Eight hours a day, five days a week – for the majority of us, the office is like our second home. It’s the space where we come up with our best ideas. Wouldn’t it be great if the office was a place of zen and productivity? It can be. Gone are the days of dreary office environments. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can create an office space you and your employees won’t want to leave.
5 tips we use at Brand Candy to create an office space that we live to be in
Here at Brand Candy, we take our vibe very, very seriously. A team of creatives, such as ourselves, need a space that generates originality and innovative ideas. Our design studio is full of eccentric little touches, a true testament to our artistic personalities. Here are some of our tips for creating a Zen office space:
Happiness and Zen, two mental states that recognise the power of words. Create an encouraging environment for your team with personalised motivational prints or murals. Daily interaction with phrases and images that promote a sense of calm, quirkiness, and fun can recenter your mindset.
Bring the outdoors in
Environment is everything! Being surrounded by your leafy friends can do wonders for your mental attitude. Nature has a wonderfully calming presence. Filling the office with greenery is a great way to bring the outdoors in. Plants also purify the air – fresh oxygen is great for the brain cells. Here at Brand Candy, we love all of our little and not so little office plants.
Sip delicious coffee
Nothing beats the aroma of a freshly brewed cup of coffee as you enter a room. A coffee machine is a fabulous gift to your staff and clients. Not only does it give you an energy boost, but the smell awakens the senses and elicits an emotional response. Create a positively charged environment and good vibrations with the scent of a delicious brew.
Part of Zen philosophy involves delighting in the basic miracle of life itself. In some instances, this is to practice daily, weekly or even monthly gratitude. Pausing to take in and appreciate the things we do have means we’re not lamenting the things we don’t and will help boost your team’s morale.
Harness the power of smell
Smell is one of our strongest senses, with the ability to evoke powerful memories or emotions. Our sense of smell is closely linked with memory, probably more so than any of our other senses. Scented candles or room diffusers placed in the office helps staff and clients associate your company with pleasant, familiar scents. Pick something soothing to stimulate happy thoughts. We can’t get enough of our Brand Candy signature scent!
Feeling inspired? Time to zen your office space
Now that you know our secrets, it’s time to bring the Zen to your own office environment. It’s a great way to introduce mindfulness and tranquillity. Let your creativity go wild – the options are endless. Are you looking for a bit of creativity in your life? Sign up for our newsletter – we’ve got awesome tidbits to share every month.