The Nature Inspired Office
The Nature Inspired Office is a growing workplace focus. Numerous studies also have shown the productivity and wellness benefits of nature-inspired office design. Bringing nature indoors helps people do their best work while improving their overall well-being and here are ways to bring nature into the workplace.
1. Incorporate biophilia design
Biophilia is a term used to describe humans’ bond with nature. Biophilia design brings nature-inspired elements indoors through furniture, fabrics, colors, plants and natural light. One way to freshen up your office’s interior is by incorporating fabrics that replicate nature.
2. Increase greenery throughout the office
Studies have shown that bringing plants into the office can improve employee productivity and happiness. Take the greenery in your office to the next level by building a moss wall or adding planters to your bookshelves. You also can add plants to open workspaces, such as reception areas and employee work cafes. Incorporating living plants and greenery walls can increase oxygen levels in the workplace, too, making the air feel fresher.
3. Use natural materials
Greenery isn’t the only way to bring nature into the office. Natural materials like stone, wood, slate and even water can help bring the outdoors inside. These materials can be incorporated as finishes or even into furniture, such as designing a conference table out of natural wood.
4. Use natural colors
Use organic color pallets and earthy tones to bring nature into your workspace. Colors such as greens, browns and tans can mimic trees and plants, where blues and whites can mimic water and the sky. These colors can be incorporated into furniture, wall colors and even flooring.
We’ve all had those days when we leave the office and realize we haven’t been outside all day, which is why we should create workspaces that allow us to experience nature in small ways, every day. Incorporating some of these nature-inspired ideas into your workplace will not only boost productivity, but they will also help your employees feel more creative and engaged at work.
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