Just because you’re at work doesn’t mean you should miss the comforts of home. If you have your own office space you can decorate yourself, why not cozy it up? Not only are you personalizing your space, you are providing your own serotonin boost, helping to keep you motivated and productive through a day at work. Here are four office essentials that will make your office as cozy as your home.
A Scent Diffuser or Scented Candle
Aromatherapy can be a powerful tool for focusing and relaxing the mind. If your office allows you to utilize airborne scents, consider choosing a mild fragrance that reminds you of your favorite homebound activities. Scents like fresh laundry, sugar cookies, or eucalyptus are some examples to get you started.
Like aromatherapy, plants have a soothing effect on the mind and disposition. For the office, choose a low-maintenance plant that thrives with occasional watering and natural light, like a snake plant or a pothos plant. Or go completely no-maintenance with an attractive faux plant. To get the most out of your office greenery, place them near your eye line or peripheral vision so you are constantly in the company of your plants. If your office allows it, consider hanging plants in macramé holders for double the coziness.
Glass Chair Mats
Glass chair mats are the sturdier, more attractive cousins of plastic chair mats. One benefit of glass over plastic is the smoother, harder surface. Instead of dull, pliable plastic, glass provides the same support as the most luxe flooring materials. When shopping for glass chairmats, look for one with beveled edges, which allows you to roll seamlessly from the mat to the floor and back again.
Instead of surrounding yourself with blank, drab walls, personalize them with energizing, inspiring wall art. Natural vistas, movie posters, funny quotes, or personal photos are some examples you might consider. You can also add a whiteboard or corkboard, allowing you to change up the look of your walls as often as you wish.
You spend most of your day at work, so why not make it comfortable for yourself? Try these ideas to keep homesickness at bay and make your workstation feel a little bit cozier.