When you walk into your office space, what do you see? Are you confronted with a blank slate of a desk or a disaster zone with paperwork strewn all over? Your cubicle needs a little love, too, because after all it can be a reflection of your personality, style, and even state of mind. You’ll want a space that serves as an extension of yourself and as motivation to be productive. Whether you need to dress up an empty area or spruce up a cluttered table, allow us to show you different ways to design your workspace in a creative yet functional way.
Pick a colour scheme that suits your taste and stick to it when you curate the décors. You can go with a monochromatic palette for a uniform look, or you can switch it up by employing complementary colours. Certain colours like blue and green—two of the most common hues in nature— promotes focus and wellbeing, which is key to productivity.
Neat freaks will appreciate the minimalistic approach to office desk design. You only need to put the bare essentials: a desktop computer or laptop, a notepad or notebook, a pen, a lamp, and maybe a tray for urgent paperwork.
If your table is wooden, you can easily go for an organic theme. Decorate using some tabletop plants like cacti, bonsai, succulents, and aloe, or fresh flowers, just make sure you keep them fresh so as not to attract pests. Also, use colours that evoke nature for your other décor for the complete thematic look.
Productivity is dependent on creativity, and what better way to inspire this but through art? Hang up portraits, stack up some books, or create your own collage on your corkboard.
Another way to inspire productivity is making goals and objectives visual. Create your own visual board and hang it on your wall so you can always view it. Also, decorate your area with things that inspire you—be it travel snapshots, important personalities, or even your loved ones—and you’ll get that extra jolt of motivation at work.