Work is called work for a reason – it isn’t always fun. One thing that can make the long hours a little more enjoyable is decorating your workspace. Here are a couple of fun ideas to spice up your workspace and make it a little more like home.
How do I add spice to my work life?
Work is called work and not fun for a reason: it’s not fun; it’s time-consuming and often dull.
What can make it worse is the environment. There is nothing quite as bad as being trapped in a tiny, bleak room for at least eight hours a day with no distraction, no inspiration, and no view. Here are a few ways to improve the quality of your workday, no matter the location.
How do I bring some color into my work area?
One of the biggest complaints about workspaces is the lack of color. Everything seems grey, physically, and as a result, mentally. A great way to add some color back into your workstation is to purchase colored office supplies.
Often, a colored stapler or a pastel tape dispenser is around the same price as the regular black version, and the colored version can add some interest back into your workspace.
Alternatively, if anyone close to you enjoys making art or you want to support a local artist, you could display some colorful art on your dull walls to cover up all that empty space.
How do I make my office more comfortable?
Offices feel stiff and formal because they are. If you struggle with feeling tense for much of the day, think about investing in some items to make your workspace more comfortable.
If candles are allowed in your workspace, they are a great way to unwind during transitions in the workday. There are so many sizes and smells that are sure to calm you down. If an open flame is not an option, there are many flameless varieties on the market for a feeling of warmth and infusers to add a calming scent.
If your office is on the chilly side, you might want to invest in a warm blanket to hang on your chair and make your workspace a little more welcoming.
Soft lights are also a great way to make your workspace more welcoming. According to the principles of design, there should be three points of light, but if you don’t want to go all out, even one lamp can add soft lighting that feels calm and comfortable.
How do I find inspiration at my workstation?
To answer this, you need to ask yourself what inspires you.
If art inspires you, invest in some local artists to decorate your office. Art is very inspiring to many people, and it may be the perfect thing to pick you up during tough workdays.
Inspirational quotes inspire other people. If this is you, grab a chalkboard and throw up a different quote each day. If you want a lower effort idea, just set your computer’s background to your favorite quotes.
How do I keep my workstation organized so I can stay focused?
A dirty office is not a happy office. If you’re looking for ways to get organized, there are plenty of ways.
Three-ring binders will help you organize your projects. Invest in one, and you never get confused. A corkboard can help you remember important things without feeling too cluttered. An extra set of drawers can keep clutter off your desk and off of your mind.
Overall, you shouldn’t feel discouraged by a dingy office; get excited and decorate it to inspire yourself and kick start your career.
If you are in the market for a beautifully furnished and decorated office in Fort Myers, look no further than Creative Executive Space on Route 41 in South Fort Myers, going towards Estero.