I work from home a few days a week and I absolutely love my home office. It’s bright, clean and most importantly organized. It’s not a huge space, but it allows me to be creative, get inspired from both the natural world, with the influx of natural light coming in from lots of windows, to other inspirations that I can clip and post up on my wall for future design projects.
The key to a well designed office is to go with function first, then worry about look and decor. Make sure your work space is setup for how you work. If you solely do work on the computer, make sure you invest in a monitor that will be big enough to see your work. If you design like I do, make sure you give yourself enough space for drafting, sketching and laying out design boards. Be sure to include storage space and shelves to help keep your non-daily resources stowed away and organized yet still accessible.
Then add in your decor and color scheme. Include artwork, personal framed pictures or other items that remind you of those in your life who you are working for – you kids, husband or wife, partner, parents. Keeping those close to you in view while you work, will help keep it all in perspective.
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I created this blog with the intention to focus on design elements. Whether that be design throughout the home, outfits, outdoor spaces, etc. Today, I want to talk about bringing design into your workplace. Although I may not have a degree in design, I consider myself a pretty perpetual visual designer. Not only do I love to bring design and flair to my home but also into my workplace.
If you have to be at work 40 hours a week why not make it fun? I find myself a lot more motivated and inspired when I’m in a uniquely designed space. To bring some of my fun flair into work I make sure to bring in colorful items to my work space, I never skimp on exhibit manufacturers design when creating projects and I make sure add personal touches.
I love the movie Office Space, it truly makes me laugh everytime I see it. Maybe because I can relate to many of the scenes or maybe it is just plain comical, but I come back to the scene where Peter Givins (Ron Livingston) removes his cubicle walls making his own window office.
Creating a positive working space that is enjoyable to spend most of your days in can be just the kind of inspiration needed to bring productivity to an ultimate level.
Make sure you have proper lighting. Whether it is natural light or overhead and spot lights, give your eyes the support they need to carry out your daily tasks.
Get a comfortable chair. Make the investment by getting a solid chair. Go to Office Depot or Staples and sit in a few. Find one that is ergonomically correct.
Get some plants. Plants not only make the space more inviting, but they give off oxygen too. Just make sure you water them as needed.
A great way to boost morale and get employees into the Christmas spirit is to decorate the office. You can quickly string up a few strands of colored lights and garland, place a few dishes of holiday candy throughout the office and leave little treats on each persons desk.
As the holidays approach, employees start to get distracted and less productive. But you can help fight this workplace fatigue by designing and creating a fun and festive atmosphere that feels less like a staunchy work place and more like a holiday party.
You can include other items like minoras or mistle toe that are inclusive so as to not offend anyone. The key is to add a little fun and fesitvity to your office. Another idea is to wrap boxes in holiday wrapping paper and place them strategically around the office. You can find cool lights online through Amazon or other specialty lighting stores or just pick up a few dozen strands from your hardware store.