While it is no secret that your emotions at work can be influenced by the environment around you, but did you also know that if done correctly your office space can make you be more productive and enjoy what you’re doing! There are so many décor tricks that you can apply to your office space that will create different moods and emotions like motivation, being energized and feeling happiness. Most of the tips you will read can be applied to all different sized office spaces from the biggest corporation rooms and large event capacity rooms to the smallest office spaces and even a cubicle sized office. It doesn’t matter what interior you are dealing with trying a few different décor tips will surely help you to create a productive and healthier work-space and in turn a happier team of employees.
Being minimal with clutter makes your area look inviting but it also allows you to get things done better. If clutter is around your office space, then you may feel stressed out when you can’t find things and very overwhelmed. Try to keep your office area clutter free and with a simple style to feel less stressed each day. Spacing things out will allow for you to have both a creative and physical freedom.
The use of colour
There is so much productivity and things you can do with colour. Studies show that colour can have an influence of your mood. Shades of blue stimulate the mind and yellow brings out your creativity while green offers relaxation and red angers. This can be different for each person. Find colours good for your mood and bring them into your workplace. You should consider distributing a company wide survey to help narrow down the best option for the overall feel of the emotions in your office.
Adding scent to your room
You need to stay stimulated during the day at work and to do this you need to ensure you are not neglecting any of your senses. Pay attention to the scents flowing through the space. One to energize and refresh is the peppermint and will help you to concentrate and citrus will de-stress you. Diffuses are good so there is no need to deal with candles and the worry about burning the office down.
A touch of greenery
We all need a touch of nature to help us during the day. If you work in an office and hardly get outside, then that doesn’t mean you have to miss out of nature you can simply just add some greenery to your office space. They help to purify the air and add some good vibes to the room. With plenty of pots and vases to match the décor you cannot go wrong with choosing a few plants.
Signs with messages
When you are going through a hard day and feeling over it add a few motivational messages to your space. Remind yourself why you are working. With so many styles, prints and photos to choose from you will be sure to find that motivation quote that most suits you.
Using a vision board
Using a corkboard is good to create a vision board. You can add your to do lists to the board, a list of goals and photos or messages that have a positive effect. Keeping pictures of family and friends, lists of what you want to accomplish etc in order to motivate and stimulate you throughout the long workday.
Office chairs, computer desks or lounges can make or break an office work-space. There are many different styles to consider and there is no harm in attempting to bring in very unique styles. Implementing a modern version of wire furniture will not only bring a unique look to your office, but the wire work will also inspire creativity and innovation within your employees. Make sure when deciding on new furniture that comfort is a top priority, if not the highest. Your employees matter and so should how comfortable they are at work.
Different types of art can liven up an office and those who spend 8 plus hours a day within it. There are many different styles of art you can bring into an office to inspire your team or to keep current clients or potential customers interested and invested when they come in. If you have an office which is attempting to keep up with the latest fashion and artistic trends of the year, using items of clothing could be an interesting choice for you! Putting a rare pair of sneaker releases in a glass display case, maybe something from a 1990’s adidas release calendar, is not only an excellent decorative piece but an amazing conversation starter. When choosing art, try something different and push your boundaries.
The main thing to consider when designing an office space is the people who will be spending time there. Consider your employees and the best way to keep them comfortable and engaged.