If you’re like most people, you likely spend the majority of your waking hours at work. Because of this, it only makes sense that you’d want to make your workspace or office has homey and welcoming as you can. However, many people find it hard to strike a balance between being functional and being too informal. To help you in walking this thin line, here are three ways you can make your office space more comfortable without losing the feeling of an office.
Since most people work indoors during the day, their bodies and minds are starving for the sights and smells and feeling a nature. To bring more of this into your life, Jacqueline Whitmore, a contributor to Entrepreneur.com, suggests that you embrace nature and bring it into your office as much as you can. This can include having office plants, displaying photos that were taken out in nature, and using nature-found items in your decor. You might also want to try to bring in fresh air whenever possible and even bring in light that simulates the natural light of the sun. All of these things will help you feel more at one with the outside world and help you from falling victim to things like low levels of vitamin D and depression.
Make Storage A Priority
One thing that can make an office space feel stifling and overwhelming is having too much clutter around. While you might accumulate things throughout your days or weeks at the office, it’s vital to your mental health that you don’t allow those things to take over your space. To help with this, Simona Ganea, a contributor to Homedit.com, recommends that you make storage space a priority by installing shelving units, bringing in desk organizers, and just generally finding ways to eliminate the clutter in your space. Once everything has a place to be, you’ll feel much more comfortable in your office space.
Since you likely are spending the bulk of your work day sitting in a chair, you might as well take some steps to make your seated time as comfortable as possible. To do this, Taylor Fuller, a contributor to Bustle.com, suggests trying things like increasing your lower back support, making sure your feet reach the floor at all times, having a supportive seat cushion, and even using a seat massager to help work out your stiff or sore muscles. All of these options for very non-invasive but can work wonders for making you more comfortable while at your desk.
If you have an office space that seems to be sucking the life and energy out of you, consider using the tips mentioned above to make your space much more comfortable.