It can be hard to claim your sense of individuality when you work in an office. You could be one of hundreds of employees just in your own department and feel lost. This can cause burnout to set in quickly, especially when you deal with constant deadlines and possible conflicts with co-workers and managers. Adding some color to your work space can make more of a difference than you realize.
Adding Color Can Make You a Better Employee
Sitting in an unispiring work space can depress anyone, but your mood can really go south when it’s drab and gray. As an interior decorator, Shelly David understands the effect that colors have on people. For example, light blue tends to have a calming effect while a bold red helps people pay attention to detail so they can be energized and creative.
If you’re self-employed, try to create a private office for yourself with a view to the outside and plenty of color. Even if the rest of the work space is highly professional, you need an office of your own to get work done and take a break from the pressure of running a business. See what you can to do maximize views and provide oppotunities to look outside. Even if it’s a busy city scene out there, taking a mental break for a few seconds to look out the window can refresh you.
Make Your Work Space Reflect Who You Are
Although you might not have complete control over the appearance of your work space, take any chance you have to make it your own. Consider adding a painting with vibrant color or a long-lasting plant to your work space. Both can elevate your mood in addition to increase your productivity.
We also encourage you to personalize your work space in any way you can. Pictures of children or pets, awards, degrees, and travel inspiration that make you smile can all have a positive effect on your well-being at work. Seeing a constant reminder of your past accomplishments can even push you to want to succeed more in the future.
CIH Design offers interior design consultation and installation for all types of commercial clients. Whether you operate a one-person business or want to give your employees a more attractive place to work, please contact us today to start brainstorming ideas.