Many studies have shown that our environment can influence mood, concentration, and even our productivity levels – especially in our workspace! Whether you have a large corner office, a cubicle, or you work from home, your workspace can be a great asset and tool to improve your productivity.
Incorporating thoughtful design, choosing unique furniture options, adding in a layer of comfort, and including what inspires you can make a desk your sanctuary. Whether you’re redecorating your home or corporate office, here are a few ideas on how to decorate with productivity in mind.
Use Furniture as a Tool
Beyond providing a space for doing work, desks and chairs can also incorporate comfort. For those who sit throughout the day, chairs need to be ergonomic, comfortable, and durable. Feelings of discomfort from extended time sitting can cause distraction and reduce productivity. In addition, it might be a good idea to think about incorporating standing desks for those in your office who want to avoid the negative health effects of sitting.
Turn to the Environment
Houseplants can bring a calming and restorative effect into your office space. Try incorporating plants that require low maintenance, can handle low light, and thrive in warm environments. These tend to be great options for the workplace.
Another way to bring in the environment is to incorporate natural lighting. Not only does natural light soothe us during the workday, but it can also reduce symptoms of headaches, eye strain, and blurred vision. Try taking the blinds off the windows and incorporating sheer curtains. Or, play with placing employee desks near windows and subtract harsh, overhead fluorescent lighting.
Choosing the colors of your wall or accent pieces should be an important part of your redecorating process. Color choices can have a big impact on your employees’ productivity. Mutated tones can create a more gloomy atmosphere but, incorporating light blues and greens can result in more focused and efficient workers.
If you want to go bold, a well-placed accent wall in the right environment can boost inspiration and creativity. Another way to incorporate color is by mimicking the palette of your logo or style guide; incorporate lighter shades of the same hues into your office’s paint colors.
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