Your cubicle is probably not your favorite place in the world, but it doesn’t have to be the worst place ever. With a few simple updates and changes, you can change it from a confining, boring space to a the cubicle that’s the envy of all of your coworkers. Take a look at some of these ideas:

1. Bring in Some Green


Bring in a small plant that’s easy to care for. It will add some life and color into your small space. Here, Lifehacker has some suggestions for cubicle-friendly plants.

2. Improve Harsh Lighting with a Lamp

If you don’t have the luxury of being near a window, then bring in a lamp with a bulb that could more-closely simulate natural light.

3. Spray Paint Some Cute Bookends


These are just basic rocks that were spray painted to look fun and fabulous.

4. Put up Some Inspirational Quotes

Tack up some encouraging words to look at throughout your day. Here are some ideas to start with:

*7 Quotes from the Dalai Lama That Will Inspire You
*7 Inspirational Quotes from Shel Silverstein
*Smart Money Advice from the World’s Wealthiest People

5. Bring in Your Favorite Mug


Sure, the coffee may be free at work. But wouldn’t it be even better if you drank it out of a cozy mug that makes you happy? You can even bring in some cute coasters to enjoy.

6. Use a Tray to Keep Things Organized


This just make keeping things organized a little bit more fun.

7. Bring in a Throw Pillow and/or Blanket


Make your desk chair more comfortable with a comfortable and pretty throw pillow. You could even go so far as to add a nice throw to the back of your chair.

8. Organize Your Desk for Success


Feng shui for success!