Workspaces have come a long way since the days of dull, stuffy cubicle rows. Here at Launch Workspaces, we are quite proud of our modern and stylish coworking spaces that foster productivity and satisfaction among the talented entrepreneurs and creatives that populate them. Meanwhile, our private offices are customized to suit the unique tastes of their inhabitants.
If you find your workspace leaving you tired and uninspired, it might just need a little TLC. Check out these simple tips that will help you create a more desirable workspace, without breaking the bank.
1. Choose the right colors
Did you know that colors change the way we work? By carefully choosing the best color scheme for your workspace you can elevate your creativity, focus levels, and mood. If your job is driven solely by creativity, then green accents throughout your office will improve your imagination. On the other hand, if your job requires you to conjure up new ideas on a regular basis, blue will spark your brainstorming abilities. For those of you who spend most of your day communicating, yellow will help you feel more social. Make sure that you carefully choose colors that inspire you.
2. Utilize the best lighting
Have you ever noticed how tired fluorescent lighting makes you? It can burn your eyes and even affect your creativity. Choosing a smart lighting solution can make you feel more comfortable, productive, happier, and reduce eye strains and headaches. A good place to start is natural lighting solutions. If you have windows in your office then you should position your desk and furniture in order to get the most out of that light. Rather than only utilizing direct lighting, which can stain your eyes, choose indirect lighting when possible.
3. Get creative with storage
Indisputably, filing cabinets are not the most attractive of storage units. But with a little bit of creativity you can have a lot of fun with storage. An easy and affordable storage solution is cube storage units, which allow you to hide away items in colorful baskets that are both practical and fun. An office with less clutter and more storage will help you stay organized and focused on your job. Check out Ikea for affordable and stylish storage solutions.
4. Bring the outside in
Studies show that plants can actually make you feel happier. By incorporating plants throughout your office you don’t have to feel like you’re trapped inside all day, plus they look beautiful! If you’re worried about keeping up with watering then choose plants that require little to no upkeep. Here’s a useful article on hard-to-kill plants.
5. Make it your own
Just because you rent an office doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have some personal touches. Express yourself through decorating by showcasing art and knickknacks that mean something to you. When someone comes into your workspace you want them to know that it’s yours. This is the best part of designing your private office!
Have a workspace you’re proud of? Share it with us, along with your design hacks, in the comments!