Create a Sunny Work Space

HW0_519772Working in a dull office is no fun at all.  This is especially true if you’re in a cubicle and have no windows.  But there are some ways you can create a sunny work space even if you’re in the basement and in the middle of a cubicle farm.  Here are a couple of tips for making your office into a bright, happy area.

•    Put up some photographs or posters on the walls.  These can be of anything that makes you happy, but if you really want to make your work space sunny, put up pictures of the ocean and other bright, happy places.

•    If you are allowed to paint, change up the colors of your office walls.  Make them something warm and inviting instead of that usually off-white or grey that most businesses seem to use.

•    Add some plants and flowers to your office.  You’ll be surprised at what a few potted plants can do to your area.

•    Bring a few different knick-knacks or other little decorations to spruce up your desk.  Pick things that make you happy!

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Great Plants to Green Up Your Work Space

Ismyflorist_greenplants your office looking a little drab and colorless?  One way of making your office a little brighter and a little more alive is to get a few green plants.  These plants will look great, and they may even make your office feel a little cooler and more soothing, too.

While we often think of the color blue as the color associated with cooling, soothing things (water, for example), green can actually create these feelings, too.  Green plants, especially, can help make our homes and offices seem a little cooler.  While they don’t actually do anything to change the temperature, just seeing them helps us believe we’re a bit cooler than we actually are.

Any green plant will do to help create this effect.  Ivy is very popular because of the way it hangs over the side of its pot.  This is a particularly nice effect if you put it in a hanging pot.  Moss Rose, a nice flowering green plant, also looks great.  If you want a green plant that is both nice to look at and has a practical use, go with an aloe plant.  If you get a burn, just break off one of the plant’s green leaves and smear the inside cream on it—you’ll feel relief in no time.

These are just a few of the cool and soothing green plants you might want to add to your office during the hot summer months.  Of course, be sure to keep them well watered—plants hate the heat just as much as we do!

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