Office Comfort – Five Steps to Add Resting Spaces

October 8, 2019
How would you like to add some comfort to your office? Today we'll give you a few ideas to turn those unused corners into comfy resting areas.

Office comfort is important, most of us spend several hours of every day at work and often wish we could take a 10-minute power nap, especially after lunch. It’s essential to give your mind and body a break in order to better concentrate and be more productive. Here are a few ideas on how to create a resting area for your office.

Wouldn’t it be great to be able to relax at work for a few minutes a day? To have a place to relax and stretch your legs and clear your mind. There are many ways to turn that dead corner of your office into a mini lounge. It all depends on how much space you can allocate.

Resting areas for office comfort

Today we’re going to give you five steps with which to create a chilled lounging area in your office. It will be even better if you integrate it into your current decor. All you have to do is mix and match colors and materials in the best way you can.

1- Divide the space

If there’s enough space in your office then you use a whole room as a lounging area. Of course, this is the ideal situation. But if you only have one room and some dead areas in it you could divide the space.

This is the way to gain a separate corner and use it as your own space to relax. You must separate your working and resting spaces in order to avoid distractions.

2- Office comfort begins with comfy furniture

A man sleeping on a couch.

After you select the area you wish to redesign you can begin to think about the comfy furniture you’re going to put in it. Sitting in front of a computer for several hours of every day is really bad for your health, so you must have a way to take a break. Opt for a comfortable sofa with a footrest so you’re able to stretch your body.

If you have enough space, then you could use an “L” shaped sofa. Or, you could also fill the space with some bean bags and/or ottomans. Furthermore, add cushions to make it even more comfortable.

Remember, for greater visual harmony you’ll have to use materials and colors that will suit the current decor of your office. Also, think of colors you can introduce to provide a sense of well-being.

3- A beautiful environment is a must for office comfort

The decor, materials, and colors are fundamental elements for creating an environment that promotes wellbeing. This is because lounging areas are great when there’s beauty around you. Opt for items that are aesthetically pleasing.

For example, you can hang inspirational phrases on the walls. Either as pictures or with adhesive vinyls. Another wonderful alternative is to bring images of nature to your space. Flood your lounging spot with color and other inspiring elements.

4- Green areas

Plants add freshness to any space and they’re great for adding life to any dead corners in your office. Add potted plants. You won’t believe how much your room will brighten up until you see it. Plants bring a wonderful vibe to any room.

You could also place a vase on your coffee table as a centerpiece. This will make your lounging area a lot more homely.

5- Game areas

Games are a great thing to have in your office, especially towards the end of your workday. How about having a pool or pingpong table there to keep you and your coworkers entertained after a long day of work?

It’s of utmost importance that you organize your office in a way that you have a place to clear your mind and relax your body. You’ll be a lot more energized when you return to work. Pay attention to the decor elements that you put there because they’ll alter your mood.

There’s no room for uncomfortable sofas, hard textures or depressing colors in a lounging area. So, choose them carefully and apply them properly. Remember, you’re trying to relax. What a wonderful way to be more productive while enjoying a little peace.

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