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You’ve just landed your new job. You’re excited to meet new people, learn, grow, and do new things. But there’s one aspect you’re not enthused about: your workspace.

Maybe you’re in a sea of cubicles. Maybe you’re sitting at one desk among many on the floor, feeling like Jim or Dwight from The Office. Or maybe you’re stuck working remotely from your living room sofa. Not everyone can land a job at a fancy startup with floor-to-ceiling windows flooding natural light.

The truth is that most offices lack beauty. Sure, there might be a few pieces of art on the walls, but the majority of workspaces are designed for function (not form), reinforcing the perception that work has to be dull or sterile. Even those working from home are often crammed into unsightly basements or bedroom corners. Many of us have failed to consider the benefits even a little beauty can bring to our environments.


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