Decorating your office at Christmas

Published: 18 November 2023

Hello there, merry office elves! With the festive season just around the corner, it's time to sprinkle a bit of holiday magic into your shared workspace. Who said Christmas decorations are reserved for homes? Let's turn that drab office into a winter wonderland and spread the joy like confetti! Whether you're sharing a space with colleagues or working in a co-working hub, here's a jolly guide on how to transform your shared office into a festive paradise.


Gather your co-workers, knock up a few spiced lattes and have yourselves a festive brainstorming session. After all, the more minds, the merrier! Discuss the overall theme, colour scheme, and the level of Christmas cheer everyone is comfortable with. Maybe you're all about classic red and green, or perhaps you want to go for a winter wonderland with silver and blue. Or you might have other ideas, that what brainstorming is for.

Budget-Friendly Decorations

Christmas cheer doesn't have to break the bank! Consider DIY decorations or repurposing existing office supplies. Paper snowflakes, tinsel garlands, and handmade ornaments can transform your space without denting the company budget. Get creative with desk decorations, door wreaths, and mini Christmas trees to sprinkle that festive spirit all around.

Office-Friendly Lights

Brighten up your shared office with some twinkling lights. Opt for battery-operated fairy lights or LED candles to create a warm and festive ambiance without causing any electrical headaches. Drape them around desks, across bookshelves, or around communal areas for a touch of magic. Just be sure to avoid any major fire hazards – safety first, elves!


Desk Decorating Contest

Inject some friendly competition into the mix by organising a desk decorating contest. Encourage your colleagues to unleash their inner elves and transform their workstations into Christmas masterpieces. You can even create categories like 'Most Creative', 'Most Festive', or 'Best Use of Office Supplies'. A little healthy competition is a fab way to spark creativity and camaraderie.


Secret Santa

What's Christmas without a bit of gift-giving? Organise a Secret Santa exchange among your office mates. Set a budget and maybe a theme - we love the charity shop theme, it is great fun, helps the charity and also the planet. What’s not to love?


Background Tunes

No Christmas celebration is complete without a festive soundtrack. Create a collaborative playlist with all your favourite Christmas songs. From classic carols to funky remixes, and of course, there has to be a bit of Mariah thrown in there.


Festive Treats and Eats

Engage your taste buds in the festivities with a communal treat day, or a fuddle as it is known here in Yorkshire. Encourage your colleagues to bring in their favourite festive snacks or desserts and create a great big buffet for everyone to enjoy. Make sure you each know what everyone else is bringing though, as much as we all love pigs in blankets we don’t need 25 plates of them! And don’t forget about anyone with specific dietary requirements or allergies.


So, there you have it, jingle buddies – a friendly guide on how to sprinkle a bit of Christmas magic into your office space. Let the festivities begin, and may your workspace be as merry as Santa's workshop!


Wishing you all a holly, jolly Christmas in your office wonderland. ????✨