There’s No Place Like Home: Turning your Workspace into a Homely Environment

With an abundance of tasks to get done and an ever-growing pile of paperwork to be completed, it’s not uncommon for you to feel like you need an inspiring workspace to get that motivation chugging. When a majority of us spend more time in the office than we do at home, we’re inclined to desire a space that allows us to feel comfortable, at ease and, ultimately, at home.

Bringing a home-inspired interior design concept to the office means knowing the ins and outs of what exactly describes “comfort” and “homeliness” in the first place. Fortunately, there are a few basics that any office-dweller can follow, in order to turn a bland work environment into a homely, creatively focused environment.

Go Cosy With Couches

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While some of us might find ourselves taking five to lounge about on our lunch break on soft, plush couches, others may also find it to be a helpful space to spark brainstorming sessions and productive conversations. Sometimes, sitting at a roundtable in a white-walled meeting room is exactly where a team shouldn’t be. In order to ensure the right work is being done, add a few couches around the office to create a corner of comfort where colleagues can meet for work-related sessions that motivate, rather than drain. This option is also great for productivity and freeing up meeting rooms and making use of available space.

An Apple a Day

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Ensuring there is a consistently replenished pile of fruit and healthy snacks for employees to access means eliminating those often-unsightly vending machines from the office. It also means giving employees a reason to eat clean, promoting wellbeing and decreasing the chance that they’ll head outside the office to find something to nibble on – it’s a win-win. For interior design, it also gives any workspace a touch of home, helping staff to feel like there’s a relatable, familiar environment around them.

Those good old coffee table books

You’ve probably got them at home, so why not opt for them in the office, too? Stack a pile of notable titles in common areas. These are perfect for bringing out colour in the place and giving a living room appeal to certain areas (they’re also great on the off chance that someone might fancy reading them, too).

Add a Little Greenery

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Nothing says “home” more than a few little plants around the place. Increase the air quality in the space, all the while adding a hint of colour and liveliness to lift spirits. Inexpensive and effortless, plants give a distinct touch of comfort in any environment. Opt for cacti or succulents, if you’re not so much of a green thumb.

Adding a few simple touches that you’d find in your home can transform the space you work in. Turning a dull workspace into a homely environment doesn’t need to be a challenge – just think about what gives you that sense of comfort when you are in the comfort of your own home, then bring those design aspects to work.