Even the best job can become tiring after a while. This is doubly true for those of us who are confined to a small work space – be it a cubicle or home office. Fortunately, with a few small adjustments, you can make a huge difference to the vibrancy of your work area. In this article, we go over 5 top tips which can help push your workspace from drab to fab.
Plant Some Green
Most of us can’t move our workspaces into nature. As much as we can love the greenery of the outdoors, the greenery tends not to favor a clean and efficient work environment.
Luckily, there is a better solution. Simply by adding a small plant or two, your workspace can have an enormous effect on your mood, in addition to bringing in the vibrancy of the color green to business black and whites. You can even go exotic if you wish, and go for something far more colorful than the standard cactus or desk ficus.
Shed Some Light
Most people reading this article have a basic need for light; if you are one of our blind readers then this article might not be for you. What many people underestimate, however, is just how profound an effect the lighting can have on the overall feel of our workspace.
It’s not just a case of selecting the right location for your lights, as choosing the right wattage and tone can help create a specific feel of warmth that works for you. This can affect every other facet of your workspace, so getting the right lighting can really aid in tying everything together.
Add Some Color
Black and white are functional, but it sure can be boring. By adding some color to your workspace, you can help create your own personal theme and help foster a more efficient work environment.
That’s right, color can have a huge effect on a person’s mood, even when this happens unconsciously. Love the ocean? Use some blue to create a deep-sea feel. Gardens more your speed? Use the whole spectrum to create a visual rainbow to greet you every day. Coming into work to see a colorful workplace can help start you off on a much more productive day!
Stick it Out
There are many different additions to office life which have made our lives easier and more functional. While computers might be the big-boys here, even they can’t compare to the benefits of the humble post-it or sticky note.
These tiny little scraps of paper can so easily carry over some customized little drawings to bring humor and fun to your job. You can even get friends and family to help you by creating their own little drawings.
This goes double if you work in a busy office environment, where these noted can be used for games, office-jokes and even secret coded messages.
Straighten Things Out
Even the best decorations in the world can be a wasted effort if they are hidden behind a mess of clutter. By spending an hour or two cleaning up your work area, resorting everything, and tying your cables together, you can make all of your other work stand out that much more.
If you have a specific theme you want to work towards, you can even customize exactly where you want any unavoidable clutter to be, to really help your workspace with that individual attitude.
Who knows, a cleaner workspace might even give you more ideas to work with!