Leaving the comfort of your home and going to the office can break your heart, especially during those cold winter days. Honestly, skipping a day at the office seems like a perfect idea when the cosiness of your home is more appealing. But, did you know that you can create a home atmosphere in your office as well? All you will ever need are just a couple of quick touches.
Not only will your office look more comfortable and approachable through hospitality offerings and warm designs, but the atmosphere will match the aesthetics of your office equally. Even though your office will never be your home, you can always make it feel like one, so we have prepared some tips on how to make your office even more comfortable.
Tips to make an office more comfortable
Keep cosy elements by your side
The easiest way to make your office feel like home is to bring some items from your home to the office. Simply bringing a warm and cute blanket and a pair of socks ideal for the workplace will make you feel at home, especially during those chilly winter days. Not only will your comfort be brought to another level when having a blanket casually hanging over a chair or couch, or cutely folded in the basket, but it will make your space look homier. Another thing you can grab and bring into the office is your favourite cushions and casually spread them over your office sofa. Your workplace will indeed feel more like home when you have a piece of home in it.
Find the smell that will make you feel warmer
It is scientifically proven that smells have the leverage to make us connect space and atmosphere. Whether it is your favourite diffusing oil or a candle, a nice smell can change your mood completely and make your office more hospitable. Fun fact! Did you know that smell is among the strongest senses and it has a great ability to influence your brain’s activity? So, buying yourself a favourite scent will not only make you feel more at home and contribute to the warmth of your working atmosphere but will also make you more productive during your workdays. Having a pleasant smell in your office is practically a win-win.
Accent rug will soften the room
Adding a rug to your office will immediately make the space much softer and warmer, giving it a homey feeling. If you have a coloured piece of furniture such as a chair or couch, you should consider an accent rug coloured in some lighter, neutral colours so it can naturally blend into the space. On the contrary, if your furniture is coloured in lighter and calmer shades, it would be better to add an accent rug in warmer and bolder shades so it can brighten your space and make it cosier.
Your office is the place where you make your magic work. But, sometimes, no matter how much you like doing your job, you just feel unmotivated to proceed. In those moments, you just want something to pick you up, and encouraging words have that leverage for sure. Putting your favourite motivational quote or piece of art in the frame and on full display will help you remember what you are fighting for and will give a different vibe to the overall space.
You cannot go wrong with live greenery
Add plants! You know that live plants are the best way to make your space feel fresher and will give the space some character. However, if you have trouble keeping your plants alive, it is not a big deal to do some research and find low-maintenance plants. In essence, almost all indoor plants demand little attention. Yet, they will be lusher and greener if you give them some love. Plants will make your office feel like home, just as they do with your own house.
Make your office a part of your own personality
At the end of the day, your office is a reflection of your own personality and character, so you should try to personalise it as much as possible. You can do this in so many different ways. Consider bringing a couple of items from your home, such as photos of your favourite things, family or pet photos, or even icons.
Just by incorporating a couple of the previously mentioned suggestions, you will make your space look and feel homey. Besides, it does not take long or too much to completely reorganise your office and make it an extended part of your personality and your own statement.
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