The last two years have been incredibly impactful on millions of people around the world. The COVID pandemic has changed the face of the world. From global logistics nightmares to raw materials shortages to extended lockdowns for some cities – we’ve seen it all.
If you worked in an office at the start of the pandemic, chances are you wound up working from home for a while. For some people, it’s been ever since. And some people have decided to keep it that way, with some employers following suit and allowing their staff to work remotely full time.
For those of you with a home office, there’s a chance it needs a makeover after a couple of years. After all, any space can get stale and stuffy without a facelift every once in a while. With summer approaching, it’s the perfect time to give your home office a summer refresh. We’ll share some top tips to rejuvenate your office space in time for summer in this handy article.
Try a Standing Desk
Why not consider a bamboo standing desk? Bamboo is a versatile, visually pleasing choice of wood for a desk, and a standing desk has many benefits. The first and foremost benefit is that you don’t have to sit down every day for a working week.
Sitting for extended periods can compress your spine and cause the muscles in your hips, back, neck and shoulders to tense up. This can cause pain, tension and aches in these areas unless you remember to get up and move every half hour or so. A standing desk ensures that you can spend a good part of the day standing, and you can then lower it when your feet get sore and it’s time to sit.
Appeal to Your Senses
You can make a home office more inviting by appealing to your various senses. For instance, you can invest in some pleasant aromas to make working in your office a delight to your nose. Some examples of doing this include burning incense but make sure you leave a window open for ventilation if you do this.
Other ways to generate some lovely smells include scented candles or a wax melt station. You can even collect various scents to mix the fragrances up, so no two days will smell the same. Some lovely scents may include sandalwood or a fresh citrus scent, which will make working in summer a pleasant experience.
Invest in Some House Plants
Working around indoor plants has proven benefits for mind, body and spirit. By their very nature, plants cleanse the air, so by having an indoor plant collection, you are ensuring that you will breathe fresh oxygen all day long.
Tending to indoor plants is also a relaxing experience, as is working around them. There’s a reason so many offices around the world have plants everywhere. Strangely enough, working around plants can even boost your productivity.
You’ll want to opt for easy to maintain plants unless you’re an experienced green thumb. Try some Spider Plants or Snake Plants.
A Lick of Paint
You’d be surprised at how a fresh coat of paint can rejuvenate a room. By changing the colour of the walls and ceiling, you’ll feel as though you’re in a brand new space.
Specific colours are even conducive to productivity as well. For example, a soft blue can soothe the mind and prompt thoughts – perfect for a home office.
Why not give your home office a fresh coat of paint in time for summer?
In this article, we’ve explained how to give your office a summer makeover, from investing in a standing desk to giving the room a fresh coat of paint. By following these steps, you’ll have a space that feels brand new and is inspiring, allowing you to reach the peak of your creativity and productivity.