5 Tips to Totally Upgrade Your Office
I’ve been there, guys – cubicle hell. Working in an office that was bland, uninspiring, and uncomfortable. If you’ve got the office blues, I’ve got 5 tips to totally upgrade your office today. You ready?
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Hey everyone, Lesley Myrick here – interior stylist and owner of Lesley Myrick Art + Design where we create some pretty kickass interiors with an offbeat edge.
So, ’tis the season. It’s ‘back to school’ time, it might be ‘back to work’ time, so I wanna share with you today 5 tips to totally upgrade your office.
The first thing you should upgrade in your office
is, without a doubt, your chair. It’s where your butt lands all day, every day, and if your butt’s not happy, your back’s not happy, and your legs aren’t happy, having a beautiful, comfortable office chair is absolutely the first place to start.
If you are comfortable and not aching, you’re gonna do better work and be happier in your workspace.
The second thing to upgrade in your office is your desk lamp.
In my own office, as you can see behind me, I haven’t done a “desk lamp”. I just have a beautiful table lamp that I love. It’s got a bulb that has the right brightness for me; it casts the right kind of light; and I just love it!
Your desk lamp is an awesome place where you can express some of your personality and style – and, it’s got major function. It’s a complete win-win.
The third way to upgrade your office is with accessories.
Now, your stapler, your hole punch – those are not accessories.
I’m talking a beautiful pen cup, a notebook you love, maybe a gorgeous desktop calendar. Stuff that has style and personality and beauty to it. Feel free to throw in some things that are kind of unexpected in an office. Maybe a vase or a decorative sculpture. Those things that bring beauty and meaning and value to your home can also be translated in your office!
And along those same lines, tip #4 is to introduce plants.
Whether it is a plant in a pot that you somehow nurture and keep alive in a windowless cubicle (which I could never do) or cut flowers that you change out every week, having something living and green and lush in your office is really going to help your mood and your well-being day in and day out.
And finally, the last thing to upgrade in your office is what’s on your walls.
For me, it was adding this awesome inspiration board. I love seeing my goals, my values, some color, some pattern, some texture – all those things matter to me. Don’t neglect the wall space in your office.
You’re in that chair, you’re staring at those walls day in and day out. Make them beautiful, make them functional, make them serve you, and make your office a place you actually want to be.
To have a workspace that feels good, that serves you, that works well for you –
that is amazing and it does so much for your well-being and for your productivity.
If you have a topic you’d like me to cover in a future video, leave it in a comment. I’m here to answer your design questions, your design dilemmas, and help you feel empowered to have a home you love.