A comfortable and stylish workspace can improve both your productivity and your mood. That’s why it’s important to carve out a home workstation that’s inspiring and energizing at the same time.
To help make your home office more stimulating—and streamlined—we gathered five workspace essentials that can boost productivity. From task lighting to houseplants, read ahead for 5 easy ways to transform your home office into the stylish and savvy space it deserves to be.
1. A wall color to help you focus.
Make no mistake about it: paint color can make or break the ambience of your home workspace. Opt for a cash-colored hue like Money Moves, since green is said to help boost concentration and clarity.
2. A houseplant.
A little greenery can go a long way in your home office. Along with purifying the air around your desk (some plant leaves can absorb airborne pollutants and release fresh oxygen), studies show that simply looking at a houseplant—such as spider plants and succulents—throughout the day can improve your mood and in turn, increase productivity.
3. Task lighting.
Whether it’s with a shapely table lamp or sleek wall sconce, any interior designer will tell you the same thing: lighting is one of the most important aspects of a productive workspace.
4. A revitalizing beverage—in your lucky mug.
Even if you’re not a coffee drinker, sometimes breaking away from an assignment to enjoy a refreshing drink is all you need to feel rejuvenated. And whether you indulge in caffeine-free green tea or a fresh can of peach La Croix, drinking out of an adorable mug makes it all the more uplifting.
5. Wall décor.
No room for a proper mood board in your tiny home office? No worries. Whether you hang up a colorful piece of artwork or a chic mirror, decorating the area around your desk with stylish wall décor is an easy way to elevate your workspace—and stay inspired throughout the day.