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How to make your office feel more personal

Most of us spend a lot of time in our offices and so it is important to make sure that the space is as comfortable as possible. We asked Homewings designer Jessica for her expert advice. If you had free reign at Trouva what would you choose to make your office feel more personal? Here’s what she added to her basket...

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1. Blanket

A must for the winter months is a lovely blanket, there is nothing worse then being cold while sitting at your desk. In order to work efficiently you must make sure that you are comfortable, which starts at your body temperature. There is also something to be said for having an item at work that has a familiar scent and texture so pick a blanket in your favourite material. I would choose this lambswool blanket in gentle colours as my office comfort!

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2. An image you love

While sitting in the office, our eyes often wonder, whether deep in thought or trying to muster up a plan. Thats why its great to have a poster or photograph that inspires you. It can take you to a special place and make you feel completely transported, so pick something personal that you never tire of looking at. I love this simple print of the mountains, it makes me breathe deeply and feel a connection to the water, earth and sky.

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3. Control your light

There was an interesting experiment taken out on light and how if influences productivity in the workplace. Without colleagues knowing, everyday the light brightness was turned up. Over the week productivity increased quite dramatically. So the next week they turned the brightness down everyday, and productivity increased. The evidence was really confusing and after repeating it several times, scientists realised that it's the change in light patterns that people respond to- leading them to be more productive. After some more experimenting it was found that the best medium for an office space is for everyone to have their own light. That way you control your immediate environment and can choose the light volume you prefer. I particularly like this concrete lamp with a large bulb and brass detail.

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