7. Cut some slack with moving companies
A moving company can greatly help ease the hassle in your Christmas 2019 office space. They’re equipped with the right skills and tools to help you put new furniture and accessories to your office safely. While hiring a moving company can be added expenses to your company budget, it can be worth the while when you know you’re doing this to help improve overall morale in your office.
Christmas 2019: Bringing Yuletide to the Office
With the above tips in mind, hopefully, you’ll be able to apply them into your office space and bring a dash of Christmas 2019 to your office and coworkers. Remember, all this really takes is a bit of planning and the right execution, as sometimes the best office spaces over the Holidays are the ones that truly reflect the joy of Christmas, and not outright force it to everyone.