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Here Are Ways to Refurbish Your Office Without Going Too Heavy on the Pocket

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Researchers say your environment has an impact upon your mood, creativity and productivity. Imagine coming home to a dirty kitchen with plates piled up in the sink. What could be a bigger turn-off? On the other hand, a sunny winter day with slow wind tends to bring out crowds to local parks. It is always essential to understand how your environment is making you feel and what action can be taken to improve it. For example, strong colors and bright lights often have an adverse psychological impact on an individual. That is why it is necessary to cultivate an environment that is warm, soothing and conducive to productive labour. And where is that more important than in the office? But that doesn’t mean you need to dent your budget in the office renovations. Here’s how. 

Smells good!

If you work with someone who wears a really nice perfume, you’ll often find yourself inhaling after they pass a hallway. It is tried and tested that good smells reduce stress and helps the mind work more effectively. If your office smells good, you will remain in a great mood. Lucky for you, a good air freshener is actually very cheap. It costs a couple of dollars at your local drugstore. Lavender and lilies are often great scents. But if you have a garden at home, you can always cut some fresh flowers and put them in a clear vase on a desk, and take in the beautiful fragrance as you work.

Personalize it 

Remember, when everyone used to wrap notebooks in colored paper at the beginning of the school year? Even better, you added stickers of your favorite cartoons to the notebook. Well, you’re too old for stickers now. But other personal elements will be a great addition. A millennial favorite is taping workplace memes to a soft-board to laugh at and make the clock go faster. If you have any work-related achievements to show off, you can hang frames across the room. It also won’t hurt to keep a picture of a loved one at your desk as a stress reliever on a, particularly hectic day. This will make your office space personal and lived-in.

Throw away the bulk 

According to consultants at Huddle Space, the office furniture experts, bulky furniture is a big no. If you have a sagging old sofa, it’s better to throw it out and replace it with minimalistic chairs and a coffee table. In case you’re finding it difficult to envisage new furniture in your room, you can get in touch with a consultant from Huddle Space for office furniture in Manchester and plan your attractive new office.

Paint job

Remember how your house looked new every summer after your parents refreshed the paint job? Well, paint can cost nothing though there is some effort required to use it. You can play around with colors and have a statement wall with framed artwork. Your coworkers won’t know what hit them when they walk in! 

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Nia Noelle is a veteran multi-media professional and an associate writer from IL Moda PR. She has her own scholarship that is given annually to an aspiring journalist called the Nia Noelle Scholarship. Nia Noelle is an Executive Board Member for CMH Fashion Week and recently started her own line of accessories called Elleon. Follow her on Instagram: @Nia_Noelle or Twitter @NiaNoellle, or see her (nianoelle.com) for more information.

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