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Published On: Tue, Jul 17th, 2018

Easy Ways to Brighten up Your Office

When you think about objects that you would find in every office, you usually think of staplers, papers, pens, a computer, a phone, a shredder and maybe even a coffee maker. Of course, these are the obvious, strictly work related choices. What I want to talk about is things you need in your office to make you and your clients feel better, to make it a pleasant place to work.

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What easy steps can you take to brighten up your work environment without spending a fortune in doing so?

First of all, you need to be clear about the style that you want to go for. This can vary greatly from the most minimalistic features to creating a warm and home-like office. In any case, there are certain things that can help you achieve a personal and welcoming feel to your office.

Rugs and carpets

Although wooden floors look very professional, it does not mean that they have to be left plain and simple. A rug in your office creates the impression of a friendly place. This atmosphere will be certainly beneficial, as clients will be more at ease even when discussing the most serious business issues and employees will enjoy coming to your office to spend their working days. The style of your rug is entirely up to you: it can be a plain black and white rug that would suit a simple and elegant décor style, it can also be a more cosy and homey rug, a bigger one with large patterns that would create a friendly and comfortable atmosphere, or you can be safe and go for something in the middle. Whatever the choice that you make, you cannot go wrong with a rug. And don’t bother with cheap Ikea ones – they create the wrong impression. There is a vintage rug shop called Doris Leslie Bla in New York, which will blow you away.

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Get a plant

If you would like to create a healthy looking environment in your office, the best way to do this is with one or more tastefully chosen plants. These can vary in size and type, from a small pot of flowers on your desk or windowsill to a larger palm that you can place in one of the corners of your office. Real plants will not only give a comfortable and pleasant impression of you and your office, but they are also great in cleaning the air around you. When choosing a plant for your office you should be careful with your choice and not pick a very strong scented one – look out for a few types of lilies – as they can be disturbing and even dangerous in some cases. If you do take the plunge and purchase an office plant, you should probably go for something that requires minimal care, as you will hopefully have better uses for your time whilst in the office!

 

Author: Nataliya Stefanus

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