How to Bring Nature Into the Office
A couple of months ago, we spoke about the benefits of biophilic design. The commercial office and natural landscape hybrid can improve mental health, increase productivity, inspire creativity and overall enhance the happiness and well-being of the workforce. As an employer, you may be wondering how you can go about implementing these natural features into your current workplace. Luckily, the team at CPS Interiors have constructed this handy guide on how to bring nature into your office.
What better way to integrate with nature than by adding plants into the workplace? Not only do plants offer an aesthetic contrast to dull, plain colours but they also filter the air by mitigating pollutants. In addition, studies have shown that the introduction of plants to a workspace reduces stress and anxiety in workers. The combination of these three elements ultimately leads to a more positive working mindset, hence improving productivity for your business.
Introducing plants to your office couldn’t be simpler. Plants are a great reducer of stress, and so setting them in potentially stressful areas, such as in waiting rooms, can be greatly beneficial. However, with the benefits of plants being so broad, including their capacity to induce creative thinking, we feel that it is best to implement plants throughout the entire office.
Our finishing touches service includes both faux and real plants. Our design expertise, combined with your wishes, will help to implement a professional biophilic workplace tailored to suit your company’s philosophy and ethos.
Luckily, the great thing about natural light is just that – it’s natural! It’s all around us, multiple hours a day and is available with the opening of a curtain.
Being exposed to natural light instead of artificial light increases focus when working. It makes you calmer, happier, healthier and is proven to reduce certain negative conditions such as Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Natural light can be utilised with a few structural alterations to your workplace. At CPS Interiors, we offer glazed partitioning. These glass structures substitute opaque walls and allow natural light to flow freely throughout the office. Your office space will be a much more open environment, with natural light filtering in to enhance the biophilic ambience.
Colour Schemes and Natural Materials
Various colour schemes have been shown to evoke particular feelings and moods in the viewer. To create a biophilic environment, we recommend designing your walls using a palette of earthy tones. Mossy greens, browns, oranges and reds are the perfect colours to reflect those of the outside world and improve the natural feel of your business.
We offer bespoke decoration designs and can work alongside you to enhance your workplace with natural colours, tailored fully to your requirements.
Go one further and incorporate natural materials such as wood, granite and stone in the design of your workplace. Using these textured finishes instead of block colours not only creates a unique aesthetic, but also makes workers feel relaxed. These materials don’t need to take up huge spaces – just subtly but cleverly placed around the workplace to promote your biophilic design.
We can help design and incorporate these features with our extensive decorating service.
At CPS Interiors, we provide a huge range of commercial design services. Whether it’s for an office or school, we work with you to help make your own unique vision a reality. For more information about any of our service, call our expert team today.