When it comes to interior design, there are a ton of questions about style, theme, materials, and color. Integrating natural elements is a style that’s steadily growing in popularity – not just in residential applications but for businesses too. Many studies have concluded that using more wood and other natural elements in professional spaces help enhance productivity and reduce stress. Here are some ways you can bring nature into your office design.
More Natural Light
A great way to bring more nature into your office design is by allowing more natural light to flood in through the windows. This is easy to accomplish if your building has a lot of windows. However, if it doesn’t, you may need to try more intentional tactics, like rolling up the blinds and opening the curtains on the windows that you do have available. Professionals have noted that natural light has helped reduce headaches and eye strain when compared to an office that relies mostly on fluorescent and other forms of artificial light.
Introduce office plants into the workplace. Use space in the lobby, corridors, the lunchroom, or lounge area as hosts for the new plants. You can even encourage some employees to consider bringing in their own plant for their desks. Plants improve office air quality which in turn helps reduce coughing, sneezing, headaches, and other related ailments. Even artificial plants help enhance the natural aesthetic of the office. You won’t get the same health benefits as real plants, but they will bring more color and dimension into the space.
Speaking of color, a great way to bring more nature into the office design is by using color tones that you’d find right outside the door. Tones that mimic the shades of brown, green, yellow, orange, and blue that you’d find in nature will give the space a greater sense of harmony with the exterior landscape.
Choose furniture, artwork, and other accessories that feature natural materials. Desks, chairs, or even shelves made of wood are a great start. You can even go a step further by incorporating various stone elements, like pillars. A living wall is the perfect way to bring in more nature because it’s essentially a plant that doubles as artwork.
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