Truth be told, everyone has a little nerd in them. And that’s pretty great. After all, nerds are the ones that make the world go round—at least in terms of being incredibly smart and exceptionally knowledgeable about computers and math and science and pretty much every important subject on Earth.
In order to embrace and accept your inner nerd, it can be fun to add details to your office decor that are more geeky than trendy or stylish. Yeah, you’ll still need a functional desk and chair and computer, but with some creativity you can definitely add some nerd-inspired items.
Rubik’s Cube Clock
Nothing quite screams “I’m a nerd, and I’m proud of it” much like a Rubik’s Cube. The puzzle, which was invented in 1974 by Erno Rubik, has challenged and frustrated millions of people who ultimately resort to peeling off and reattaching the stickers in order to “solve” it. But not you—you know the algorithms required to master the Rubik’s Cube, and have solved it on more than one occasion. To honor your favorite puzzle, a Rubik’s Cube digital clock would make a perfect addition to your office. Shaped and colored like the classic cube, the digital clock will look great on your desk or bookshelf.
Floppy Disk Planter
If you want to add a touch of green to your office, a great way to do it is with planters that are made from floppy disks. You remember floppy disks—the colorful plastic and metal squares that you used to store computer data back in the 1990s. The planters, which are available on Etsy, are perfect for a small succulent or cactus. As a bonus, they are eco-friendly, since they are repurposing old computer paraphernalia instead of sending it to the landfill.
Cellular Window Shades
Sometimes, adding nerdy details to your office doesn’t have to involve overtly geeky items placed on your desk or floor. For example, the types of window treatments that you choose for your office can have a cool and nerdy element to them that not everyone will notice. The Shade Store offers cellular shades that help provide insulation to your office space by trapping air in the cells of the shade. The window treatments will still let natural light through, even when they are closed. While your co-workers might not have any idea just how scientifically amazing your window treatments are, you will—and that’s just fine with you.
Dr. Who Posters
Chances are good that the walls of your office or cubicle are looking pretty dull and boring. Liven them up in a geeky way with some “Doctor Who” posters. In a lot of ways, the good doctor is the perfect nerd hero—he enjoys learning new things, he has access to the Tardis, and he’s incredibly smart. If you’ve seen just about every episode of “Doctor Who” and can name each of the actors who have played the Doctor over the years, be proud of your nerdy fandom and decorate your workplace with handmade posters of the Tardis and characters.