Having an office space that’s bright, comfortable and welcoming may not be on the top of your priorities as a business owner, but it probably should be. Why? Because the brighter and more comfortable your office space is, the more comfortable, happy and yes productive your employees will be. That means they’ll work harder, there’ll be fewer issues, and they’ll be more likely to stick around and be loyal to your company for far longer.
Okay, so how exactly do you go about brightening up the office?
Call in the painters
If you want your office space to be brighter, more calming and easier for your employees to work in, call in the local commercial painting specialists and have them give the place a new coat of paint. Calming shades of whites, sky blues and nature-based greens are ideal for the office space, but if you really want to get it right, ask your employees for their input too.
Did you know that having lots of plants in your office space can have a hugely positive impact on your employees? Numerous studies have found that plants can help to reduce stress, boost productivity and clean up the air. Having one on every desk could really help your employees to stay physically and mentally well while doing the job even more effectively than before. Of course, they’ll also brighten the place up pretty well too.
Let there be (natural) Light
Using lamps and fluorescent light strips to illuminate your office is far from ideal. Natural light, if you have it, is a far better option because it has been shown time and time again that a lack of vitamin D can leave workers feeling tired, sluggish and depressed. So, make sure that you open up the blinds, place desks as near to windows as possible, and even install more windows if that’s a possibility.
You may also want to hang lots of mirrors because although they will not help with the vitamin D problem, they will reflect the light around also that the place feels brighter, and also give the illusion of more space in the office, which is never a bad thing.
Remove bulky furniture
Bulky desks, tables and chairs are no longer fashionable, and they are not really a good option if you’re looking to make the place bright and light for your employees. Minimalist furniture which is light, slimline and white or reflective in colour will look much better in your business premises. Just make sure that you choose furniture that is also ergonomically designed to give your employees as much bodily support as possible or you could see them needing to take more time off work for aches and pains or a drop in productivity for the same reason.
Works of art not only look good in the office, but they can stimulate creativity, improve productivity and make the workspace a mo0re inviting place to be. Every office should have its own art.
Brighten up your office space and you’ll be amazed by the changes you see in your business.