4 Ideas For Bringing More Nature Into Your Office Space
If you have been spending more time than you’d like in your indoor office space, it might be time to consider bringing the outdoors in. Research conducted on the topic has found that by bringing nature into the workplace, you can often help reduce stress and increase the focus and creativity of your team. Additionally, research has found that employees general well-being improves when they have more access to nature in their office spaces. These changes can also have a positive impact on the energy efficiency of the office space. Here are 4 ideas for bringing more nature into your office space.
Upgrade windows. One of the first things to consider is if you can add additional windows to the office space. If you are able to add in an additional window or increase the size of the windows you will be able to bring in more natural light to the office. If you are unable to increase the number of exterior windows, another option is to install more glass walls in the office. The installation of these walls will allow the natural light to spread further in the office. This gives a greater number of employees access to natural light during the day and there are a number of energy and productivity benefits to these window walls.
Color Scheme. Oftentimes when people think of the outdoors they think of blues, greens, and neutral colors. Bringing these colors into the decor of the office space can help give the whole environment a relaxed and natural feel.
Natural Elements. Another option is to actually bring natural elements into your office space. This can be done through the addition of plants or water features. Indoor planters with plants and trees allow you to bring life into various work spaces within the office. This could be done through individual planters or through the use of hanging plants by creating a living green wall. For water features you could add a small fountain or waterfall feature to an entry space to help provide a visually pleasing sight and a relaxing soundscape.
Art. Consider adding or changing out the art in your office space with gorgeous nature paintings or photographs. Whether you order prints of various National Parks to hang in the office or find a local artist to commission art featuring local outdoor landmarks, adding art to your office space allows you to bring more nature inside.
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