Many of us spend more waking hours in the office than in their own homes, so why not try to make it a place where we actually enjoy being!

 

1. COMFORT FIRST! 

 

First things first, your tush needs some loving! If you’re going to spend most of your day at your desk, it is vital that you have a comfortable chair to sit on, with adequate cushioning and lower back support. 

 

A cushion is also a fun way to brighten up your workspace and is an office version of your bed. Invest in a blanket or throw for colder months. 

 

 

 

2. STAND OUT ORGANISATIONAL TOOLS AND STATIONARY

 

Even if you are the type of person who does not own one piece of coloured clothing (no, white is not a colour), no one can deny that colours bring a little sparkle to our lives!

 

Our top picks are Kikki.K and Kate Spade and any cool souvenir from Japan.

 

3. SMELLS, SMELLS, SMELLS

 

Invest in a candle. Invest in a scented hand cream.

 

A lovely way to reinvigorate your mind and create an inviting environment. Be mindful however that you select scents which are not too strong and overbearing as some people are sensitive to scents and have respiratory issues.

 

 

Our top picks are Aesop hand cream and Diptyque candles

 

For a cheaper alternative, try Grown Alchemist hand lotion or Glasshouse candles

 

4. A LARGER TRASHCAN

 

Few realise the importance of a large trashcan. Most paper can be discarded or digitized. However, human habits have placed physical documents higher in the hierarchy of importance.

 

A large trashcan can mean that you will think of ‘trash’ more often and therefore, more wiling to discard unnecessary paper. Prevent trashcan overflow and create a comfortable working environment. Let’s be honest, do you even know where to empty your overfilled trashcan?

 

We recommend going to your local hardware store for some cool bucket turned trashcan option. 

 

 

5. CHANGE YOUR WALLPAPER

 

It can be something graphic, a nice inspirational quote, a future holiday destination or of your grandparents. Anything that brings you positive energy and is something that you will be willing to keep looking at each time you sit down at your desk.

 

Pinterest is a great place for all things colourful, fun and inspirational.

 

6. PHOTOS

 

Who doesn’t want to be surrounded by their loved ones all the time? A few polaroids, a nice framed photo of you and your partner, family or pet should bring an instant smile to your face! 

 

7. GREENS

 

Did you know that the colour green is associated with the feeling of calmness, happiness, comfort, peace, hope, and excitement? It’s also thought to enhance memory performance. Not to mention boosting some much needed O2 in your surroundings!

 

 

 

Tip: Use your empty candle jars and grow some cactus! They require little care and water and add lots of solid green to your surroundings.

 

 8. ORGANISE YOUR DESK WHEN YOU CLOCK OFF FOR THE DAY

 

This will ensue that your desk is looking fresh as a daisy the following day.

 

Nobody wants to re-arrange their desk and dig for a post-it under a pile of unorganised paper first thing Monday morning. 

 

So get packin’!