, then you want them to be beautiful. A lot of individuals do not think about the aesthetic appeal of their office and how much of an effect it has on their mood. No matter where you go, you will be effected by the design. The reason for this is because colors and decorations create a certain atmosphere that can either make you feel lively, at ease, uneasy, comfortable, cozy, or at home.
Most people spend a lot of time at work, especially if they have a full-time job. Although working may not be the most pleasant thing in life, it is nevertheless a requirement to live comfortably and get all your bills paid. Whether it’s your home office or office at your local employer’s building, decorating is a must if you want to enjoy the day. When you walk into your office, you’re either going to feel drab and drained or lively and focused – the choice is up to you.
First, you must consider the color combination of your office. Colors have a profound effect on a person’s mood. Perhaps you’re more into solid colors. If so, consider soft, lively colors such as light green (relaxing and revitalizing), pale yellow (calming, yet awakening), and beige (plain but great for concentrating).
Sunshine Yellow – Otherwise known as “bright yellow”. If you must exert deep concentration, bright yellow can bring out your creative side and make it difficult to get serious about work. Instead, opt for softer colors.
Turquoise – Although it’s a beautiful color, it may be a bit intense for an office. It’s best to go with a sea green or aqua marine.
Bright Red and Pink – These are two of the most distracting colors of all. When you see these colors, you automatically become excited and alert. Over time, this can produce extreme irritability in an office setting that can lead to rash decisions and tension headaches. These colors are best used in small splotches, perhaps for a boost of energy.
Putting up pictures of family is always a great idea and a motivation to keep working. Just about everyone becomes distracted with other things while at work. A lot of people get discouraged and depressed. While sitting in your office chair, all you have to do is glance up and take a look at some of your most cherished family members, and suddenly, you’re inspired to keep on with your day. You may also want to consider putting up a few paintings of flowers, houses, animals, or whatever else you adore. Putting up paintings is also a great way to make use of some of the brighter colors you adore in small amounts without going overboard. Pictures add life to a dull room.
Candles are great to use in the office, however, you must keep this to a minimum. They create an atmosphere of calmness, but you don’t want to be too calm. Lighting perhaps one or two of your favorite scented candles is best. Plants are also an effective way to create calmness and add to the liveliness of your office space.
Getting stressed while at work is something you’re probably all too familiar with. Using a small table or wall-mounted fountain will ease your stress and create an air of serenity in your office. Not only that, it will add lots of additional aesthetic appeal.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your office space without going overboard. Remember not to overdo it on color. Too much color can be distracting. What you want to aim for is a mildly relaxing atmosphere that promotes comfort, vitality, serenity, and focus.