There are specific ways you can create a truly inspiring office space – whether you have a desk, a cubicle, or an entire office building.
Your office layout has the power to affect your productivity.
The following tips and tricks will help you truly create a beautiful, inspiring environment and an office space where you can stay motivated, productive, and get the job done.
Opt for Bright Light
The primary question is – what kind of workspace do you work in? If you are a student, you might be in a classroom atmosphere. You might have a desk at home. You might have a cubicle. Or, you might have your own office – it could also be a home office.
Your office environment tells a slot about the type of office space that you might want to make things work better for you and not against you.
Whatever the office environment is, you will have to keep it bright. If you can put your desk by the windows, we strongly recommend doing that. By placing your desk near the windows, you will instantly make everything brighter and happier.
Natural light allows you to be much more productive and creative. If you don’t have the option of putting your desk near the window, then try to add some light – perhaps, with loads of lamps or overhead lighting.
Now, suppose you are remodeling your old office from scratch. In that case, you might want to benefit from transmission switching as an excellent way of power flow reconfiguration and minimizing potential power outages, so the employees can stay productive without distractions.
Display Large Visual Calendars
You can turn a large visual calendar into an art piece or add actual whiteboard calendars. Whiteboard calendars are awesome – they are whiteboards, so you can clean them every month and add a new calendar on there, which saves you loads of money as you don’t have to purchase a new one all the time.
Whiteboard calendars are an excellent way to see all the things and tasks that you have going on for the week. You can add personal goals to it as well as deadlines; calendars are perfect because they tell you what you need to accomplish and what you have accomplished.
Calendars simply keep you on time and on track. Most importantly, having a large visual calendar on display is more likely to keep you motivated.
Add Mood Lighting
Another side of lighting is mood lighting, which you can add to your office space. For instance, if you love dreamy string lights, you can put them up and instantly change the vibe and feel of your office.
A great thing about mood lighting is that you can get these for cheap, and these are perfect to create the ambiance – especially if you work late at night. This will also work excellent for a college dorm room and for college students who work part-time from their dorms.
Make Sure Everything Has a Place
What do we mean by that? All of us are guilty of having things that are not kept in their respective places. Let us say you have everything organized, leave things like this for six to eight months, and eventually lose the self-discipline to put things back to their respective place.
Resultantly, things end up getting a mess. So, to avoid a messy workspace, you will have to ensure that everything has an allocated place, so you know beforehand where your things are – when you need them.
You know where your pens go, where your files are, where the books go, and so on.
By having a dedicated place for different things, you will know where to get the things, put them back, and retrieve them later – anytime you need them. Train yourself (and your employees) to place the things back to the place where they belong – even if you don’t feel like it.
Remember, it takes 21 days to create a habit and only two days to break a habit. So, stick to the habit of placing things back in their respective place – this way, you will keep your office free of mess and clutter.
An organized workspace is excellent for focus and productivity.
Add Landscape Pictures
If you are working in a tight space where you don’t have windows around you, such as a cubicle, you might want to hang calming pictures of open landscapes. For instance, you can hang pictures of open fields or the ocean.
By doing so, you will generate the illusion that you are outside near nature. This is also a great way to induce positive and peaceful vibes into your office surroundings, which is needed if you are stuck in an office cubicle.
Besides, adding landscape and nature pictures to your surroundings will have some color influence and life in your workspace, which is an excellent way to stay productive.
Place Fresh Flowers
Another great tip to create the perfect workspace is to keep fresh flowers around. Flowers are a great way to ensure that you have something living and fresh in your office space. There is something great about having pink and white flowers in your workspace.
Even if you simply opt for greenery, it is an exceptional way to make your workspace feel more personalized. It also looks like you took an extra step to care for your space and make it look and smell beautiful.
Have a Junk Drawer
The junk drawer is similar to having a loose paper file where you place paper that has no place but to get back to it later and sort it out. So, when you have things you are not sure where to place, you can temporarily place them in the junk drawer.
If you don’t have an actual drawer, you can use a box or whatever works in your office space. And be okay with that spot getting a little messy – if you create a limited space to get messy and limit yourself to that, you will allow your office to stay clean, tidy, and organized.
It also puts you in a routine of putting things back where they came from and also making time to organize your junk drawer.