April has finally arrived, which means it has finally begun to feel like spring. The days are longer, the temperatures are warmer and plants are blooming everywhere. With the change in weather, people catch spring cleaning fever and start reorganizing their homes. Your business doesn't have to be any different. Spring is the perfect time to give your office a revamping. Why not try a few of the tips below to give your space a new feel?
1. Give the walls a fresh coat of paint
Many offices have white walls to make the the space look bigger. However, that's not really the best option. Several studies have shown that colors influence people's moods, so the paint on the walls may actually be hindering your employees' productivity. Apply a fresh coat of paint to the office and pick a color that will emit the right feeling, according to Mashable. Blue stimulates, yellow promotes creativity and green soothes. Glossy and matte finishes, as well as saturation, can also affect mood. Bright colors stimulate the mind while softer tones can calm it.
2. Rearrange the decor
This doesn't mean you have to completely switch up everything. Moving desks and work areas would probably kill productivity more than help it. However, you should take advantage of the things you already have in the office. This way you can freshen up the decor without putting a dent in your business banking, HGTV explained. Take down any artwork you have and hang it in a different area of the office. It'll give your employees something new to look at in their sections. You can also separate your decorations into winter and summer categories, the source suggested. Lighter pastels are for the warmer months, while darker, heavier colors are for the cold.
3. Bring the outdoors inside
The warmer weather brings beautiful and lovely smelling flowers. Take advantage of it while you can. Having plants in the office increases productivity and creativity, according to Mashable. They also serve as natural air filters to keep pollutants and bacteria out of the air, keeping your employees happy and healthy. Not to mention they'll look great on desks and side tables.
The cold temperatures are slowly leaving and the days are growing longer, making it the perfect time to freshen up your office space. Something as simple as bringing in plants and rearranging the decor can bring a new feel to the building and revitalize your employees without having to rework your financial plan.