No matter how hard we work, or how talented we are, there are moments in life that our work and our efficiency is tested by simple things like our work environment. While we are sure most of us will prefer having large and spacious offices to work in, the sad truth is that not most of us get it. But that’s alright; we can definitely adjust and adapt. If the space of your office is the cause of your troubles, then we might be able to help you out. Here are a few major tips that help you (and anyone else who enters it) feel like it’s larger than it actually is.
Bring in the natural light
Natural light can make a lot of things better; including tight spaces. If your office has windows, make use of them. Select your blinds with care. If it gives you an ideal privacy, but cuts off too much of the sunlight, you might want to consider getting it replaced. Blinds are fairly affordable and easy to find almost anywhere locally. But if you can’t find what you’re looking for locally, opt to buy blinds online.
Choose your office furniture with care
It’s very important that you pay attention when you’re buying your office furniture (or requesting for it). Try and have only the necessary number of chairs in your office. Select furniture that won’t make your room appear small; in this case, bigger does not mean better. Go for designs that include glass panes to give the illusion of free space. If possible, select open shelves rather than filing cabinets. You can find these along with timber venetian blinds.
Be mindful of the colors and the decorations
Colors can play a huge part in making your office appear bigger than it is. To get the best results, try to choose light and cooling colors. Your walls, the floors, the color of your furniture even the color of your blinds need to be taken into consideration. If you entertain clients often, and have to have a sofa in your office for that purpose, remember to choose it in a light colored too. If necessary, you can add in a splash of dark through the throw pillows.
Make is a clutter free place
More often than not, having a too small office might make finding things a little difficult. This, without a doubt, will have an ill effect on your work efficiency. Be organized and try to keep your office tidy at every moment. Clear out your desk top (not the one in your computer—though that too can benefit from an occasional cleaning!) every afternoon, once you’re done with your work day. Opt for computerized “filing” when possible. At the very least, dedicate one day each month to clear out the clutter and the unnecessary.