With fall just around the corner, you may already be sipping on pumpkin spice lattes and researching Halloween costumes. When the temperatures begin to drop outside, it is time to start making your office feel a little more cozy and inviting. You will be spending even more time inside as it gets colder, so here are a few tips from True North Desks on how to cozy up your stand up desk.
Add some color
Adding some fall colors to your standing workstation can go a long way to making your space feel more cozy and welcoming. Find some cool art to hang on the wall or buy a few small pumpkins or gourds in place of summer flowers. Just be careful not to overcrowd the top of your standup desk. Keeping it organized will also go a long way in creating a more comfortable environment. Indoor plants are another way to add some color and also help clear the air around you, which is vital when you are spending more hours indoors.
Keep it light
As it gets colder outside, the days are also going to become shorter. The lack of daylight can make you feel less energized. Invest in a beautiful floor lamp and soft light bulbs to offset the harsh glow from fluorescent lights that are so common in offices. A floor lamp that has an adjustable neck will be best when you are going from standing to sitting and back again at your adjustable height desk.
Stock up on sweets
While you certainly do not want to spend your days binging on sugar, keeping a sweet treat like some dark chocolates in the office can help brighten your day. Be sure to save your treats for just once a day when you are really feeling sluggish. Having something sweet to look forward to during your long afternoons can help power you through to the end of the day. Keep your reusable coffee mug nearby but stock up your office kitchen with ingredients for hot cocoa. Your coworkers will love meeting up in the break room to make hot chocolate on those cold winter afternoons.
Invest in some desk accessories
When the rooms in your home start to feel bland, you have the option of painting, re-decorating, and buying new furniture. But if your office is feeling bland, you don’t have as many options to change your decor. Buying some new desk accessories is an easy and inexpensive way to cozy up your space and keep your standing desk organized. Shop natural wood organizers for papers, folders, and pens. Add a pop of color with a bright container of succulents. You can even hang a seasonal garland from your standing desk or on the wall nearest to your desk. Just be sure that your new accessories do not distract you or your co-workers from working.
Standing desks can not only be made to feel cozy in your office, but working at one will also help you to be more productive and creative, even on the most drab winter days. True North Desks has many stand up desk styles, each of which will help you lead a more healthy lifestyle while at work. Check out our standing desk brochure for more information.