An average worker spends about 40 hours a week in the office. Now, work itself is already challenging; how much more if you're sitting inside a dreary-coloured cubicle with less inspiration to take from? This must be the reason why most of us anticipate Mondays with great dislike. But it doesn't have to be that way.
If your own office feels like a jail cell, it's time to take some decorating action. Improving your atmosphere will boost your creativity and productivity in profound ways that may surprise you! Ready to make your office space cosier? Put life back to your working area with these simple tips:
Warm up your colours:
Maybe your office feels cold because the colours already are. If it's painted with a stark, moody blue, you might be feeling under the weather too. Switch up the colours into something warm and inviting, like happy neutral shades. White and grey (and its varying colours), creates an illusion of a wider space, making the area appear brighter and lighter. Plus, these tones are easy to decorate with too. Pair it up with natural finishes such as wood and metal.
Level up with lamps:
Table lamps make your office feel more personalized. Choose the kind of lamp that will soften the atmosphere as well as help in improving your vista. Our recommendation? An industrial table lamp that is both nostalgic and chic. If you're looking for more texture, we have a wood cylindrical table lamp with natural finishes that gives a lot of character. Or lastly, choose a more glamorous lighting with a studio-inspired tripod table lamp.
Green it out:
It is no secret: plants liven up empty-looking spaces. How about decorating your desk with a little potted companion or two? Not only will these little succulents give a nice splash of green into your workplace, but you also get to breath the clean air they produce. At best, use beautiful ceramic pots to add a nice touch to your desk garden.
Vision on the wall:
Never forget your inspiration; create a colourful mood-board and have it taped on the wall (if you're working inside a cubicle). This will keep your goals in check, boosting your motivations as you go along your work. This DIY gallery also adds a personalized touch to your working area, so it doesn't have to feel dreary.
Create your comforts:
There's no reason for you not to enjoy your office, even if it's a tiny space. Pack on a lovely pillow so you can rest your back for a break. Customize your storage space with your favourite colours and create a small pantry of your needs. Splurge on stationery and make your working area feel like a designer's desk. Feel at home in your office by bringing the same comforts you have in your very own nest—in little, visible chunks.
Work doesn’t have to be more difficult than it already is. Spend your 9-to-5 in a chic, customized workplace that feels like home. Take these little switch ups and see the difference in the atmosphere, as well as in your outlook, whenever you are at work.
How do you make your workplace feel like home? Share it below and join the discussion!
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