Most entrepreneurs who work from home spend more time in the home office than any other room in the house. Yet, when it comes to decorating, the office is often the last room in the house to receive any attention. Whether your spare bedroom doubles as an office space, or you’re lucky enough to have a dedicated home office, the way it’s decorated can impact your work.
A fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest yet most effective changes you can make to a space. The color on the walls alone can play a role in your mood, productivity and job performance. After all, the colors you choose affect how you feel. And how you feel affects how you think and behave. So choosing the right colors and decorations can impact the success of your business.
Accent colors can be used to support you. Red is a great accent color for the negotiator, sales person or anyone that needs to have their voice heard.
Yellow might be a great accent amidst a calming sea of blue to help encourage some focus and direction. When we create a space that isn’t color balanced – it has too much of one color – it can leave us feeling off-balanced as well. Incorporating accents is the perfect tool to create a balanced environment that supports your work efforts. Making sure you don’t end up with a rainbow of color that can confuse you on an unconscious level is key. Choose what you are hoping to gain and pick a few colors to promote those aspirations.
Our bodies react to color on a physiological level. The color red stimulates our appetite and increases our heart rate. The color blue has a calming effect on the nervous system. Taking into consideration the physiological response of color to the body is important.
Does the type of paint people use make a difference? Yes it does!
The type of paint matters because it is important to make sure you are using the healthiest products possible. If you are going to spend a good portion of your day within this space it is imperative to use products that are not emitting noxious substances that can lead to disease. Choosing paints that are no-VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) is critical for home office health.
(Christa O’Leary interview,Interior Designer and founder of Home in Harmony Lifestyle )