Inspiring Workspaces

Our friends Little Things Interiors share with us the tricks they use to keep a work space an inspiring place to be.

We all know that our surroundings play a big part in how productive we are in that particular space.

For example, if we go to work in an office that is bland, cluttered or messy we don’t feel motivated to work and our productivity will take a turn for the worse. Instead, work spaces, whether they are in the comfort of your own home or in an office within a skyscraper, should motivate and inspire you. Adding pieces and creative additions to a work space that make the area uniquely yours can do this.

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We at Little Things Interiors believe that whoever made the rule that work spaces should be only functional areas is incorrect. We want to challenge this idea and invite you to do the same. You don’t need to spend a lot of time and money on such a project either. The tiniest addition can add a fresh new breath to the dullest of spaces, and soon you’ll be happier and more productive at work than you ever thought you could be!

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Each addition can be simple and yet will have a big impact.

For instance, some small, framed photographs in a reception area will create interest for those working in the office or for clients waiting in that space. Placing green, leafy, and hardy plants such as peace lilies, succulents, and orchids can be added just about anywhere, from the kitchen to the office to the boardroom to the windowsill. Lastly, you can try playing with unique lamps and other lighting elements on your desk, as this will add flare and a distinct brightness to the work space.

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Keep in mind when adding artwork that the piece(s) itself should be bright and interesting to look at, not dull or scarce. Try taking into consideration what colours work best for productivity (such as yellow, blue, and green) and piece an artwork or two that represents a positive mood.



Plants in particular have a range of benefits such as cleaning the air around you and creating a positive atmosphere that will drive productivity. It’s no secret that adding that green element to any space can have great results, so when considering what plant to add to your work space make sure you enjoy the aesthetic elements of that particular plant. 

Any lighting addition can be uniquely yours. If you’re a bit bohemian you can add small hanging lanterns, or if you prefer a modern look you can try sleek bending lamps that are both functional and unusual.

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There’s no limit to what you can add to your work space, but the golden rule is to ensure that whatever you add makes you feel positive and energised.

We could go on all day about what you can add, but in the end it’s up to you and what you find the most inspiring! So get out there and let your imagination run wild. The next thing you know, your work space will be a place that you love going to again and again.

Jessie Peters