With all the stress that comes with working at home, you probably want to make your office as relaxing as possible. By implementing these 8 ideas, you’ll be able to create a space where you feel comfortable and productive.
Use Calming Natural Fragrances
Use natural fragrances. Natural fragrances are often derived from real flowers and other plants, rather than synthetic chemicals. They’re also less likely to cause irritation or allergic reactions. Plus, some have aromatherapy applications and can help your body physiologically feel less stressed. This can benefit you when you are working on deadlines and challenging work projects from home. You can find reed diffusers for your home and home office and even get a reed diffuser refill so you can easily change out the fragrances as you want. Other ways to add scent to your office include using candles and room sprays.
Put Plants in Your Office
Add some greenery. Plants have the ability to clean the air and help you relax, focus, and de-stress. They provide a living, moving focal point for your workspace. You can use flowers, greenery, and more to add lush, relaxing plants. Don’t be afraid of color either. The fun part about flowers is that you can always use them to add beauty to a room.
Add a Cozy Throw Blanket
Most of us don’t have the luxury of an office with a couch and a fireplace, but it doesn’t mean you can’t make your home office feel more relaxing. One simple way to do this is by adding a cozy throw blanket to your desk chair. As with any blanket, choosing one that’s soft is important. The best option would be one that is both cozy and comfortable at the same time—you want it to be snuggly enough to keep you warm but still let you sit up straight. To ensure that it also looks good, find a pattern or texture that matches your office décor or overall home décor.
Revamp Your Furniture
The first step to getting your office space in order is figuring out what furniture you need and what furniture you can get rid of. If you’ve got a large desk that’s taking up more space than it needs to, consider downsizing or replacing it with something smaller. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different types of tables, including ones that have drawers for storing office supplies underneath them. Having the right furniture in a space can help it feel relaxing instead of overwhelming.
Create an Ambiance with Candles
Natural lighting through a window or even candlelight has an effect on the brain. This effect can impact the mood in a positive way. Putting some candles in your home office can give your space a homey feeling which can help you be more productive and less distracted.
Pick Out a Mood-Lifting Paint Color
Choose a paint color that makes you feel happy. Some people love yellow while others feel joy about a deep hunter green. You should, first of all, think about colors that you love whether others enjoy them or not. The next thing to consider is what colors help you feel productive. Some colors have the impact of energizing and helping you focus while others elicit a calm response in your body. Choosing the right color for you means picking something that creates the right mood. You can also choose a color that makes you feel creative.
Tidy Up Your Space
If you want to make your home office feel more relaxed, it’s important to keep the space clean and organized. This goes for everything from your desk to your storage areas. A messy desk can be stressful because it makes you feel like there’s too much on your plate. Organizing and cleaning up will help eliminate stress by helping you get into a zen-like mindset where everything is in its place and nothing is out of control.
Get Creative with Art and Wallpaper
Adding art and wallpaper to your office can offer a relaxing feel as well. Decorating your home office is as important as decorating the rest of the house. These little touches can make it feel more like you, and give you the motivation you need to get work done in your office space.