rocking chair is on the right path with the wallpaper. I should have been a bit more specific in the OP - I’m want to create a total environment, something that looks almost not like a cube. Something that looks totally separate from a corporate environment - like your den would look different from your kitchen, for instance (assuming their both remodeled/finished, unlike my den).
I read in Fast Company magazine (http://www.fastcompany.com/online/38/lookfeel.html) about a company called Xperts, Inc. that actually gives $1,500 to each employee to make the cubicle their own space (they could even hire an interior designer if they wanted!). Some general examples are cited, and one picture is given as an example.
So I’m looking for a motif, an oeuvre. I want something that says “fine art”, or “graphic design” or “creative” or “ecletic, but not weird or snooty.” I’ve taken this as a personal badge of shame that my cube doesn’t look significantly different than anyone elses.
Are there any magazines or web sites that I would find particularly useful? I’ve resorted to watching Trading Spaces on TLC, so you know I’m desperate.