If you have enough room, it's a good idea to create a corner in your workspace where you can take a break and chat with clients, partners or friends about any ideas or thoughts you have. It's easy to make it a bright and relaxing spot with the clever use of textiles: throw rugs, floor rugs, cushions and bright curtains can really lift the mood. Photo: Ikea
Human beings spend a large portion of their lives working. The actual hours the average person spends earning a living would make your head spin ... so we won't go into that.
But that's why it's important to make your workplace a wonderful place to be. Whether you're working from home or in an office environment, the place where you toil should be a space the inspires and encourages productivity.
Click through the image gallery above for some great ways to personalise and brighten your workspace so it's a fun and functional place to be.
Hot tip: if you can, add a plant or some fresh cut flowers to your desk. It's scientifically proven that it reduces stress and increases productivity.