With more than 40% of Americans working remotely, there is an increasing trend to create outdoor lounge spaces that double as work spaces. Create an outdoor office with a comfortable space that encourages concentration.
1. Choose patio furniture. When creating your outdoor workspace, you have the flexibility to get creative and build a setting that reflects your personal style. However, comfortability and productivity remain key. Select cushioned chairs and tables sufficient for a work space.
2. Create a ceiling. One of the hardest parts of working outside on your laptop is the glare. Block the sun’s rays and other elements by creating a ceiling with an umbrella. English Gardens carries many sizes of patio and garden umbrellas, including classic styles in 6-ft., 7.5-ft and 9-ft sizes, cantilever umbrellas in 10-ft, 11-ft and 13-ft. sizes, rectangular umbrellas in 8-ft by 10-ft or 8-ft b 11-ft. Special orders are also available.
3. Add ambience. Many people use music to fuel their creativity and concentration. Use the Treasure garden Luna Umbrella Light with Bluetooth Speaker to play ambient sound. Plus, when your work hours extend into the evening, the lights provide a soft glow. When working for extended periods of time, it’s important to take breaks and refuel. Enjoy refreshments in style with colorful tableware in shatter-proof melamine resembling fine china to enhance your snacking experience.
4. Incorporate plants to increase concentration. Studies have proven that house plants reduce stress, boost your mood and improve concentration and productivity by up to 15%. Place potted house plants, such as succulents, on your patio table to increase concentration while providing them a dose of bright light. Introduce larger plants, such as the Ficus Lyrata, to add interest and height.
For assistance in creating your ideal outdoor environment, visit the experts at English Gardens patio shops.