Sitting constantly in one place, in the same ambient, surrounded by plain walls and boring ornaments tends to slow your productivity down. You might not be aware of it, but reshaping and decorating our home office in greenery and more vivid colours at least can effectively boost your productivity. Since working from home gives you the freedom to make your space the way you desire, then you should add features to it which would make you earn more bucks. Sounds impossible, right? But it is actually quite doable. Read on and find out how to create your own concentration-boosting and money-making workspace.
Next to being decorative, candles smell relaxing and soothing. Of course, the idea is not to fall asleep on your desk while working, but some scents can increase your concentration and focus. A soft lavender scent, for example, clams your nerves and blocks the everyday stress. Vanilla and jasmine scents help you block away procrastination and consequently give you enough energy to get the job done effectively. If you don’t prefer the candles, you can place a small fresh-smelling potted herb or opt for an electric air freshener.
Let there be light
Peering on your computer and trying to work under dim light is a signal to stop because you that won’t lead to finishing the work, but rather to the bed. Optimizing the lighting is one of the essential ways to boost your energy. Place your desk next to the window in order to utilize the natural sunlight and fresh air if possible. Get some earthy coloured or patterned draperies that will open up the ambient. You can also purchase some cool paper lanterns to spruce up the office, or if your control over natural light is even more limited, get some white bulbs. Nowadays, there is a wide choice of funky contemporary lamps which can fit any place.
Get comfortable furniture
You might not be aware of it, but a quality chair will not only save you hours of tedious work, but it will also improve your back pain. By not having any pain, and by having a modern-looking furniture your work performance will rocket. As you should have a quality back support, the same should be for your feet. If you get quality plastic floor mats, you will, first of all, prolong the life of your carpet, and provide the comfort for your feet. When you feel satisfied and cosy in your office, you will in no time boost your work rate.
Add some greenery
There is no better way to boost your productivity like adding fresh air to your office. Place a desk or floor plant in your home office and create some visual variety when you take a break from your flashy computer screen. If you are a novice when it comes to plants, then add a spider or cactus plant. And if you know how to take care of them, and you desire to have a decorative plant as well, then get lush Dracaena or peace lily.
Even though our living or lounge is the most common area to place some fine art, there is no reason to decorate your workspace with it. Contrast the white walls with a unique monochrome picture. Hang carbon or copper antique chandelier, or some vintage and retro bracket clocks. Having inspiring art, which corresponds to your personality, around while you are working, will make you feel more content and immediately boost up your productivity.
There is a reason why the colour green dominates many hospitals and municipalities. It calms your nerves and makes you feel relaxed. There are different shades of green, and you can paint your office in emerald or kiwi green. Intense colors will help you more if you strive to increase your work potential. According to some research, bluish colors stimulate the mind and purple can encourage creativity. If you don’t fancy having your walls painted in those colors, then have some decorative details in blue or purple, like a rug or vase.
Inspirational messages can encourage people to continue their work more fiercely and with high enthusiasm. Now, you can find decorative motivational messages in different art forms, from paintings and posters, with different typography styles, to tiny text messages on your noticed board. When you feel down and uninspired, you only need to take a look up and read a quote from, for example, Colin Powell:
“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work”.
The work boost might not come instantly, but with time you will surely notice a serious impact on your daily output.
Far most important thing is to always take mini breaks, eat healthy food and drink plenty of water, and you will never lack productivity. Decorating your office by following some of the above tips is only a plus.