Happy New Year! Now that 2017 is here, it might be time to brighten up your office space. After all, when everything else is shiny and new, shouldn’t your office get a little bit of a pick-me-up, too?
The look and feel of your office can directly impact your work performance. It is important to have a work space you feel comfortable in, with plenty of light and color to help you feel awake and inspired. If you want to perk up your office space, take a look below at 6 ways to brighten up your office space. You will find that adding a little life doesn’t need to be difficult at all.
6 Ways to Brighten Up Your Office Space
1. Add some fresh plants.
Houseplants don’t just add color, they also help clean and purify the indoor air. Place a few different houseplants in your office and enjoy a brighter space, cleaner air, and maybe even a light fragrance. This is an easy and visually appealing way to brighten up your space. Ferns, Mother in Law Tongue, and even succulents make an excellent choice and are easy to care for and grow.
2. Try some mirrors in your décor.
A smaller office or one lacking natural light may benefit from some mirrors. Hang a decorative mirror or two on the wall which will help reflect light and open up the space a bit more. A mirror is an easy way to open up a small and cramped space. Plus, it’s always nice to have a mirror on hand when you need one.
3. Try different light bulbs.
Most people don’t realize how harsh their office lighting is. Use light bulbs that offer a softer and more natural lighting tone. These are far better than using fluorescent lights that can be harsh and possibly even trigger migraines. Switch out your light bulbs and even try desk and table lamps as opposed to over head lighting. These are simple changes that can net huge results.
4. Add an area rug.
This is such an easy way to add a pop of color to your work space. An area rug will make even the most industrial office feel just a little more homey and comfortable. It may even feel better on your feet and add some cushion to your walk, easing backaches and leg pain.
5. Display some artwork.
Artwork can add some instant color and light while also providing inspiration. Hang a few of your favorite art prints. Colors such as blue and green can help you feel more relaxed, while colors like orange and red can help revitalize. Choose what works for you and display. So easy and uplifting!
6. Don’t forget how important sound is.
A small fountain or some background music can help add some texture to a space. Consider a small table top fountain or a music system like Sonos. Both can help you feel either more relaxed or energized, which is sure to help you when concentrating on important tasks.
If you are ready to add some life to your office space, try these easy ways for brightening up you office and see what a difference they can make to the way you feel and work each day.
Your turn: what’s your favorite way to brighten up your office and make it feel a little more inviting and inspiring for the new year? I’d love for you to let me know in a comment below.
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