Office Overhaul – How to Give Your Workplace a Fresh Look

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A conducive office space is one that enables employees to maintain a high level of productivity and efficiency. Over 30% of one’s day is spent in the office, which is why ensuring that the office environment is kept as fresh, vibrant and inviting as possible is essential. Our environment affects our emotional state, levels of productivity and motivation, which is why revamping the workplace with a fresh look will benefit your employees, and in turn, your business. In this article, we look at how you can go about injecting some life into the aesthetic of your office space, so read on to find out more!

1.     Time For a Spring Clean

A clean environment is a beautiful one. This is why it is essential that the workplace is kept clean and tidy. If your office space is cluttered, messy or generally lacking in hygiene, chances are your employees aren’t going to feel as comfortable as they possibly could during the workday. Spend some time decluttering, get professional cleaners in and consider re-organising the workspace to make it more functional. If your office is situated in an area that is prone to unwanted critters making their way in, consider enlisting the help of commercial pest control. All these things, when done in combination, will leave you with a spotless office space that everyone will love coming into every single morning.

      2.    Add a Touch of Green

Did you know that studies have shown that plants improve mood, productivity and motivation levels? This is due to the fact that they jack up the air with oxygen and purify it at the same time. Plants in the office space can increase output and well being, whilst decreasing stress levels at the same time. Aside from the mental and physical benefits of introducing plants to the workplace, they also offer a pleasing aesthetic to the eye. Adding some indoor plants, succulents or hanging terrariums to the office is a fantastic way to add a pop of colour and inject some nature into an otherwise sterile environment.

      3.     Create a Coffee Station

If your office doesn’t currently have a little coffee station of its own, we urge you to consider introducing one into the space if possible. All you need is a coffee machine and all of a sudden you have a modern office space that employees can get a fresh cup of joe at. Coffee breaks help boost overall staff productivity and give employees the chance to mingle and get to know each other in the morning or during the mid-afternoon slump. A gorgeous and modern coffee machine can also transform your office space into one that is chic, trendy and not to mention smells like heaven!

      4.    Light it Up

A well lit office space is absolutely essential. If you’re finding your workplace to be a little bit dull and dark, consider purchasing some funky standing lamps and desk lamps to brighten the place up. If your space has access to windows, why not pull the blinds up during the day time to let some natural light in? Regardless of whether you’re introducing artificial or natural light into the space, your employees will benefit from an environment that is bright, cheery and one that boosts motivation levels. Studies have shown that a good amount of natural light helps workers feel a lot more relaxed and aids in lowering stress levels and clearing the mind.

      5.    Add a Pop of Colour

Office spaces don’t always have to be dull and grey. Add a pop of colour to your workplace by introducing some artwork on the walls, adding some funky looking cushions on couches or even by encouraging your employees to decorate their desks with their favourite items. For those who want to go all out, you could even get a mural painted on a feature wall in the workplace, or plaster some wallpaper on to truly bring a spectrum of colour into the office environment. Whatever the case, a pop of colour is always a fantastic option!

We hope that this article has given you some nifty ideas when it comes to giving your workplace a fresh look. With the amount of time we all spend indoors, it only makes sense that we try and make our work environment look as fresh, vibrant and as inviting as possible.

About Mohit Tater

Mohit is the co-founder and editor of Entrepreneurship Life, a place where entrepreneurs, start-ups, and business owners can find wide ranging information, advice, resources, and tools for starting, running, and growing their businesses.

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