In the legal field (yes I'm a lawyer so don't hold that against me), offices are often filled with diplomas, admissions to this bar or that, and other "me wall" self-promotion type of decorations. My office is a little different. I do not have a single admissions or diploma on the wall. They are all in my closet. Instead, I filled the office with stuff that I enjoy. My clients get to see the real me instead of a fake persona or totally self-centered lawyer.
And for those of you who have such "me walls" please do not take offense. I know that the professional impression that must be projected is of importance and certain clients will simply not trust a lawyer who does not prominently display their achievements. Some of you may also be uncomfortable with such displays, but your managing partner may insist. However, when I started my own firm I vowed to not hold back and clients can either accept or reject as they see fit. Interestingly enough, most enjoy my office and its decorations are talking points which usually make them smile. I was surprised at how many responded with something similar to "I'm a huge Star Wars fan too. Wish I could decorate my office like this." So, the response is positive and I intend to keep it up but thought I would share.
Step 1: Pick a Center Piece
The main talking point in the office is a 6 foot in diameter vinyl Death Star on the wall by the conference table. It is the first thing most people see when they enter.