So, I just started a new job about three weeks ago, and the person in my position before left a lot of his stuff here. Since this is my first long-term position ever, I really want to take ownership of my workspace. I want it to feel more like "home-away-from-home" and get a more positive vibe going. Any blogs, specific ideas, tips that might be able to help? I am not super crafty, but I am willing to look into crafty stuff.

Help me, GT, you're my only hope!

ETA: Thank you for all the thoughtful suggestions!