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3 Office Decoration Tips: Color, Cubicles and Decorative Elements

A lot of people get very excited about doing up the interiors of their homes, yet leave their office space untouched. However, if you come to think about it, people actually spend more time at work than they do at home.  Let’s say you work a 9-5 job, that’s already 8 hours in an office. And assuming that you sleep 8 hours, that gives you about 7 hours a day to spend at home.  And you might not even spend all that time at home because you’re probably out running errands or spending time with friends.  So either way you look at it, you’re spending more time in the office than at home.  Doesn’t it make sense to put at least as much effort into decorating your office?  Here are a few tips:

  1. Color.  The color of your office sets the mood.  Many people believe that offices should be a neutral shade of cream or beige, but this is as boring for your clients as it is for your employees!  If you still believe that almost everything needs to be neutral, at least add a few splashes of color with artwork or vases/knickknacks.  If you’re a little more experimental, you could try painting one of the walls a different, brighter color.  And if you work in a hip, trendy field like advertising, you could probably get away with painting your entire office yellow!  However, for most of us, it’s probably a good idea to keep professionalism in mind at the same time as we try to create a good atmosphere to work in.
  2. Creating Space with Cubicles.  People think better when they have more space to work in.  Unfortunately, rents are usually quite high and you can’t give everyone their own office.  You can give them a spacious cubicle with enough space for a desk, a comfortable chair and anything else they might need for work.  Using light colors and letting in a lot of natural light also helps to create the illusion of space and makes for happier employees.
  3. Decorative elements.  Every office should have some decorative elements i.e., those things which you don’t absolutely need to have but that are just nice to look at.  You can encourage employees to do up their own cubicles with personal effects like photos, souvenirs etc.  Once again, this is where we spend the majority of our time, so it makes sense that it should reflect our personal taste.

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