For many of us, most of our days are spent at work with the average person spending 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime. Therefore, it is safe to say that your job can have a huge impact on your quality of life so why not make it your own and turn that drab, dull office into a bright and inviting space with these 5 top tips:
1. Colour Burst
It turns out design elements of your office space, particularly colours, can actually have a big impact on the mood and productivity of the team.
To create a bright, happy and productive work environment, colours such as blue, green, orange and yellow should be used to inspire and motivate teams.
Blue and green are seen as the intellectual and balanced colours representing trust, logic, communication, and efficiency whilst creating a feeling of a harmonious and natural environment. These colours are ideal for businesses where clients visit on a regular basis and where long working hours are required.
Orange and yellow are the more emotional colours representing creativity, confidence and cheerfulness, making them perfect colours to stimulate positivity and happiness in fast-paced businesses.
2. Go Green
Not getting enough fresh air or sunlight does more harm than good, which is a common worry if you work inside an office all day.
Plants are the easiest and probably the cheapest way to add colour and calmness to your office space whilst improving air quality for the whole team.
Plants are relatively low maintenance and have been proven to reduce stress and boost productivity by up to 12%, so by adding a few bursts of greenery around your office space, it will be sure to give everyone a bit of fresh air!
3. Shine Bright
Proper lighting makes the world of difference to your work day. In a busy office, it is not always possible to sit by a window however if you can, claim that seat as sunlight is the best source of light out there.
However, if you are stuck with no natural light do not worry! Gone are the days of harsh lighting in place of decorative lighting which provides the opportunity to create a more inviting and warm ambience to your office.
4. Creative Personalisation
One of the biggest issues with office spaces is the standard, usually outdated, décor that runs throughout so make your workspace your own by making it an extension of you.
The best way to do this is to add your personality to your space with items such as favourite sayings, photos and notes; using colourful and unusual office organisational tools or just order some fun and funky stationary to brighten up the space.
5. Stylish Stationary
Workspaces become important when people are bound to their desks all day, every day within the same four walls for 40+ hours per week.
If you can’t add a touch of colour through artwork or decoration, do not worry – there is a vast array of colourful stationary which can do just the job!
Swap the blank, white notepads and boring blue point pens for some unique and unusual stationary to add that pop of colour needed to inspire you throughout the day.