What does your business image say about
you? Does your office environment support your desire
to succeed, or do you feel drained and exhausted at
the end of the day? Your office is where you develop
and implement your plan for success, so make sure it
projects a dynamic image and serves as a means to achieve
Whether you work from home or have a business office, your workspace sends
a very powerful message to others. Your work environment affects your energy,
your happiness and your creativity. It either supports or weakens your outcome
for success. Several hours a week are spent in your office, so it’s no
surprise the huge impact it plays on your attitude.
One of the most overlooked aspects in the workspace is how you feel while you’re
there. We all draw energy from our environments. We breathe in and process
the effects, passing on this energy to others - our family - our friends -
our business associates. Your level of success is influenced by the environment
in your business world, specifically your office. By balancing the energy and
creating a well-designed, decorated and organized office you can easily boost
your prosperity and success.
The key to decorating your office is achieving that perfect blend of professional
and personal style. You want your office décor to project a business
image that represents the company yet incorporates your own style, personality
and details. Make it a pleasing environment that will nurture, motivate and
create a sense of well being. If you design your office to reflect your individuality
it will increase your effectiveness, productivity and ability to focus while
you’re there. This is especially true for people who work from home.
You are the only one who can keep yourself motivated, so make sure your office
is a wonderful place to be.
Start with your desk. It should function easily and be clear of clutter, disorganization
and messy piles of paper. The appearance of your desk and office send a clear
message to clients and associates about your professionalism and your ability
to handle their needs. Organizing your workspace can be a challenge, but you’ll
enjoy increased energy and creativity if you pay attention to this important
detail. If possible, position your desk so it faces the door. Natural light
elevates your mood and should also be considered when setting up a home or
Your office space should be comfortable
and functional and suggest to others who you are and
what you like. Decorate with things you love. Select
items that compliment your style and characterize your
taste. A fun way to personalize your office is to reveal
your passions by highlighting an interest, a hobby
or a theme. Hang framed degrees, business awards or
community service certificates together in one area.
Don’t limit the art to just paintings. Consider
sculptures or tasteful pieces of art displayed on pedestals
or showcased in a beautiful bookcase. The positive
results of designing a workspace to be just the way
you want it will shift your energy and affect every
aspect of your business.
Applying color to the walls will brighten your spirit and make your space more
personal. Even painting just one wall can provide impact and bring vitality
to your office.An area rug is a nice touch and adds warmth and visual interest.
It can draw several items together to make a room feel coordinated. If your
space allows, add an overstuffed chair or sofa for a comfortable invitation
Plants enhance any workspace and create a stylish touch. Interior plants, trees
or flowers improve your mood and bring nature’s beauty indoors. Place
a large plant in an empty corner, arrange a cluster of flowers for your desk
or set a wicker basket of greenery on a side table for decorative touches that
add warmth and atmosphere.
Office decorating is a gratifying contribution to your authentic expression.
It makes your time indoors a little more stimulating and pleasant. You will
never regret the results - an enjoyable, stress-free environment that supports
your prosperity, well being and success.
Diana is a new resident to Southwest
California. She specializes in interior arrangement,
room design makeovers, color consultations and relocation
services. She has been assisting clients since 1986
and can be reached by phone at (951) 202-7859 or e-mail
at email@example.com. Or, visit her Web site at
www.foxinteriors.biz.**OFFICE DECORATING TIPS·Add
a personal touch with framed pictures of family and
friends.·An aquarium is a fun conversation piece.
It’s the perfect stress reliever for you and
a great conversation starter for your clients and guests.·Two
soothing elements to add to your office are music and
water. Invest in a small tabletop fountain for a calming
background and a stereo for relaxed sounds of music.