Is your office lacking inspiration? Do you feel unmotivated when it’s time to work? Then you’ve come to the right place; today I’m here to share with you 5 easy ways to bring inspiration and creativity to your workspace today!
If you want to spark creativity, then you might start with inspiring quotations. As Travis Bradberry explains, “surrounding yourself with quotes can help guide your decisions in life, work and love.” So include a few prints of your favorite quotes throughout your workspace and get inspired today!
Making more of the windows and natural light
Do not overlook the power of natural light to brighten up a room and inspire creativity. In recent years, studies have shown that well-lit “spaces with natural elements such as daylight and greenery can improve creativity and learning.” So draw back the drapes on those curtain rods and let in the light.
The use of color
As I’ve mentioned in the past, surrounding yourself with specific shades of color can help foster a creative office space. Time and time again, studies have shown that color can influence our emotions, and sparking your inspiration is no different.
According to a study by the University of British Columbia, surrounding yourself with blues were ideal for a creative office environment. Different shades of blue support better communication, trust, and efficiency. Combine that with blue’s natural calming abilities, and “it’s great for the workspace as it opens your mind to new ideas.”
If blue is not your style, the University of Munich discovered that green also contributes to creative inspiration. According to the head of the research team, Stephanie Lichtenfeld, even just a glimpse of green could trigger “the type of pure, open (mental) processing required to do well on creativity tasks.”
Comfort is key
You spend around 8 hours a day in this space, so you better make sure you’re comfortable! Invest in a supportive office chair, a desk where you can spread out, and good lighting for cloudy days. I’m telling you, comfort is key for my productivity levels, and I have a feeling you’ll feel the same way.
Creating the right atmosphere and ambiance
Finally, you need to think about the room’s general atmosphere… the right hygge factor, if you will. Surround yourself with a few simple. comforting items that bring you warmth. Candles, a favorite picture, a specific desk lamp that leaves just the right pool of light, they can all play a big role in sparking inspiration.
And there you have it! 5 ways to boost inspiration in your office. Give them a try and let me know which ones work best for you!