If we're being honest, traditional office decor can be a little...uninspiring. Between the beige walls and the generic framed, floral paintings, most offices wind up looking like carbon copies of one another.
When you sit down to put in a full day's work, you should be surrounded by images that inspire and motivate you. The office art you select should offer a much-needed reprieve and a chance to recharge in the middle of the day. If you have to look at one more bland landscape or stale definition of "Teamwork", you might go crazy.
Thankfully, there are other options. Whether you're decorating a small cubicle or an entire office, we can help you find stylish, classic, and affordable wall art to transform your workspace into a design-forward space you'll want to visit every day.
If you're just looking to update a small, personal office or cubicle, the obvious place to begin is by sorting through pictures of your friends, family members, and colleagues. You can print physical copies of digital images at your local pharmacy or big-box retailer and add them to designer frames.
The result is a look that's instantly chic and always on-trend yet feels immensely personal. Especially if you spend lots of time in your office, you might find that you experience increased productivity and motivation when you're surrounded by images of the people you love.
Try Industry-Specific Metal Wall Art
For so long, it was hard to find great-looking wall art that paid homage to industries such as finance, accounting, and stock market trading. The prints that did depict these professions were outdated at best.
We set out to change the trajectory.
In our online shop, you can find a wide variety of metal and acrylic wall art that's designed to highlight the finance niche so you can shine. This includes our vast collection of metal wall art.
Durable and rugged, these 0.1-inch aluminum prints feature crystal-clear, high-definition images created by a process called dye sublimation. You can rest assured that no matter where you hang them, they'll maintain their color, form, and design for years to come.
If you're a banker, you can celebrate your career with our Bank Vault Metal Wall Art. Sepia-toned and simple with just the right amount of rustic charm, this piece would look stunning behind an office credenza or propped up on a bookcase shelf. In addition to banking and investing, we also offer metal art pieces that illustrate aspects of the following industries, among others:
Incorporate Industrial Signs
It's no secret that industrial-inspired home decor is having a major moment. This is a timeless look that will never go out of style. That's why it's ideal for almost any office!
Industrial design is all about old wood, reclaimed materials, and mixing metals with different patinas. You'll find it all in our Metal Sign Wall Art collection. Created to resemble those time-worn metal signs that you'd see in a vintage warehouse, these make the perfect addition to any workspace.
If you crunch numbers for a living, then you'll love our Bean Counter Warning Metal Sign Wall Art. Before a new co-worker approaches your personal workspace, they'll know instantly what kind of work you do and how your role fits into the organization! We also have similar "Warning Sign" options for stock traders, tax gurus, investors, and more!
If you're a business manager, then you know how challenging it can be to create communal work areas that look great and function well. Often, the design dilemma is so perplexing that executives decide to leave the walls empty.
As a result, employees make copies, gather for meetings, and fill their coffee cups in spaces that are plain and lackluster. Imagine how morale might improve if these areas were used for a brighter and better purpose!
One idea is to line your hallways and common areas with vibrant shout-outs to some of your superstar players? Our acrylic VIP plaques are a stunning way to acknowledge the hard work that your employees have contributed to your organization.
Did your accounting team knock it out of the park this quarter? If so, then you can honor them in a public and visible way with our VIP Accountant Acrylic Plaque. Featuring gold lettering against a solid black background, this is a classy sign that you can easily display in a number of locations.
One important consideration to keep in mind when you're brainstorming how to design an office with wall art? Think about the people who will be using the space and how they will use it.
If you're just shopping for cubicle decor, then you might not give as much thought to the other employees, partners, or clients who might interact with your space. On the other hand, a business leader looking to spruce up a conference room needs to think about those instances.
If you want to add wall art to a public work area, look for a universally appealing one that fits your industry and sector. For instance, if you're in the banking or financial planning sphere, then take a look at our Calculated Planning Metal Wall Art. Designed in a subtle and neutral blue tone, it features images of a calculator, charts, and stock market tickers to accurately depict the pillars of your livelihood.
Are you looking for an option that's a little brighter and bolder? If so, then be sure to check out our Candlestick Ticker Metal Wall Art. As its name implies, this piece of metal wall art juxtaposes images of bright red and green candlesticks against a muted stock ticker background.
Both of these pieces are available in sizes up to 24x36. They would look perfect as a video conference backdrop or in any public office area that sees a good amount of foot traffic, such as the break room or a meeting room.
Think About Your Clients
Your employees aren't the only ones who will be walking around your office. In many cases, you'll also open your doors to clients, as well as current and prospective partners.
That said, keep in mind the type of brand identity that you want to project. Do you want to be seen as the new, hip startup? If so, then the art you choose might lean toward a more modern and artsy direction.
On the other hand, you may go a more traditional route if you want clients to consider your business as a well-established thought leader. In that case, you might stick with reproduced prints of classic works of art. While you don't need to base your entire selection upon the opinions and perspectives of others, it does help to set the right tone from the beginning.
Wall art is an outward expression of your company's values, goals, and vision. Make sure the artwork you select corresponds accordingly.
For example, a company that prides itself on a love of country might visit our Patriot Wall Art section. Featuring flags from the United States, Canada, and Great Britain, we make it easy to give your business a little freedom-inspired flair.
Prioritize Inspiration and Productivity
It goes without saying that a motivated and inspired workforce is a more productive one. While you might not want to cover your walls with cheesy quotes on teamwork, you can propel your employees forward with fun and encouraging pieces.
Check out our Lady Hustler Metal Wall Art to get started. This brown and black sign is a great, tongue-in-cheek way to encourage your team members to put in the work and get the job done! When your workspace is stimulating and beautifully designed, your employees can get excited about coming to work each day.
To make the shopping process a little less stressful, you can even let them help. Once you've narrowed your options down to your top five choices, send out a company-wide email and let them weigh in on their favorites! Take a vote and use those insights to help guide your final decision.
Stand Out With a Logo
What if your company logo were the first thing that your clients saw when they walked in your door? While it can be expensive to print a massive banner, you can achieve a similar effect by using our Custom Financial Wall Art feature.
Once you upload your preferred image and select your medium, orientation, and size, we'll take care of the rest. Then, you'll have a one-of-a-kind piece of marketing collateral that you can use time and again.
Keep It Clean
As you browse the various types of office wall art available online, you're likely to come across plenty of options that are crude, vulgar or otherwise inappropriate. Some of these pieces might even feature beautiful colors or images.
However, it's important to keep in mind that your office has a reputation to uphold. Even if you've closed your doors to outside visitors, there's still some chance that visitors might someday visit your space. When they do, you want to greet them with happy, upbeat decor that you can feel good about.
To get inspired, check out our Rosie Riveter TraderTattoo Metal Wall Art. The center of the piece is the iconic image of Rosie the Riveter, but with a little twist. On her arm, she has a tattoo that reads "Accountant", "Investor" and lots of other finance professions. This is a fun and unique way to introduce visitors to your business and highlight your great work ethic.
Know Where to Look
Years ago, executives were very limited when it came to choosing artwork for their buildings. That might have been the reason why everyone ultimately decided on the same motif!
Today, you can easily find stunning, upscale wall art with just a few clicks, thanks to online retailers like Traders Creed that take care of all of the behind-the-scenes work for you. In seconds, you can search for and find the exact pieces that you need, all without walking around a store for hours or standing in a long line.
In addition to our online shop, you can also find great works of art at local craft markets, buy-and-sell social media groups, and even consignment stores or thrift stores. As long as you keep your employees and clients top of mind, you can't make a wrong decision.
Group Similar Art Together
When you're ready to start hanging your new wall art, it can be challenging to know where to begin. If you're in a personal office or cubicle, you may not be able to create new holes in the wall.
If that's the case, then you can sit your framed art on a shelf and lean it against the wall. This is an attractive and modern way to show off your new wares to all of those curious passersby! Depending on where you work, you may also be able to attach your artwork or signs to the wall using painter's tape that will not affect the paint finish once removed.
If you can create multiple holes in your walls, then look for ways to group your similar artwork together. For instance, all of your Forex artwork might go in the conference room, while the cryptocurrency and Bitcoin pieces might go in the main foyer. Taking the time to brainstorm which types of art will go well with one another is an important step.
Try Gallery Walls or Grid Arrangements
If your office art collection is a little more "collected" than corresponding, then you can highlight the assortment by arranging the pieces into a gallery wall. You can choose a design where the biggest piece starts in the middle and you move outward, or where it starts at the top and you move down.
If you prefer a neater look, then arrange your new wall art into same-sized frames that also correspond in color and type of wood. Then, arrange them in symmetrical vertical and horizontal lines on your wall.
Sharpen Your Office Art Game
You don't have to stick with ho-hum watercolors or unrelated, oversized portraits that you just walk on by. Your office art has the potential to change the entire vibe in your workspace, as long as you know where to look and what to buy.
When you're ready to get started, we're here to help. Check out our online shop to browse our full collection of metal, acrylic, and custom wall art. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us!