Create a Space That Fits Your Interior Design.
If you’re looking to create a more productive home office, start by thinking about what works best for you. Do you prefer to work with a lot of noise or quiet? Are you more productive when you have access to natural light or artificial lighting? What kind of furniture do you need to include in your design to make sure you can comfortably sit or stand while working?
Consider using furniture that matches your interior design, for example, if you prefer a minimalist look, choose pieces that feature clean lines and simple shapes. On the other hand, if you enjoy a more eclectic feel, go for pieces that incorporate different textures and patterns.
And finally, have you thought about how including art in your interior design could impact on your productivity? The impact of art in the workplace is often under-estimated, we know that displays of colour in a painting can influence the atmosphere of a meeting room or a unique piece of art can provide a talking point in a dull workspace, but how can art directly affect your productivity or wellbeing
The answer has been provided by Exeter University’s School of Psychology research. This research found that employees who have a choice regarding the interior design and layout of their workspace are not just happier and healthier, but they are also up to 32% more productive. The research engaged more than 2,000 office workers in a series of studies focusing on mental attitude and productivity and found that people working in spaces where art or plants were present were 17% more productive than those in bland spaces.
Maximize Space with Artiteq Click Rail.
In today’s fast-paced world, many people feel like they need to be “on” at work all day. This can cause stress and anxiety, affecting productivity and creativity, and bringing this into your home may mean that you never really “switch off”.
Working from your own home gives you control over the design of your office space. Consider adding artworks, such as paintings, sculptures, and drawings, or add some inspirational quotes or images to your walls.
At this point, you may be wondering how this can be easily achieved in a way that is also cost-effective.
You may be reluctant to use traditional picture hooks which damage your walls, particularly if you are in rental accommodation, until you discover Click Rail by Artiteq.
This ingenious system is extraordinarily easy to install, and it is a clever, elegant, and budget-friendly option to facilitate the interior design of your home office.
The Artiteq Click Rail is an aluminium profile that you can attach to your plasterboard walls, or even brick or partition/modular walls. Each rail is supplied with an install kit, which includes:
- A set of heavy-duty nylon clips called “Click and Connects”
- A set of universal wall plugs and screws
- A couple of end caps, to close the extremities of your rail and improve aesthetics
All you need to do is install the click and connect in a straight line, approximately 40cm apart ensuring that there are at least 3 clips per metre of rail.
You can use a chalk line to draw a straight line on your wall and make sure the nylon clips are aligned. Or if you are a technology geek, why not use a laser pointer instead?
If you are installing your rail on plasterboard, you may want to ensure that no utilities such as water, power or gas run behind your wall. This can be easily ascertained by talking to an expert or consulting the building plans. You may also want to use a stud finder to locate studs behind the plasterboard and secure some of the clips onto them.
Once you have all the clips fixed to the wall, you must click the rail onto them by gently pressing it with the aid of a rubber mallet.
The next step is selecting hanging wires and hooks so that you can begin installing your artworks. You will have to select your wires according to the weight of your artworks. Learn from our professional art installers how to select hangers and hooks properly.
The hanging wires, also known as droppers or hangers, are heavy duty wires that engage with the rail and slide across it. Similarly, the hooks slide along the wires so that you have an incredibly flexible, yet simple, system which allows for unlimited configurations: you can slide your artwork along the length of the rail, as well as adjust their height for optimal view and make sure they look straight and well balanced.
Organize Your Desk Area with Artiteq Info Rail
You may also like to consider adding wall-organizing solutions. These can help keep things neat while allowing you to access them easily.
You should also consider how much space you have available. If you have limited room, you might consider using a standing desk instead of a traditional desk chair. A standing desk allows you to move around as needed without taking up too much space.
If you are constantly overwhelmed by printed forms, documents, messages, etc., consider installing Artiteq Info Rail in your office. Artiteq Info Rail is a fantastic product that you can use to:
- quickly display information
- Organise your documents in a way that is easily accessible: think about things like pricelists, staff contact numbers, maps, client forms, etc. All these documents are usually kept in piles on our desks, and when the time comes that we urgently need them, it is very frustrating when they aren’t easily found. With Artiteq Info Rail, all the information you need will be readily available on hand, right when you need it.
- Display your children’s artworks (and not only) in your workspace to make them feel part of your work life.
This system eliminates the need for nails, pins or sticky tape, which means fewer damages to your walls.
Choose the Right Furniture.
A good desk chair will help keep your back healthy while providing support for your neck and shoulders. It should be comfortable enough to allow you to sit comfortably for long periods of time without feeling pain.
When it comes to colours, our recommendation is to go for relaxing tones such as white, green, or clear wood. Bright colours should be avoided (bright red or yellow, for instance) as they may stress your eyes and increase the sense of fatigue in your mind. Excessively dark colours, such as black or dark blue, should also be avoided as they tend to lower your mood and dampen creativity; however, colour is a very personal choice. You may find changing colour schemes to complement different seasons may also work for you – brighter colours in the colder months and more subdued pastels when there is a lot of natural sunlight. Your furniture preferences may also change over time, and whether you replace your old items or move them around, you will probably need to change the artwork. You want to ensure that the new layout is balanced and that your paintings are hung symmetrically. All of the elements of your refreshed design must fit together and be functional and pleasing to the eye.
If you were to use traditional wall hooks, you will probably be discouraged by the amount of repair that your walls would need. Traditional wall hooks leave marks on walls, and as soon as an object, such as a painting or a mirror is moved away, it shows and you will have to patch the hole which is a waste of time and success is not even guaranteed.
Artiteq makes it incredibly easy to change your artwork to suit your new arrangements without damaging your walls. Re-arranging artwork around your space will be as simple as sliding a couple of wires along a rail and/or a couple of hooks along a wire. No drilling involved, no nails, no hammers, no damage or scratches to your walls. Fantastic.
The interior design of your workplace is something you should carefully take into consideration. The right selection of furniture, colours and decorations has a big impact not only on your well-being but also on your productivity. The Artiteq range of products can be an amazing answer to several issues when it comes to designing a workplace. They provide flexibility and pleasurable aesthetics at an affordable price.
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