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Little office decoration tips to boost productivity

There’s nothing quite like a fresh lick of paint every now and again. Whether you’re decorating your office for the first time, or are giving it a new lease of life, there are many great and cost effective tips to look for during the planning stages.

With this in mind, here are our top tips for making the most of your next office decoration that will boost both employee morale and productivity:

Little office decoration tips to boost productivity

Maximise natural lighting

Getting most out of natural light is a great way to help boost employee morale and lesson eye strain. In fact, studies have even shown that an increase in natural light can improve workplace performance.

Although not every business is going to be able to knock down a wall or make its windows physically larger, there are a range of solutions to get the most out of natural light:

Consider adjustable desks and chairs

There’s nothing quite as bad as having to sit all day and constantly adjust your chair, table, or computer screen.

Having to do so not only makes employees restless, but it reduces productivity and morale throughout an organisation.

Ideally, a person’s eyes should be 24-36 inches from a computer screen, with the top of the monitor being just below eye level.

A slightly reclined posture is also best to reduce pressure on the spine and lower any lower back pain.

With this in mind, serve employees with adjustable chairs and desks during the redecoration.

Offices at Google and Just Eat offer employees standing desks for if they prefer to stand during the day, and it’s a theme that’s catching on at smaller companies too.

Bring the outside inside

There’s nothing quite like having a little bit of nature in your office on a gloomy day, and a study conducted in 2014 found that plants in offices also help to boost moods and productivity.

Chris Knight at Exeter University spoke about his findings and said: “What was important was that everybody could see a plant from their desk. If you are working in an environment where there's something to get you psychologically engaged you are happier and you work better.”

Office plants are also great for purifying the air and getting rid of airborne pollutants, which is especially handy if your office happens to be in the city or a busy part of town.

Another bonus about having office plants as part of your decoration plan is of course the fact that they cost so little compared with the great benefits that they provide.

If you’re interested in having office plants at work, here is an interesting list of some of the most popular and beneficial office plants to have around.

If you want any advice about decorating your office, or are interested in having a glass wall or partition installed in your workplace, speak to one of our team today.

Little office decoration tips to boost productivity