Workspace is Part of our Lives

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Everyone that lives a work life on a table mostly using a computer should at some point realize that this workspace is where we spend a good amount of our lives and we that in mind we should make the best out of it.

To stay away from a high stress environment is necessary to have good workspace, but What’s a good workspace? A good workspace is the one that fits you best, that solves your problems all in one place whether you have a tiny little space next to your bed or a big office with a beautiful view. Here you will see some workspace display and learn some tips on how to make the best of the workspace you have to make your work more fluent and dynamic.


Nobody likes to work on a stressful environment where work becomes a challenge against time, specially if you work on an industry were you have to remain creative and productive. Therefore a workspace can play a big hole on your productivity, that’s why is important to be on a relaxed environment for a better work flow that won’t even feel like work.

Not only for work purposes ,but when you spend a certain amount of your daily ours in this same place a a workspace becomes part of our lives, 50 years from now you will still remember where you spent most of your days and now is the time to make that a good memory instead of a nightmare.

Here are a couple tips on how you can improve you workspace and make the best out of it.

1 – Set the Mood

The mood of your workspace is basically the reflect of the looks and the feel it has, if it looks attractive and cozy chances are you will like this place. Make your workspace look inviting so when you sit on your chair it all just sucks you in and you automatically enter work mode. The color of the room you in can make a big play on the feel of it, avoid gray and dark colors that tends to bring down your stimulation, and go with light watercolors to give the right life your workspace need. Adding plants, having the workspace smell good, and even adding a little fountain can be the extra edge to bring you to the right state of mind.

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2 – Be Comfortable

Big part of making your workspace cozy is having a comfortable chair, a chair that feels good to sit on will make your day go by without any problems make sure that doesn’t give you any pain that will not help you make thought a long day of work and and kind of discomfort will take away all your concentration. If you think about how many hours you spend in that chair, it’s worth putting your hands on your pocket to get something good.

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3 – Organization is the Key

Being organized will offer a lot of pros to your productivity, just by having everything in place and knowing where everything is you will save time and stress, don’t fall for the Murphy law and lose that important piece of your project when you most need it. Organization goes within your workspace, it also goes into to your computer where you should have all your stuff well organized as well.

Less is more – This approach also applies for your workspace, having only the things you need around can make your workspace very clever and easy to organize.

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4 -Make your Space Dynamic

Whether you have a big office room or a small table space somewhere in your house, make your space become dynamic by having everything you need around you, so you don’t have to get up at any point to look for certain stuff. Having to get out of the zone to often can take you off of your game and effect on the results of your work.

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Use the Walls – A good way to stock notes, inspiration and much more is to use the walls that surround your space, specially if your space is not as big as you would like it to be.

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5 – Display Inspiration Within your Space

Whatever it is that inspire you, should be within your workspace area. Whether it’s paintings on the wall, big posters, photos, toys, music, and more. Have it set up around you so everyday you can be inspired just by being on that environment. Rotating the inspiration every now and them is a good idea, change the posters on the wall, play some different music, you can start from the background of your computer. Every change will set a new life and new inspirations will bring new ideas.

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Showcase

Here are some other really cool workspaces you can take some ideas from.

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Share your workspace with us on the comment area!

Written By Paul0v2

Hello there! My name is Paulo Canabarro, I'm a graphic design student, blogger and freelancer. I'm a writer for abduzeedo.com and I have passion for cool and well done design. To find out more about me and my work, FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER

12 Comments

  1. Sofia Viklund

    November 5th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    great!

  2. Kathryn Merlihan

    November 5th, 2009 at 02:06 pm

    Good article. Really makes me rethink my crappy Ikea chair.

  3. Design Informer

    November 6th, 2009 at 02:22 pm

    Nice. I love the office with all those toys. :)

  4. Jessica

    November 6th, 2009 at 02:22 pm

    In a freaky coincidence, I’m actually in the process of re-decorating my office right now :) Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. kaycee parker

    November 6th, 2009 at 02:53 pm

    Sweet! This reminded me of the pic that I took of my workspace:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayceeparker/3812896177/in/set-72157622678696184/

  6. David Bohórquez

    November 6th, 2009 at 06:55 pm

    Great tips! Just what I needed. I’m currently getting ideas to rearrange my workspace.

  7. Gilberto Ramos

    November 7th, 2009 at 10:07 am

    I’m getting ideas for my workspace too. Thanks

  8. Megan

    November 8th, 2009 at 06:08 pm

    Great ideas and showcase. Im just about to move house so I am starting my setup for my little office space again. Got some good ideas from this post! thanks

  9. Min Thu

    November 11th, 2009 at 09:36 pm

    Here is mine. http://www.flickr.com/photos/minthu/3864130218/in/set-72157622174018138/ :)

  10. Max Schulze

    November 14th, 2009 at 10:46 am

    Love the last one, with the black leather chair. Great Article.

  11. Madan Patil

    October 24th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Very nice examples!
    I wish minimalistic workspace for me. I love the zen concepts of workspace designs.

    Thanks for sharing.

  12. Aditya

    January 13th, 2011 at 01:57 pm

    good article……if yuh put a little aquarium,one bamboo plant & mini fountain in your work space then it vl sounds natural !

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