Garden roomModern Home Office, Oxfordshire
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“If you have 1,300 or 1,400mm, or even less [of wall space], you can fit something in that,” says Thomson. Use an old console or small desk and decorate it to create your own little space. “Once you do that, you’re actually saying ‘this is my area’.”
Connect with natureSoak up pollution, promote biodiversity and prevent the risk of flooding by ensuring there’s plenty of greenery outside your work building. Not only does green space help the environment, it also has an intrinsically positive effect on people’s wellbeing.“The emerging field of biophilia – the idea that humans have an affinity towards the natural world – helps us to understand why access to nature and other natural elements is linked to a range of positive outcomes, such as mitigating cognitive fatigue, lowering stress and improving mood,” Ann Marie says. “When it comes to promoting mental health,” she continues, “incorporating beauty and mindful design through views, access to nature and artwork can create a calming environment and positively impact mood.”Donna says her firm has used a number of biophilic principles in its office. “It’s well located in a park with limited vehicle access, so there’s a buffer zone between us and transport pollution, and we have a lovely green space for a stroll,” she says. “Indoor plants have specifically been chosen for their ability to filter the air, so we have peace lilies, dragon trees and palms.”Tell us…What sustainable elements have you included in your office space? Have they had a positive impact on staff wellbeing? Share your thoughts in the Comments.