It’s always a good idea to freshen things up in the office once in a while. Spending a little time on refreshing our surroundings can play a big part towards boosting our creativity, productivity and feeling of wellbeing. Most importantly, by following our simple and easy steps, you can turn your office space from dull to wow-worthy without breaking the bank and reap the rewards these inexpensive changes can offer.
1. Colourful desk accessories
One of the simplest (and probably cheapest!) ways is to add a few pops of colour on your desk. You can start with bright pencil holders, highlighters, tape dispensers, and staplers. Remember to keep it simple by sticking to one or two complementary colours.
2. Add some plants
Small plants can go a long way in brightening and sprucing up the workspace. They not only improve the aesthetics of your workspace, they help improve the air you breathe too!
Choose low-maintenance houseplants such as cactus, succulents, snake plants or a spider plant, as these can thrive in low light and survive after a missed watering or two.
3. Spice up the wall
Albeit a black and white canvas print, or a vibrant and colourful painting on your office wall, can be an illustration to represent the characteristics of your company, it is also an excellent way to introduce the business culture and standards to visiting clients, as well as a way to represent changes in trends.
4. Get it off your desk
Research has proven that physical clutter in the workplace can negatively affect productivity by making it harder to focus and concentrate. Form a habit to clean your desk at the end of each day, or do it weekly to avoid paperwork piling up. Clearing those unused, scattered, pens declutters the mind and improves your efficiency.
5. More light please
Well-lit spaces are proven to be more healthy for you with natural light improving your mood, as well as being seen to be beneficial in increasing productivity. Poor lighting can lead to accidents and fatigue - the better lit your space, the safer it is.
6. A piece of eye-catching furniture
You don’t have to invest a fortune into changing every piece of furniture. Economically revamp your space by investing in one special item that has the wow factor. A bright ottoman can provide that ‘pop of colour’, while simultaneously serving as a footstool, extra seating, storage space for magazines or papers and, of course, a makeshift desk if you place a serving tray on top.
With a bright, fresh appearance, time spent in the workplace can be more pleasurable as well as constructive. If you’re planning on a bigger scale office renovation and considering storage facilities, we would be the perfect choice for you.
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