11 Aug 8 ideas to create a nice cool office
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8 ideas to create a nice cool office
I wanted to write a post about how important is to have a nice office where you usually work, feel at ease and really comfortable, motivated and with positive energy. The human being spends a lot of time at work.
1) SURROUND YOURSELF OF MOTIVATED QUOTES AND GOOD ENERGY
This is my laptop and my agenda, I can´t live without my agenda. What about you? ah important a mug of coffee at your side.
LIFE IS TOUGH, so if you are working hard you need an extra boost of energy, so bring a cup of coffee and surround yourself of quotes when you feel tired or upside down or with your partners in crime in your business. Have a pause and a laugh with your officemates. After all, WE humans, end up working looooong hours at the office. The majority of our lives we end up working, sleeping, eating and being with the family and friends. What phrase or quotes gives you that extra power and energy?
2 ) USEFUL GADGETS, THINGS IN HAND
Are you like me that never haves a pen in hand and ends up asking for one or ends up finding one that doesnt work… It is time to clean and distribute everything you usually use strategically. Useful tips is to put some hanging things on the wall to free up space, use mugs to hold your favourite pens and notepads stacks that use the most. Put all these elements in accessible places. Already you will never lose the time looking for things that you should find in seconds!
3) CREATE A PANEL OF INSPIRATION OR MOOD BOARD
For instance if you are a designer or you need some inspiration, its very useful to have always a mood board: A mood board is a visual tool that helps to create an approach a concept of advertising or marketing of a collection for example before creating the actual presentation of the advertisement. Is a collage of ideas, and things to present the final presentation like a brainstorm of ideas hang in a wall. You can hang your mood board in a board with pins, etc where you can paste your photos or press clippings and create your own panel of inspiration, hanging pieces of cloth, quotes, etc and elements that you love. This mood board or collage panel will be your point of reference when you are obfuscated, nervous, stressed …
4) HAVE A CLEAN OPEN SPACE. DECLUTTER FROM USELESS THINGS
Here I post a photo of Miranda´s office as you can see she has a transparent table if your office room is small is important to have a glass or transparent table to allow light and also helps visually a sensation of spaciousness. You have a table like this one or similar in IKEA.
5) Choose furniture that you love in white with rounded shapes and furniture with little visual weight .
You can use rounded chairs or tables. as they use less space and are much more comfortable for small tight spaces and is more easy to move around more easily. Also the legs of the table or chairs have to be of lightness like wood or metal easy to lift or carry from one space to another.
6) My TOTSISANEWS tips to find useful, affordable, beautiful furniture online and shops.!!!!!!!
Maisons du monde: www. maisonsdumonde.com I love this shop and website they have style and also have nice discounts in summer. its very elegant and chic. Love all the things they have. My dream is that someone pays me to decorate their homes or offices with Maisons du monde.
Etsy: www.etsy.com An online store where you can find anything you want from furniture to clothes, anything and at good prices.
Ikea : www.ikea.com Very good price but you have ti build it up. but worth it or you can tell your boyfriend or husbnd to build it up.
Mimub: www.mimub.com. It offers products from the best national and international designers, including style Nordic They have a discount percentages on specific days My friend who works as a surveyor pass me this onlineshop. www.mimub.com/es
Søstrene Grene: www.sostrenegrene.com . Has many pieces that are useful and striking, the good news is that the price is affordable as we can love them without fear. They play a lot of colours.
Tiger : www.tiendatiger.es is the favourite shop of my nieces. Tiger is a very cheap and have all sort of useful things for your office like scissors, pens, glue,etc… also they have toys and funny useful things for children. You can find anything here. IT ALWAYS SURPRISES ME
and last but not least my favourite shop HEMA: www.hemashop.comf .The best items for daily use and life at incredibly low prices and good design.
7 CREATE AN OFFICE WITH 1 OR 2 PLANTS AND A GOOD LIGHT IS REALLY IMPORTANT
For your office you need good light and the walls must be white or in a clear light colour. Choose a room of your house it can be in the living room . Natural light that comes from the window or use a nice lamp for your home office with a nice lighting .Colours for your office white, cream, beige, soft pink, light blue, light grey. Add some plants it gives life to a supposed boring place. Choose plants that can be watering for one or two days like cactus, etc. Plants bring life, happiness and create a cool ambiance.
8 DONT GIVE UP AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND MOST IMPORTANT DO NOT MIND WHAT SOME PEOPLE THINK.
If you think you have a great idea or you are working really hard to achieve your dreams, forget the comments of some people who will try to upset you…or turn you down or wont believe in you. After all is your life, work, your dream…You only live once, try to do your best. Maybe that work or idea can lead you to another better thing, or draw the attention of that company you love, you never know, try and fail try and fail until something will happen eventually….
I read the other that Steve Jobs had deaf ears in some foolish comments in his life and advises from other colleagues bosses, etc , if he had accepted or obey some of this foolish ideas he wouldnt be who he is now…sometimes you have to look in front of you and don´t look at the sides…