There is something so refreshing about the energy that January brings. Something about turning the page on a fresh new year leaves us wanting to bring new life into different areas of our lives, including our spaces.
Whether you are working from home, the office, or a beach in Hawaii, we hope that these tips add some brightness to your day and bring a smile. BONUS – scroll to the bottom for free, downloadable desktop + mobile wallpapers.
Here at Cameron’s, we’re firm believers that with fresh coffee and a fresh workspace, you can do just about anything. Below are 5 ways that you can brighten your WFH space in 2022.
1. Add more color
For us, color sparks joy and optimism. It’s one of the main reasons that you’ll find our coffee packaged in bright, cheerful colors and the walls of our office in Shakopee, MN covered in lime green and bright blue. Incorporating colorful art and objects is a wonderful way to brighten your WFH space and turn it into a place of joy and inspiration. Grab some flowers from the grocery store and put them in a colorful vase, or dig out that bright funky coffee mug to put your pens in, or print some colorful inspirational quotes and hang them on the wall. Psstt… if you’re looking for some inspiration, find some favorites from fellow Cameron’s fans here.
2. Bring some nature into your space
Have you ever noticed that taking a break to get outside, even for just a few minutes, instantly leaves you refreshed and invigorated? Depending where you live this might not be AS enjoyable in January (😉), but you get the point. Bringing in some hints of nature can instantly brighten your WFH space on even the coldest of days. Not to mention the added benefits that come from house plants – like air purification, stress reduction, etc. Some of our favorite desk plants are The Sill Snake Plant, Proflowers Succulent Trio and Urban Stems Aloe Vera Plant.
3. Upgrade your desk chair
We know that our favorite spot to savor a smooth cup of coffee is from our best, most cozy armchair. You know the one we’re talking about. The one that is broken in just perfectly and almost feels like a warm, welcoming hug as you sink in. Why not bring that same energy to your desk chair? Swap out your daily seat for something that makes you excited to get into each morning – the brighter and cozier, the better!
4. Always keep a fresh cup of coffee brewing
Okay okay, we admit that we may be a little biased with this one… but just hear us out! While this might not be an official way to brighten your workspace, the smell of coffee alone is said to stimulate creativity and productivity. Not to mention the mood boost that comes with taking a sip. If you ask us, that’s reason alone to always have a fresh pot on hand. If you can’t keep the java brewing all day – incorporate some other scents that you enjoy. Your favorite candle, a diffuser, or some flowers.
5. Switch Up Your Desktop Wallpaper
Opening your computer or phone to something that immediately sparks joy is the best reminder you that you’ve got this. In the spirit of starting fresh, Cameron’s made some mobile and desktop backgrounds for our favorite fans. Whether you are working from home, the office, or a beach in Hawaii, we hope that these little reminders add some brightness to your day and bring a smile.
Sometimes it’s the little things, like your favorite cup of coffee in the morning, that remind you that the mug is half full if you look at it just right.
Here are some custom wallpapers because we all deserve a little more cheer in the New Year!