Make Your BBC Workspace Feel Like Home. Shared office spaces can provide your much needed “change of scenery” but over time, you might find yourself wanting to make your workspace feel like home. There is comfort from familiar things, and when work gets stressful, finding a little escape from it can prove to be beneficial. Here are some ways to have that “at home” vibe while working from a private office space:
Personal Home Touches
One of the more classic techniques to make any workplace feel like home is adding personal home touches. We’ve seen it time and again in movies––a family photo on the desk of a CEO, or the same coffee mug an officemate always uses. If you have a small piece of home you can take with you as a sort of office staple, this can help make wherever you are instantly feel more homey. You can also try bringing your favorite scented candle and light it up for a couple of minutes. It is said that scented candles can trigger the limbic system and bringing one that particularly brightens your mood can liven you up while working.
Other items you can consider when sprucing up your shared workspace desk include books, magazines, a statement collectible piece, or perhaps something of sentimental value to you. These don’t only add visual texture to your workspace; they can also serve as great conversation starters which can open up potential networking opportunities with other professionals around you.
Spice It Up with Non-Office Pieces
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Offices don’t have to be boring, and one way to accomplish this is by incorporating non-office interior pieces. Take a look at this bean bag area in the Ansarada office. It offers a potentially relaxing yet playful mood—much like our very own game room where you can unwind for a bit and forget that you’re in the office.
If you prefer smaller visual treats to get you in a homey or meditative state, why not try having a lava lamp or a mini zen garden on your desk? If you grew up with a lava lamp, you’ll know how oddly satisfying it is to just watch those orbs going up and down. Taking a break with a mini zen garden on the other hand can help you experience the incubator effect where you might come up with a eureka moment for when you find yourself hitting a roadblock while working.
Incorporate Living Elements
A major reason why offices feel lifeless (especially in traditional settings) is because apart from the people inside it, there are no other living things. You can make your workplace feel like home by adding some endearing living elements such as:
- Plants – Consider the seemingly indestructible pothos or cacti which thrive on neglect, or air plants that you can pretty much place wherever and mist during your breaks.
- Fish – Hardy fish which can be kept in smaller desktop fish tanks such as guppies and neon tetras can be a delight to watch merrily swimming around in their own little world.
- A pet plant – Yes, you read that right. This is somewhat of a cross between the two previously mentioned. Marimo moss balls are little green balls of algae you can keep in a bowl or any clear container of your choosing.
It is said that looking at green things helps refresh your eyes. The items listed above don’t just refresh your eyes, they also give you something else to take care of other than your task list at work. Try these suggestions and make your workplace feel more like home!
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