Transform your office environment from dull to a hub of creativity, through the use of washi tape! Originating from Japan, washi tape is a thin paper tape which has a low tack adhesive and is commonly made from natural fibres.
Working in an office means you probably won’t be able to make any permanent design changes to your environment. Washi tape is therefore the perfect solution, allowing you to create aesthetically pleasing designs with pops of colour that can be easily removed. As the designs are removable by gently peeling off and leaving no damage behind, it allows you to change up your style – perfect if moving desks or if you love to keep up with the latest design trends.
Trending everywhere, from craft magazines to home décor blogs, washi tape is an inexpensive method of personalising items, presenting the opportunity for loads of DIY hacks for an office space of dreams.
Budget-friendly and functional, washi tape is perfect for personalising your work essentials. Using washi tape in your planners allows you to colour code tasks and keep tags on important pages. Whilst placing strips of washi tape across notebooks can not only make them visually appealing, but also allows you to distinguish between notebooks depending on projects, or just from everyone else’s in the office! Lastly, binder clips are also great to personalise with washi tape. As a basic office stationery item, binder clips can be unsightly and uninspiring, so why not use washi tape of your preference as a filing system colour code or just to create aesthetically pleasing desk essentials.
Washi tape is ideal for customising IT equipment, such as decorating your work laptop and keyboards or for organising cables.
Before applying washi tape to laptops and keyboards, first clean the surface with a small amount of rubbing alcohol. Once you have a clean surface you can begin applying strips of washi tape to your laptop, customising your own design. If you would like to make your keyboard more exciting, simply create a paper template for different key sizes and use to trace around your washi tape and cut to size. Carefully position before simply pressing the washi tape onto the keys. Cover as many keys as you wish for a refreshing and stylish keyboard.
Washi tape can also both improve the look and help to organise cables, as well as using the tape to create tabs or flags which you can label using a permanent marker. Decorating chargers are also very useful, allowing you to easily distinguish which is yours especially if sharing plugs with colleagues.
From a fun design project to a quick hack for upcycling desk accessories, there’s lots of creative ways to use washi tape in your office workspace. As many of us spend most our time at our desks, a bit of personalisation goes a long way in improving your mood at work, creating an environment you feel happy and comfortable in.
Desk accessories are a great way of visually improving your desk space, making it a place you want to be, not need to be. A great hack is to add colour and design to a boring pencil pot, jar or tin, with washi tape. A few strips of washi tape adds a pop of colour to your desk instantly! A desk plant pot is another staple office accessory, which can also be transformed with a few strips of washi tape.
If you love personalising your office space with family pictures or inspirational images, then DIY washi tape photo frames are the perfect upgrade. Use different washi tape designs to create appealing frames for your pictures. If you want your washi tape designs to stand the test of time, then apply a coat of Mod Podge to seal the washi tape to stop it from potentially curling.