3 Ways Art Can Influence Your Remote Office Experience

Art gives meaning to our lives and helps us understand our world. It is an essential part of our culture because it allows us to have a deeper understanding of our emotions; it increases our self-awareness, and also allows us to be open to new ideas and experiences.

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Art Helps You Be More Productive

Adding art can take advantage of color psychology, especially in largely neutral spaces. For example, the coastal palette is great for a productive workspace. Blues, teals, and some greens encourage the brain to focus on the task at hand.

When it comes to calm concentration, lighter, brighter mid-tones generally work well. Colors like coral and orange have more energy—something you might be seeking if you have high-energy aspects to your work.

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Art Can Reduce Stress and Improve Your Mood

Looking at art triggers multiple areas of the brain, including our pleasure and reward centers, as well as where we process emotions. A December 2020 Gallup report highlighted that many employees working from home have worse emotional states than on-site workers

A study found nature images, in particular, are linked to lower levels of stress in the workplace, and respondents in a study said office artwork noticeably reduced stress and made people feel happier. [SAGE Journals: Anger and Stress: The Role of Landscape Posters in an Office Setting Byoung-Suk Kweon, Roger S. Ulrich, Verrick D. Walker]

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Art Helps Prevent Eye Strain

Working at your computer all day can lead to eye fatigue. Adding art to your work space encourages your eyes to take a break from the screen. Focusing on different surfaces and distances also helps ease the strain, therefore you should not only add art adjacent to your screen but in other areas as well. Make it visually interesting, incorporate framed photos or small framed art prints propped on your desktop or shelving which will make your eyes to linger more time off the screen and your mind to engage.

We look forward to helping you select the perfect art and framing to beautify your workspace!


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