You probably know its facets and features better than you know your best friend’s. It’s been witness to some of your most genius moments, as well as your most brain-dead. You spend a quarter of your life in front of it. So, if your desk at work doesn’t make you happy, you’re doing it wrong. However, an office space makeover doesn’t mean selling your soul to Dieter Rams and Brookstone. For just $50, you can take the barest of corporate spaces and transform it into a nook that feels more like you. We have found three shops to help you get started ā€” IKEA, Kmart, and a run-of-the-mill dollar store ā€” to give a sad setup a bit of a lift. Go ahead, pick a favorite.

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