Tips to Make Your Office Feel Like Home

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Make your office your home away from home.

Most people spend many hours of their day in an office setting. As comfortable as your desk chair may be, it still isn’t as comfortable as your favorite recliner. As innovative as the technology in your office may be, it’s still not your laptop at home that you use to play games with or surf the web. It’s important to be in a space that makes you feel productive, creative, and comfortable. Follow these tips to bring some of the comforts of home into your professional workspace.

Start with The Furniture

Hard office chairs are the first indicators that you have left home and are officially at work for the day. Many people spend most of the day in front of computer screens in seated positions. While there are office accessories that allow you to raise your workstation to a standing position, it’s important that when your legs get tired, you have a seat that is both comfortable and will promote productivity. Some businesses have adopted areas on the floor that allows their employees to step away from the traditional desk setting and take their work-issued laptop to a space that features armchairs or even couches. These are elements that you have at home that will enhance comfort and increase collaboration between all of your employees.

Consider Color

At home, a place where many employees show off their creativity and style is with their choices in paint colors. On the other hand, many offices stick with white to cover all the walls and ceilings. This is an abrupt difference that could make the workplace feel sterile and devoid of personality. Neutral tones offer a great opportunity to bring color into the space. They aren’t jarring and will complement virtually every other color in the office, including artwork and furniture. You could also incorporate the colors in your company’s logo and branding, which could act as a subtle reminder to employees of the company philosophies and principles.   

Office Pets

At first, this tip may sound like a stretch, but having a small office pet that all your employees take care of and look after will make the workplace feel more like home. Since many of them may be animal owners themselves, a fish tank, turtle, hermit crab, or hamster will not only boost morale but give people something else to look forward to when they leave home. Implement a schedule so that everyone knows when the office pet has been fed or if the task still needs to be completed. Plants would also be a great option.

Let Edwards & Hill Help You Feel Comfortable In The Office

Furniture can determine mood in more ways than you might initially suspect. Need help choosing the right commercial furniture for your office space? Edwards & Hill can help you plan and install. Edwards and Hill is a leading office furniture supply and installation firm, able to install one cubicle with its applicable furnishings and computer hardware, yet equally adept at installing hundreds of cubicles, performing office relocation and reconfiguration services, including workstations, multiple offices, chairs, filing cabinets, and more. If you’re interested in talking to a professional about any of our services contact us at 301-317-4250.

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