Does it matter how comfortable you are at the office?
All of you will unanimously say that yes, it is important to have comfort in the office, only that it is sometimes difficult to find the elements that best match your personality. In the last 10 years, I have gone through many transformations regarding my personal office. Unfortunately, when you are in a company, you are limited in terms of interior design or simply having the freedom to add elements that represent you and inspire you. We will now discuss the case where you choose your office, and you are responsible for the well-being offered by it.
As an advice, I will tell you that natural light is very important. I remember that at the beginning I was stolen by the mirage of the fact that there is no need to have a lot of natural light because you are obviously focused with your eyes on the computer and it is not necessary to look out the window too often. FAKE!
Just as flowers need light to carry out their photosynthesis, so too when we take our eyes off the monitor, we want to look at the sky. Let’s take a deep breath in our chest, close our eyes and open them wide to the sun’s rays or to a wider visual field. Even if your office is small. With high windows and as big as possible, you solve this problem. Your brain will understand that it is allowed to run looking at the blue sky, while when you look at a white and boring wall, your imagination simply stops. Let’s be serious, this way you can also save time. How many minutes will it take to leave the office, go down the stairs or take the elevator to the outside space? We must be practical and manage working time as well as possible.
Your corner of heaven can also be your corner of work. In a fast-paced world, we don’t have much time for ourselves. If you love what you do in your office, then why not make it even more enjoyable? Treat your work with respect and offer a space worthy of appreciation. I prefer to treat my skills in the best possible way. I don’t want to “roll them in the dust”.
Use natural plants
The use of plants represents another tip that must be put into practice when it comes to decorating the office because this advice also has a double role. Besides the fact that plants are decorative elements, they are also very good suppliers of oxygen, an element without which our life would no longer exist.
Employee productivity increased by 20% when a considerable number of indoor plants were added to the office.According to a study by the University of Exeter
In addition, certain plants would have an important contribution to the reduction of toxic substances in our homes and offices, in the context where specialists warn that the air in the rooms is much more polluted than the air outside.
This reputation of purifiers was cemented by a study published by the American Space Agency (NASA) in 1989, following a two-year experiment. During the experiment, the scientists found that plants such as ivy, ficus, and peace lily eliminate a large part of the harmful substances from the air in the rooms.
Storage spaces and good organization are very important
Nothing is more counterproductive than clutter. And when the mess is in the workspace, then not only your working hours will be affected, but also your free time. Organize your documents and other items needed for your work in storage furniture pieces. Also to save space, try to expand the storage space vertically, not horizontally. In addition, pay attention to the way you position the storage pieces so that it is easy for you to reach them when you are sitting at your desk.
Play with colors
Each of us has a favorite color. But choose the color of the space according to the effect it has on the psyche.
Green: It is considered a neutral, fresh, relaxing color that adds vitality to the room, which is why it is suitable for the space where you work.
Blue: is a cold color that conveys a state of peace and relaxation. It is suitable for the bedroom, because it accentuates the feeling of sleep, but not for the office.
Green and neutrals: a suitable color scheme for the office
Purple: Said to stimulate the imagination, and help with concentration and creativity. However, it is preferable to use pale shades of purple, not very strong.
I don’t want to give interior design lessons through what I’ve said so far, but I just want you to understand that the place where you do your daily work can influence your well-being for the rest of the day when you’re with your loved ones. Don’t forget that most of the time we spend at the office than in our comfortable space in the living room.
Enjoy your Creative Life!