Spending all day at work staring at a computer screen can be boring, especially if your surroundings leave you feeling less that invigorated. Customising your space is a great way to keep your brain feeling creatively stimulated and productive, so don’t forget to take care of your own office space.
If you’re lucky enough to work from home then you can inject a little office chic into your personal space with the help of the Danish homeware brand GEJST, which will help offer clearly defined boundaries and stop you from setting up shop on the living room sofa.
If you work in your company headquarters then there are still plenty of little touches you can introduce to your corporate environment, ensuring that you feel inspired and productive whilst you get on with the job at hand.
1. Clear the clutter
Storage should be the number one priority in your office, as an organised space will help you feel calm and ready to create your best work. Start by filing old paperwork, removing outdated artwork and rehoming any furniture which isn’t to your tastes. Once you have all the non-essential items stored away you can decide what items need to be on hand at all times e.g staplers, pens, notebooks.
We think the best way to store these everyday items is off your desk and in these FLEX boxes from Gejst which attach to the wall via the FLEX rail, using a powerful magnet to keep everything in place. You can then customise the rail with extras like hooks and trays to house all your essentials in a no-fuss sleek and modern storage system.
2. Get visual
Studies show that visualising your goals and having them clearly on show will help you stay focused and reach them quicker. To help with this, have some sort of reminder on your wall about what you’re working towards and clip it to this quirky mesh industrial noticeboard. This could be a postcard for a big trip you’re planning, wedding inspiration or even pictures of your target customer to remind you of all the people you are helping.
A wall planner will help you break down mammoth tasks into smaller chunks which can be slotted in day by day, helping you create a traceable path to success. We love this Botanical Wall Planner which will add a bit of life to an empty space.
3. Make breaks essential
If you work from home then it can be tempting to work through lunch and forget to take regular breaks. If that sounds like you then we’ve got the perfect solution – your very own coffee station!
Simply arrange your items in one corner such as a selection of coffee, teas, syrups, biscuits, condiments along with your favourite mug to make break time feel like a luxury. Keep the space organised with this FLEX filter holder and don’t forget to write the daily specials or a motivational quote on this cute blackboard.
4. Get comfortable
Having a comfortable chair at work can be the difference between a great day and a terrible one, not to mention potential back issues if you pick the wrong one. The Independent recommend the
Herman Miller Sayl as the best one on the market, so good that it’s used by the British School of Osteopathy for their training centre. It combines industry leading ergonomic design with a great price and offers full adjustability and lumbar support to keep you feeling at your best.
Kikki K personal planners are the best way to stay organised at your desk and on the go. They come in a variety of colours like this Lilac one which has an 18 month calendar, handy tabs and is fully customisable. You can even add your own initials with their Monogramming service to create a unique look to this invaluable (and cute) planner which will help you keep on top of your to-do list.
In our opinion The finishing touch to any office should be some carefully selected greenery, and we love this succulent starter kit from Crocus which you can buy for less that £20. If you’re not ready to commit to real plants then Bloom also offer a great selection of convincing fake flower arrangements, like these eye-catching bright red poppies.