3 Office Design Tips for Unleashing Creativity
The past year has forced us all to get a little creative, which means your office situation likely looks different than it did in the past. Perhaps the physical setup of your workstation has changed. Or maybe your home and your office are now one and the same.
Adjusting to a new space can be difficult, which can detract from your creativity, productivity, and overall well-being. At ZGO Solutions, we’re in the business of creating office furniture solutions that are designed to inspire you — which, in turn, inspires your work.
Whether you’re working from corporate or from your couch, here are our top three creative office design tips to elevate your space to make it work for you.
1. Brighten Up Your Space
Brightness in the workplace is mentally stimulating, which can assist in reducing stress. We’re not suggesting installing blinding fluorescent light fixtures, but it’s no secret that dim lighting can make us feel sluggish and sleepy. To get the most out of your lighting, make it as natural as possible. Position your workspace by a window to get as much sunlight (and Vitamin D!) as you can. If you don’t have a window in your space, cool and white lights are the next best thing to natural lighting.
Brightening your space doesn’t stop at just the lighting. It includes what you add into your space as well. Use color theory to add pops of color to your workspace that help to inspire and energize you. Experts also suggest brightening your space by bringing the outside in. As Forbes notes, “…connecting with nature is essential to our well-being and our ability to be productive.”
Additionally, including live plants and other touches of nature into your office space is an important part of Scandinavian design, from which ZGO Solutions is rooted and draws inspiration, and can brighten our office and your mood!
2. Simplify Your Space
Clutter and chaos in the workplace can lead to stress and unproductivity. There’s nothing productive about sorting through piles that have accumulated on and around your desk. Simplifying your space, both in function and fashion, can bring Zen: the crossroad of balance and calm that is ingrained in the ZGO Solutions philosophy.
Create storage solutions that reduce your clutter and enable you to find what you need quickly. No one wants to be overwhelmed as soon as they enter their office space. Sticking to a consistent color palette and adding decorative elements that contribute to a cohesive feel can make the space pleasing to the eye and help with organization. Make sure that you don’t go too far and end up with more clutter than you had to begin with.
Strive for simplicity in each element of your space — from the office furniture you select to how you store your documents — and your entire space will instill a balance and calm that will be reflected in how you work (and the work you produce).
3. Create a Layout that Works for Your Needs
What you need in a workplace is unique to you. The specific demands of your job and your personal preferences dictate that workplace setup should never be a one-size-fits-all approach. Ask yourself what you need to be successful at your job. Don’t forget to consider important aspects — including how much space you’ll need, the type of workspace you’ll need (traditional desk, standing desk, larger table, etc.), and the ergonomics of your space.
Personalizing your workspace enables you to create a comfortable space where you can work the way you work best. Don’t limit yourself to one type of space. If you’d work best with one spot for the creativity to flow and a separate spot to put your head down and get work done, curate multiple areas or make your workspace multifunctional to meet your variety of needs.
ZGO Solutions Inspires Creativity
With the right balance of brightness, simplicity, and a personalized layout, your workspace can work for you — instead of adding stress or chaos to your day-to-day. Take some time to consider your ideal office space, and discover how ZGO Solutions can help make it happen. Between our flexible workspace solutions that enable creative work, our intentional design focus on simplicity and brightness, and expansive color palettes, we know we have a solution for you.
Creative office design is at the heart of ZGO Solutions. Founded by a Danish visionary and a Chinese engineer, the Scandinavian design principles of beauty, simplicity, and functionality — and the peaceful and harmonious elements of Chinese culture — are deeply ingrained in our workspace solutions. When your workspace is personalized for the way you work best, there is room for your creativity to flow, positively impacting your productivity and overall well-being.
If you’re ready to create your dream workspace, contact us to get started!