Frames are a must-have for those special pictures, pieces of artwork, and momentos that need a safe place for storage yet need to be showcased. But purchasing a mass-produced frame at Ikea probably won't help your special objects feel, well, special.
Go ahead and celebrate your individuality—just don't announce to the office that you're a lazy nut-job. You will need: awareness, self restraint, plants, clock, a bowl of candy and personal momentos. Keep politics and religion out of the decor. Keep collectables at home. Interesting not: Plants indicate you are dedicated to your job.
Brown paper bags aren't only for storing your PB&J sandwich for lunch. In fact, in the craft world they're heralded and used frequently because they're cheap and give projects a whimsical homespun feel. Just take this kraft paper bag album, for instance.