Your work space, whether it is a home office or a cubicle, needs to be an area that looks nice and inspires you to spend time there. A disorganized space that is plain is not very inspiring. In fact, it may actually make you work less efficiently and cause stress.
With some creativity, you can decorate your space to make it look and feel far more comfortable and become inviting. This can help your mental health and also make you work better. The days go by faster when you work efficiently and an elegant space to work in will help you do that.
In this article, I will give you some ideas on how to set up your office to look better.
The sound of water is one of the most relaxing sounds you can imagine. It will immediately set your mind at ease and relax you. You will find yourself feeling better about work and become more efficient.
If your office is busy and there is a lot of noise, this is a good way to drown it out. Sudden noises that are loud and jarring cause stress and are a big reason why people are so tired when they get done with work.
You can add water elements into your office quite easily to help you focus and work better. Wall fountains are ideal for an office setting as they take up almost no space. If your office is small, then you don’t have to sacrifice this aspect.
If you have some space on a shelf, then even a small water fountain that plugs into an outlet will bring the soothing sounds of water into your office.
Bring in Some Green
Plants add an elegant touch while also incorporating some nature into your indoor space. When you have more plants around, the atmosphere is serene and peaceful. They clean the air around them so you can breath better and have more focus.
Choose low maintenance plants since you need to spend your time at work actually working. Succulents are a nice way to add some unique touches to your space and they require almost no maintenance at all.
When paired with rocks or wood elements they can be quite elegant and will add lots of style to even the most basic cubicle.
Play with Lights
Lighting fixtures are a great way to add some elegant touches to your space without taking up much room. They can add loads of atmosphere to your office and there are so many types that you are guaranteed to find the right one for your tastes.
Your lights shouldn’t be too bright as they can end up giving you headaches. Also, to create an elegant atmosphere, your lighting should be somewhat subdued. Of course, not too much. You are there to work after all.
Natural light is best, but if you aren’t near a window then you can simulate it with the right type of fixtures that create a natural looking light.
This bit is kind of tricky to pull off in an office. People all have different reactions to artwork so you may have to tone down any of the avant garde type art that you might appreciate. This is especially true if you have clients that will be coming into your office.
But, when done right, you can add an artistic flourish to your space that makes it unique and elegant. Lots of colors can work if the theme is not too strange. Shapes, colors and icons work well without being anything that is too confrontational to people who don’t usually like art.
Your desk can be both functional and stylish. There are many modern designs that incorporate both. Even Ikea has many stylish designs for office furniture at a very economical price.
Whatever your design tastes gravitate towards will find a similar style for your furniture. You should also add a chair or couch if you have the space so you can sit away from your desk.
This is also an opportunity to add another element into your decor as well as a spot to take a break from your desk.
Too often we ignore the decor in our work space as we are simply focused on work. We rarely think of how important it is to make it look nice. After all, we spend most of our waking hours at work so the office should be comfortable and reflective of your personality.