5 Tips For Designing A Healthier Office

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When you hear the word “office”, healthy environment is not the first thing that comes to your mind. Most people would find those two concepts to be quite contrastive. The office always operates in a rush. It is associated with nervousness, lack of proper communication between co-workers, and most of all, with immobility. However, the modern time demands sharp criticism of such working conditions and urges us to introduce dramatic changes into this, extremely important, aspect of our lives. Therefore, let us present you to a number of useful tips for making your working environment as healthy and friendly as it can get.

Make your co-workers your new best friends

They are already experiencing as much pain as you are, why not openly share it? Think about it. Who can understand you better than the people who are in the same mess as you are? You have the same tedious obligations, the same scolding boss, and probably the same health issues. I suggest you start a conversation with the co-worker you might not have had a chance to engage in a meaningful conversation. You can exchange the ideas concerning the working tasks for the current day, share the issues you have come across doing your job recently, or simply show your support by congratulating the colleague on a task well done. In a while, you will start to notice that your co-workers smile more than usual, and you will be encouraged to do the same.

Introduce your office to some plants

Whether you are an in-door or an out-door type of person, you cannot help but admit that a walk through a park is all you need to relax when having a bad day. Of course, no hard worker is able to leave his or her position when in need of this kind of relaxation. This is precisely why I recommend introducing some changes into the décor of your office. Considering the fact that you will be spending countless hours in it, you might as well make it pretty. Furthermore, it has been proven that green color can do a lot for your nerves, since it is the color that calms down. Of course, modesty is in order, and you should not overcrowd your office with a great number of plants, since you might lose too much space and, more importantly, too much oxygen.

Make the meetings as dynamic as possible

The idea of long hours spent in a chair does not sound attractive to anyone, especially when a meeting is in order, when all workers are more than welcome to give their valuable suggestions and opinions. After a while, it is inevitable to become drowsy. You will soon lose your focus and the meeting will not be as constructive as it should be. Instead of truly helping to develop the company by giving useful ideas, you will be eager to leave the meeting as soon as possible. This can easily be stopped by introducing the stand-up meetings. Make an experiment, give it a try. You might be surprised by how much good it can do to the group dynamics. Everyone will be more attentive, and the atmosphere will become more positive.

Let some air in-open the window

It is not too difficult to forget simple thing like drinking water, going on a break or opening a window when you get too engaged into your work. However, you must not forget one simple thing- we, the workers are, after all, only humans. We should not disregard our basic needs. Always keep in mind the idea that water, food and air are our fuel, and make sure you always have enough of them.

Choose furniture that is keeps your back safe

Since you will be spending a lot of time behind a desk make sure that your back and neck are well supported and that your computer screen is at the same height as your head. As far as desks are concerned, there is an excellent offer for height adjustable desks at Rockdale Office Furnishers in Sydney that is perfect for working while both sitting and standing and is able to accommodate different heights and preferences. The motto for this desk is: “Stand tall for healthy workplaces”. You can find more information at: http://www.rof.com.au/height-adjustable-desks/

I am sure you will all agree that these simple tips are applicable to every type of office. Do not hesitate to try them out. There must be at least one that will make your working hours more tolerable, if not even enjoyable.

Beautiful Living Room Wedding Décor Ideas

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An at home wedding is just perfect for a small, beautiful ceremony & reception. A main problem in holding a ceremony at home is having enough space. In case the living room is spacious, it’ll be great for a smaller ceremony. Décor will be the element which completely changes a familiar living space into a most beautiful wedding venue.

Tip 1

Cover all couches & loungers with beautifully white linens or linens in the colours of your wedding theme. That will definitely help change your living space into a sophisticated setting. That’ll protect your sofa from champagne and red vine too.

Tip 2

For a special ambiance, make sure you keep the living room lighting low & soft. Scattering a lot of lanterns along with decorative lighting is a great idea. So, try to be creative with the lighting and match them with other wedding accessories. Use crystal and sleek glass holders for a glamorous look, stone as well as wooden holders for a more traditional look or stainless-steel for a super stylish feel. And for a modern ceremony, use bolder lighting, for example tiny spotlights, candlelight or perhaps a fancy disco ball chandelier.

Tip 3

Run a blue or yellow piece of fabric down the intended aisle for the wedding procession. Line the runner with lace for a romantic touch. Most importantly, don’t forget to scatter red and white rose petals on the floor, concentrating on the place where your wedding vows will be made.

Tip 3

The flowers should not be subtle, but bold. You should add a flower arrangement where you will exchange wedding vows.

Tip 4

Use a stereo draped with white or lace linen and put a floral arrangement on it. In case you have enough space for a live combo, designate a corner of your den for the band, set away from your guests.

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Victorian Style Living Rooms

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The Victorians deserve credit for introducing a style that allowed them to have warm and cozy homes and thus conveyed their interest in maintaining households.

Entire house, as well as living room itself, was decorated in such a fashion that it made the ceilings look lower and the room smaller, thus creating a very intimate atmosphere. These days the style would look a bit odd but many householders are keen to revive that Victorian look. Though the idea may not work very well with houses having modern designs, apartments would look nice and warm, more so with furnishings in Victorian styles. The Victorian style patronized a limited number of colors, comprising mostly of reds, greens, purple, salmon pink and lilac.

One reason for that could be the non-availability of the range of colors that we get these days, thus colors like sunshine yellows and white were not at all patronized. Their choice of using rich and dark colors didn’t essentially result to having gloomy interiors. Those looking to having something similar can still have that feel of spaciousness and good lighting.

Victorian Wall Treatment: The customary way of decorating living room in Victorian times consisted of dividing the wall area into quite a few parts.

*Pine was the wood used most frequently and it was always painted with skirting board as deep as sixteen inches and was painted in colors contrasting to the wall above. Check out for more interesting paint ideas here.

*Wallpaper would be used to cover the area from the skirting board to the dado rail. The designs would be deeply textured. Finally, it was given a coat of shimmering gloss paint. These days, people may not like to have the walls of the living room covered with glossy paint.Yet, plain colored wallpaper with an appealing design should look good. It would be interesting to know that originally a dado rail comprised of molded wood that was attached to the wall at a suitable height so that the backs of chairs wouldn’t hit against the wall and spoil the same. Now it has become a design feature and can be fixed at any appropriate height, usually four feet from floor gives best results.

*The dado rail would customarily be painted to match the wall beneath it or the skirting board. The space above the dado rail would be covered with wallpaper having colored patterns. Usually, the Victorian décor patronized botanical themes that had leafy floral designs. As an extension of the same theme you may have a floral wallpaper, else have one depicting plants on a white background that goes well with the paper beneath the dado rail. In case the room is small, care should be taken to have smaller designs, else the room will give crowded looks.

*The wallpaper would go up till it met the picture rail. As a matter of fact, it was just a strip of molded wood that was painted to go with the wall above and it went around all the walls of the room at the height of the door frame. They would hang pictures using strings that were attached to hooks on the picture railing.

*Space between the ceiling and the picture rail could be filled with anything. It could have more moldings, coving, a relief frieze, cornices and even more of floral wallpaper in a design different from the one beneath it.

*Victorian ceilings had dark cream paints. If you like to have more light reflecting back, let the ceiling have an off white paint and continue with the same shade down till you reach the picture railing.