We can all spend a lot of time at our desks or workstations. Be that in an office somewhere or at a workplace, or simply a set up we have in our home when we work from home. However, those places can be a little bland, don’t you think? They are not too exciting as they are there to be for work, for you to be productive and do the job you are supposed to be doing. But, they don’t need to be boring, they can be spaces that simply inspire which can ultimately make you more productive in the long term. So I thought I would share with you some of the ways you can dress up your office on a frugal budget.
Think about the decoration
There is nothing more distracting than dirty walls or drab wall paper, so why not clean up your office a little and get it painted. Of course, I can appreciate that your office may need to be authorized before any work can get done, but that doesn't mean you can’t clean things up a little. Making the walls brighter can make you feel more awake and alert. If it’s your home office we are talking about, then you can have free rein on what you choose to put on the walls. Sticking with a nice bright color and then adding some brighter notes through prints and photographs is a great way to make the space a little more inspiring. Especially if you consider some inspirational quotes to be hung within your eye line.
What about the desk area?
We may all need a desk of some sort for our computers, laptops or simply to work from. But that doesn't mean to say you can add some quirky little things to your desk to brighten up the space. You could consider a lovely plant, some photographs that have been placed in frames or even a quirky drinks mat for your coffee or tea. Adding something unique like personalized bobbleheads of you and the whole family could be a great touch. It’s all about having things around you that make you smile and happy. If you feel good, then you are more likely to be productive when it comes to your work ethic.
Make sure you have a decent chair
Sitting down all day isn’t necessarily good for us, but of course being in your working environment that’s what is needed. So make sure your chair is supportive and enables you to sit comfortably. This could prevent aching muscles when it comes to the end of the day. Chairs don’t have to be expensive, picking items up from places like eBay can really keep the cost down.
Get plenty of light and have water close by
Light is important when it comes to our mood, so ensuring you get as much natural light as possible into your working environment is important. However, you may not have the luxury of a large window so you may want to consider specific daylight bulbs that can help neutralize the light you are receiving. It’s important to stay hydrated so having a water cooler or a drink on your desk is an excellent tip.
I hope this helps you dress your office to become a more productive space.