A drab desktop and dim lighting do little to inspire your work ethic. With a little bit of creativity, (and an aromatherapy diffuser!) you can easily transform your home office into a space you actually enjoy. The right design elements can energize, motivate, and inspire productivity. If you’re ready to breathe new life into your work area, try these simple home office ideas to liven up your workspace.
1. Clear the Clutter
A cluttered workspace is one of the greatest productivity thieves of all. It robs even the most committed professionals of confidence, simply because it detracts from a healthy and clean environment. That might not seem like such a big deal initially, but the more mess that collects, the more difficult is to complete even small tasks with efficiency. You’ll always be aware of the pile of paperwork at the corner of the desk, the knickknacks all over the shelves, and the various odds and ends strewn about the room. Invest in a few drawer systems and desk organizers to restore order.
2. Elevate the Lighting
Believe it or not, your lighting can set the tone for your workday. If your home office is more shadowy than vibrant, that will play a role in how alert you feel as the day wears on. Think about the spaces where lighting can easily be implemented. Opt for an LED light that illuminates your desk and reduces eye strain. Use lampshades to soften glares and reduce harshness, and set up task lights based on your work responsibilities. If your job is hands-on and creative, for example, you may need focused lighting to brighten your workspace and make it easier to see small parts.
3. Add Some Fragrance
There’s something decidedly lackluster about a room that doesn’t reflect your personality. Adding a scent is a wonderful way to infuse your character into the room. Remember that this space is yours and yours alone, and it should be emblematic of what resonates most with you and taps into your feel-good senses. Your Dimensions aromatherapy diffuser can be deeply customized to reflect how you’d like to feel when you enter the room, whether you feel your best when you’re seeking adventure, enjoying nature, or savoring comfort. Based on your preferred notes, you’ll create a scent that breathes new life into your home office instantly.
4. Brighten Your Décor
What’s any room without a little bit of color? Certain hues are associated with specific emotions, and they may be just the sparks that you need to feel emboldened each and every morning. Yellow, for example, is a radiant and optimistic shade that brightens your space. Blue reflects efficiency and can help you maintain a sense of calm while dealing with impossibly stressful work situations. Green is a harmonious shade emblematic of serenity. By incorporating these colors into your space through the use of fun décor, you may notice an obvious difference in your work ethic.
5. Hang a Board
Sometimes it’s the most unexpected details that infuse you with the next-level confidence that you need to get your work done each and every day. Consider hanging a dry erase or bulletin board above your desk. Fill it with inspirational quotes and photographs that draw on the subjects that most compel you to keep progressing in your career. Maybe it’s a scholar in your field or a beautiful image of your favorite travel spot. Whatever drives you belongs on that board.