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Are you a passionate adventurer, or are you simply in love with everything nature? Do you find yourself daydreaming at work, wishing you were chasing that next waterfall? Are you constantly counting down the days until the weekend? Of course you are, you’re reading We Are Explorers!
And you’re not alone…
Our crew at Riptide love all things nature – we crave the weekend and we found ourselves wondering how we could inject a sense of nature and adventure into our everyday lives.
Short of quitting our jobs for a life outdoors, we found that surrounding ourselves with unique, incredible photos helped scratch the ol’ adventure itch. We soon realised how enjoyable it was to come in on a Monday morning and have a print up on the desk. We loved even more that we could come home and see some of our favourite shots up on the wall while we studied, cooked and cleaned.
We even drew inspiration from the prints on our walls when planning the next adventure.
Since hanging some wall art we’ve noticed significant improvements in our mood and motivation – we feel motivated to work harder so we can enjoy our well-deserved time off.
We reckon adding wall art to the house or workplace is a flawless idea, here’s why:
It Completes The Room
Take some time now to think about some of the places you spend most of your time – your current workspace or the place you currently live in. Chances are that these spaces have a few naked walls, which can often feel unfinished… maybe a few pieces of nature wall art is exactly what they need.
We found that adding a piece of wall art lightens up a room and helps pull together what would have otherwise felt like an incomplete space. It’s the finishing touch that takes a space from simply “functional” to a home.
It Boosts Productivity
According to Dr Knight, who has studied the psychology of working environments for the last 15 years, “There is a real tendency to opt for sanitised, lean workspaces, designed to encourage staff to just get on with their work and avoid distraction,”.
However, no scientists in the world have agreed that this approach boosts productivity or makes for happier workers – in fact, they say the opposite: “A bright creative workspace can make employees more productive, lower stress and increase wellbeing… If you enrich a space people feel much happier and work better; a very good way of doing this is by using art.”
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We couldn’t agree with this more. From our personal experience, we found that adding just one small print to our work desk, led to us feeling less stressed, more productive and downright happier during the working week.
It’s Tax Deductible
This is one’s an added bonus. According to the accountants over at Michael Fox, “Each artwork purchased by a small business to a value of less than $20,000 may be eligible for a complete tax deduction, subject to 4 criteria:
- The artwork must be tangible; (tick)
- Capable of being moved; (tick)
- Purchased with the dominant purpose of display in a business premise; (tick)
- Not be trading stock.” (and tick)
How good is that?! Make an investment into a long-lasting piece of art that’s going to improve workplace efficiency, lower stress and increase overall happiness, and you can write it off on tax? Seems like a no-brainer.
Bringing It All Together
There’s no doubt that wall art can add many benefits to a home or workplace. Need some inspiration? Check out our guide to different wall art ideas! We’d love for you to see how your perception, mood and outlook shift, simply surrounding yourself with your real passions in life – the things that make you happy.