Here’s how to give your office an update without breaking the bank.
Interior décor is often evolving. If offices don’t keep pace with changing styles, their spaces start to look dated, unwelcoming, and in desperate need of an update. Here’s how to transform your office into a contemporary space that radiates positivity and productivity.
Shed Some Light
Finding the optimal lighting for an office can be difficult. According to the Daylight and Workplace Study by Dr. Alan Hedge of Cornell University, workers who were exposed to more natural light reported a decline in eyestrain, blurred vision and headaches. The study also concluded that workers had a 2% boost in productivity and 10% decrease in drowsiness.
Natural lighting isn’t always available for an entire office space but there are other options you can take advantage of:
- Overhead lighting – It’s usually best to add overhead lighting to other types of lighting for a balanced feel across the office. Lensed indirect lighting is to the go-to for making an office bright and comfortable.
- Task lighting – Adding lighting that emulates natural light to desks and furniture provides sufficient light to employees without straining their eyesight.
- Ambient lighting – This works at a low intensity and is ideal to create a stress-free zone in the office and help employees relax.
Adding Vibrant, Comfortable Furniture
Ergonomics are extremely important for productivity and health. Office furniture sets a certain standard of comfort and makes the office feel like a welcoming space.
How do you know which furniture is best for your office? “Boring” office furniture—drab-coloured and out-dated—tends to make employees feel lazy because they lose interest. Vibrant furniture is a great way to alleviate stress and bring a touch of enthusiasm to the office.
A contemporary workplace trend is to have standing desks and exercise balls. While they don’t sound particularly comfortable, they do promote healthy posture and significantly reduce the risk of Forward Head Posture.
Go Green or Go Home
Going green in the office is a high-reward, low-cost way to update the workspace. By adding plants into the office, you can filter the air naturally and increase the oxygen. Plants also absorb pollutants and radiation from electronic devices to further benefit the health of the workforce.
There are many small adjustments that can be made to improve the work environment and they don’t have to break the bank. They just require a modern approach and the willingness to change for the betterment of employee health. Talk to us today about how you can improve your workspace without breaking the bank.