Creating a productive home office
The overwhelming effect you want to produce through imagery in your home office or study is that of productivity. Naturally, you want the decor of the room to inspire you to work harder and more efficiently so you produce the best result, and artwork can have a big effect on that.
Dr Christine Buske, PhD, is a behavioural neuroscientist and she explained why this is so important: “Productivity is directly tied to your office environment. The right environment can give you a serious productivity boost, and visuals are critical. Choosing the right imagery and colour affects your mood and impacts your productivity, so choosing wisely promotes your performance.”
Dr Buske also explained how it’s essential that you find something that works for you and that everyone is different: “Your home office colour choice should be one you love, has a calming effect and you feel good around. The key is that you as the individual feel well and inspired, and nobody knows this better than you do yourself. “Likewise, avoid anything that is distracting, stressful, or makes you uncomfortable. A distracted mind is not a productive mind.”
The images and colours you choose may well also depend on the type of work that you do, so this is something else to bear in mind. We also spoke with interiors journalist Hayley Gilbert who offered this advice: “In a home office you want to be inspired so think about using something visually interesting. If you love travel, hang a montage of your dream destinations; if you finish your working day by walking the dog, choose a natural landscape. Anything that makes you excited and productive will make your working day feel more pleasurable.”