If you are creating a new office environment, you probably want it to be attractive, yet comfortable enough to be productive. Striking a balance between cozy and aesthetically pleasing can be a challenge, but it is definitely not impossible. Here ar
One way to infuse some character into your office environment without sacrificing comfort and productivity is by adding a shot of color to the scheme of things. Color can convey a number of different emotions and moods. For example:
- Red can energize and draw attention;
- Blue and green can calm and soothe;
- Yellow can cheer the mood of anyone within the office’s vicinity.
You can choose a lot of different kinds of office supplies by color, such as executive chairs, conference seating, reception chairs, filing cabinets and much more. It’s possible to get matching sets for a very cohesive color scheme, or you can just add accents here and there to punch up liveliness.
Another more subtle way to be coordinated is to use corresponding wood tones and types. There are a few different types of wood available for office furniture and accessories. Choose from light wood, dark wood, medium tones or red hues.
You can also choose wood color based on the eras and aesthetics that you like, color aside. Light-colored wood like pine is typically more modern, calling to mind 1950’s aesthetics. Dark woods like oak are timeless and classic, recalling the early 1800’s. Cherry woods and mahogany are red tinted, which is reminiscent of turn of the 20th century Victorian decor. No matter what your preferences, you can impart a certain style with wood selection.
Of course, comfort should be a consideration if you spend a lot of time in the office you are furnishing. One way to make sure that your great looking office is also comfortable is to purchase all ergonomically designed furniture.
You can get chairs in many different materials and colors that provide lumbar support, armrests, neck and head support and mid-back back up. It’s easy to find something that looks great and gives you the support you need.
4) Adding Fun Office Accessories
What would a great office be without cool accessories to finish it off? No matter what your decor and furniture selections, there are great extras like aluminum desk lamps and bamboo chair mats to keep things looking sleek and fresh.
Some websites offer free shipping if you spend over a certain amount, so it can be beneficial to buy your decor all at once.
Feel like Christmas and the holidays always seem to sneak up on you at the last minute? One minute you are enjoying the summer sunshine and the next it seems to fast forward to Christmas. Instead of worrying about the hassle of making your way through the crowded aisles of the mall or camping out on the street before the big sale, Sitbetter has created our very own eco-friendly holiday gift guide for the 2009 season. The best part of all is you can get all your shopping done while sitting on your computer in your pajamas! So take a look at some of our top picks for our holiday gift guide for the eco-friendly office. Don’t forget that all of our green products are made of 95% or more recyclable materials!
Breathable mesh synchro-tilt backrest, molded foam waterfall seat are combined with adjustability for out of this world comfort and state of the art control.
Available in five fun colors: blue, green, orange, red, and black. Includes height and width adjustable arms, pneumatic height adjustments, comfort, and a modern design.
Comfortable enough to sit in for more than 8 hours, and like all other eco-friendly chairs is made up of 95% recyclable materials!
Satoo offers both design and comfort. With its internal back height adjustment and back angle lock, it provides flexibility to create the ideal ergonomic fit for most individuals.
What’s more, it is ready to ship in 72 hours! Also available in a high back option.
The Satoo comes complete with height adjustable arms, seat height adjustable, back height adjustable, basic tilt with back angle, and tilt tension and lock control.
The Atri can hold up to 350 pounds, comes with a 5 star nylon base, has pneumatic gas lift, adjustable tension control, and a tilt lock swivel mechanism. It also comes in either black leather or magenta depending on preference.
Not only is this chair comfortable enough to sit in for a full day of work, it is also greenguard certified meaning that it is made of 95% recyclable materials.
With a plethora of available options to go along with many standard ergonomic features, the geoCentric Series by Ergocentric combines all these features in an attractive and fully adjustable chair to provide a premier ergonomic seating solution.
A unique feature on the geoCentric Series is the wing curvature of the back, which hugs the user’s back for more ergonomic comfort. The extra high back is ideal for tall users and/or users with neck pain.
The Geocentric comes complete with: 5″ Patented back height adjustment system, fully upholstered dual curve backrest, dual density molded polyurethane foam, eight ply hardwood seat structure, infinite lock free float seat pan, syncro 2:1 recline ratio, and adjustable spring tension.
A great chair for tasking or managerial work, the headrest option allows for maximum ergonomic options within a simple yet comfortable design. The simplicity of design and function makes the ergonomic chair an effective performer.
Features include: Enersorb foam for maximum comfort and reduced fatigue, smooth syncro mechanism, contoured back with Ablex Mesh for lumbar support and maximum airflow, black nylon base and frame, and a neat storage caddy behind the back.
By minimizing the need for manual controls, Freedom maximizes natural, spontaneous movement, which is essential for a healthy body and a comfortable day’s work. Freedom’s many features can be enjoyed with virtually no effort.
Humanscale’s Liberty and Freedom chairs contain 54%-85% recycled content roughly 50% more recycled content than most competing chairs and are made predominately of 100% recycled and recyclable aluminum. Specifically designed to weigh less and use fewer parts and manufacturing processes than similar designs in the same class, all Humanscale products can help projects earn valuable points toward LEED-CI Certification.
Features: Comes in black with a chrome finish frame, has adjustable tilt, massage rollers, and has a sturdy design.
One additional benefit to a footrest is for people who are not tall, allows them to rest their feet comfortably, relieving stress on the back of the knees and actually allowing them to use the whole of the chair.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of all: this footrest is extremely ergonomic!
With the basic 2G mechanism that combines independent height and tilt adjustment with unmatched stability, along with a swivel mouse system with your option of right side or dual side swivel mouse pad, the 2G Swivel mouse system creates an unparalleled ergonomic typing system at a very nice price. Works for both right and left hand users
SimpleTech’s resource-conscious R500U 500GB Turbo USB 2.0 External Hard Drive takes eco-friendly to the next level with a host of energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, and high-performance features. Featuring an elegant case made from naturally grown bamboo and recycled aluminum, the [re]drive offers a fast, reliable, and green way to save and transport your files, music, and photos.
Side panels crafted from renewable, naturally grown bamboo and a durable case made of recycled aluminum come together in a unique, stylish design that helps keep the [re]drive cool without the use of a fan. This saves energy and ensures that the drive will be a quiet, unobtrusive addition to your work station. Other energy-saving features include a low-power hard drive, an auto-sensing power feature that turns the drive on and off with your computer, and an Energy Star certified AC power adapter.
The Voltaic Messenger features a ruggedly reinforced and padded chassis designed to carry and protect a notebook computer and its associated components, as well as a full compliment of other digital devices. Each Voltaic bag includes a set of 11 adaptors for interfacing with the most popular cell phones and digital devices. A full range of optional adaptors for nearly any electronic device is available here. Securely embedded in an exterior panel of each bag are 3 lightweight, tough and waterproof photo-voltaic (solar) panels which are arrayed to generate up to 4 full watts of power. An internal Li-Ion battery pack stores the power generated by the panels, so it’s available when you need it – not just when the Sun is shining.
Bedol Water Powered Clock. Don’t be fooled by the fun look of this clock. It has a serious side, too. It can actually help save the planet. Powered by a splash of water and a dash of salt, it keeps perfect time with no batteries. Sounds like magic, but its just simple science. Electrodes harvest energy from the water.
A clock that improves the environment inside and out. We also recommend that cut a lemon in half and squeeze some lemon juice into the water tank. This procedure will enhance the power generated by the clock and make it work more efficiently.