Working under the direct glare of harsh, overhead lighting is a sure way to discourage productivity. Lamps with shades and floor lamps that shine in an upward direction are great for providing sufficient ambient lighting. They create a soft glow and don’t cast shadows.
You’ll likely use this room to work on your computer, file paperwork, and sign documents. Tasks like these are focus-intensive and require a reliable, defined light source. An adjustable desk lamp is ideal for the job so that you can direct the light source exactly where you need it. If you have multiple workstations in the room then consider a dedicated task light for each.
Task lighting and ambient lighting are essential for creating a productive work space but don’t forget to incorporate decorative lighting to add a bit of personality to the room. You may also want to consider highlighting your favorite piece of artwork or photographs on your wall with accent lighting.
Natural light is great for stimulating the senses and increasing productivity, but it can also be a problem. If you have a window in your office, position your computer screen in front of it. Sunlight streaming in from behind you will create an unwelcome glare.
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