National Decorating Day, Madison & Co. Properties: Home Office Design to Help Boost Productivity

National Decorating Day is April 9th. We are all working from home for the time being and that means being productive isn’t always easy. Productivity is something that needs to be fostered and one of the best ways to do so is to create an environment that inspires and motivates you.

Below are 5 ideas of how to make the best of your working environment without leaving your home, while still supporting local businesses.

1. Create An Organized Desk Space

Your desk, whether you use it for education or work, is a space intended for being productive and simply “getting the job done”. Ideally this part of your office should be tidy and organized. One of the easiest ways to approach a clutter-free office, is purchasing stylish and useful organizers to place on your desk. Don’t have a big desk? Try purchasing a wall mounted organizer from Colorado Rustics! 

2. Maintain Social Distancing

Adding a few plants within your office space can do wonders. Research has shown that plants

improve air quality, health, mood, and productivity. However, not all plants will love to live in your workplace. To ensure you are choosing the right plants for your work space, try doing some quick research on what plants do best in your space or call up a local business like Nick’s Garden Center. They can answer any plant questions and deliver plants straight to your home.

3. Embrace Aromatherapy

A holistic healing treatment that uses natural plant extracts to promote health and well-being. It uses aromatic essential oils medicinally to improve the health of the body, mind, and spirit, enhancing both physical and emotional health. Aromatherapy is thought of as both an art and a science, and recently it has gained more recognition in the fields of science and medicine.

4. Don't Be Afraid Of Color

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to update your office is painting. Colors have a profound effect on us, and some are even well-known for their ability to spark creativity and boost productivity. According to Martha Stewart, these are some of the best colors for your home office and can easily be purchased online at your local Guiry's paint store.

5. Let There Be Light

With mandatory stay at home orders, the importance of good lighting in your work environment has never been more desired. Do you have a window in your office space? If so, move your desk as close to it as possible and take advantage of all the natural light. Natural lighting has been shown to increase concentration and focus. If you do not have windows or have limited light, try purchasing some floor or accent lamps. Companies like Urban Lights Denver offer a variety of lighting options and can deliver what you need straight to your home!

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