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7 Ways To Improve Your Home Office

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7 Ways To Improve Your Home Office

 

In 2020 many people have transitioned from working at the office to working from home. If you were one of them, check out some ideas to make your home office more productive and comfortable.

 

1-  Lightning :

Natural light makes space feel bigger—which is always great for any space, especially small ones.

The character and quality of lighting in your workspace can help increase your productivity. Poor lighting can reduce your energy, dampen morale, produce eyestrain and headaches, and ultimately impair your ability to work effectively.

Look for ways to diffuse the ambient light that will illuminate your office space. Lampshades soften and scatter otherwise harsh light, while an upward-shining floor lamp bounces the light off of walls and ceilings. The goal is to illuminate the entire space without creating undue glare and contrast while avoiding casting shadows.

Bright office

 

 

2- Office Chair:

You spend hours seating in your office chair; a beautiful, ergonomically correct, comfortable seat is worth every dime.

A  good chair provides proper lumbar and pelvic support which results in your back muscles being less stressed. Unfortunately, many chairs do not offer adequate support, and that combined with long durations of sitting down at work, explains why people who sit all day have about as much lower back pain as people who spend most of their time in a standing position.

With lumbar and pelvic support comes better posture, better breathing, and less fatigue, so do yourself a favor and give your work chair a good hard look and see how it measures up.

 

 

Brown Office Chair

 

3- View:

Position the desk where you can stare at something more interesting than a blank wall (even if you do love the color) when you glance up from the computer. A window’s natural light is ideal, but if you’re in a windowless space, hang a pretty picture above the desk, or position your chair to face the door.
Longer distance views, away from computer screens or written documents, allow the eyes to adjust and re-focus, which reduces fatigue, headaches, and the effects of eye strain in the long term. Views also have a positive impact on wellbeing, in part by providing a psychological connection with other groups of people while in a safe space.

Computer by window

 

 

 

4- Space:

Having enough space is key to being productive. Working in a clustered space causes you to be more stressed and does not allow you to think clearly.

One of the best ideas to create more space in a home office is to use the full height of your wall. Install shelving that goes high up, stack your drawers, and make use of the space below the desk. By building vertically instead of horizontally, you’re still using the same amount of floor space in your home while optimizing storage space, keeping everything you need nearby. 

home office with brown desk and white cabinets

 

 

5- Wall color:

You need a color that gets your work motor humming. For some people, that’s a bright, cheery color like orange or lime green. Others need a calming shade like botanical green or sea foam blue to perform.

Here are some of the best office colors:

  • Blue: The color blue stimulates the mind, leading to more productivity. The hues of the blue color palette are ideal for staying focused in repetitive industries. Accounting offices often use blue paint colors to increase productivity and keep their employees focused.
  • Yellow: Yellow stimulates emotion, which makes it an ideal color for creative industries. It also evokes feelings of happiness and can brighten spirits.
  • Green: We may think of green as the color of money, and in a way it is. Green is all about balance, calmness, and reassurance. So if you work in the financial industry, green works well at your office color.
  • Gray: Gray falls between black and white which gives off a neutral mood. There are different hues and shades of gray which evoke different psyches.
  • Off-White: White may have a clinical appearance, but a soft off-white, like Pointing by Farrow & Ball in an eggshell finish will soften the look of true white. It’s easy to decorate and design around, given its warmth yet clean appearance.

 

blue wall home office

 

 

6-Plants:

According to a study conducted at Washington State University, the presence of plants in an office environment reduced workers’ blood pressure and increases task completion speeds by 12%. Workers also reported that they felt more attentive when plants were present.

Plants help with loneliness, anxiety, and depression. Caring for, or just being in the company of another living thing gives us purpose and it can be very rewarding—especially when you see your plants growing, thriving, and blooming.

Natural greenery triggers comfort in your brain. Much like going for a walk outside clears your mind, bringing houseplants into your work area creates a space that is soothing to be in and more comfortable overall.

 

white wall with green plants

 

7- Add a couch:

Having a comfortable couch in your home office makes your office feel cozier and more relaxing.

Couches are also great for work breaks- taking a quick nap or reading a book for a few minutes can be great a way to give you more energy for when you go back to work.

home office with bookshelves and couch

 

 

 

 

Ready to transform your home office? At TruLine Painting, we have transformed many home offices all over San Diego and we are here to help!

Email us at info@trulinepaintinginc.com or call us at 619.663.5878 for a free estimate!

 

8 Reasons Why You Should Hire A Company To Install Your Holiday Lights

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Installing Holidays Lights Might Be Harder Than You Thought!

 

Here are 8 reasons why you should hire a company to install your holiday’s lights:

 

1- Safety:

According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas lights cause 40% of Christmas tree fires, and overall decorations caused more than 15,000 injuries resulting in an emergency room visit with falls being the highest at 34%, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

dangerous holiday lights

2- Time:

There are many reasons someone might choose to hire a company to install their holiday lights, but usually, the biggest reason is the time.

Save yourself time and have more time to enjoy the holidays this year. When you hire us to install your lights, you get more time to spend actually enjoying the Holidays, and less time worrying about tangled lights and falling out of ladders.

clock

 

3- Quality:

We use the highest quality lights for all of our holiday light displays.

This means that they are more durable and brighter Christmas lights, as well as, fuller and longer-lasting garland and wreaths. The quality of lighting and holiday decorations we offer are hands-down better than what you will find at any retail store.

bad and good quality lights

 

4- Customization:

Everyone has a different idea for their holiday lights. That is why you can provide early estimate/installation, so we have time to make sure your lights are exactly the way you wanted them to be.

When installing lights, it’s important to take into consideration your landscaping, architecture, existing electrical infrastructure, and more. That is why our crews are experts in finding the best design for your house.

San Diego holiday lights

5- Installation:

Our friendly Christmas light installation crews are professionally trained to install the lights with the utmost care.

They are trained to install your lights quickly, efficiently, and without any hassles. Your display is installed with property friendly clips and fasteners, all cords are safely and neatly hidden.

TruLine Painting christmas lights installation

 

6- Take- Down:

When the holidays are over and the in-laws have gone home, the last thing you want to do is deal with taking down your holiday lights.

When the end of the holidays comes, our crew will be back to your house to take down your lights with the same attention to detail and care as your installation. Keep your ladders, mittens, and gloves- we’ve got your take-down covered.

TruLine Painting Christmas lights removal

 

7- Storage:

After take-down, we safely package all your lights in an easy-to-find and organized way. Before each year’s installation, we test ALL lights before installation to confirm everything is working up to its optimum performance.

christmas lights storage

 

8- Weather:

San Diego has amazing weather most of the year, but when winter comes, it can get pretty cold too.

Going outdoors to install lights anytime after October can be tricky. Not to mention the longer you wait, the colder it’s going to get. Stay warm and cozy inside and let us do the hard work while you stay inside and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate!

couple watching television and drinking hot chocolate

 

 

 

It’s just not holidays without holiday lights. They make everything more festive and fun. Don’t miss out because you’re too busy, bad weather, or for safety reasons.

 

 

Ready to install your holiday lights? At TruLine painting, we are specialized in holiday lights installation all over San Diego.

Email us with photos of your home for a free estimate!

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42 of the Best Home Painting Trends of 2020

By | Paint Colors, Uncategorized

Home Painting Trends 2020

2020 is here, and it is full of exciting home painting trends! You may be wondering,  “what’s in style for paint colors?”, well lucky for you there are 42 home painting color trends that we are most excited for at TruLine Painting.

Look no further than the 2020 Sherwin-Williams Colormix Forecast.

This new forecast highlights 42 colors and spans six awe-inspiring palettes and perfectly describes the top interior colors for 2020. Drawing inspirations from the cosmos, the wild-west, nature, bohemian culture, and everything in between, these six palettes have a lot to offer. Sherwin Williams has always been a leader in home painting trends

Fair warning after reading this post, you may get the insatiable urge to paint your entire house. So, if that’s alright with you, why don’t we take a deeper look into paint colors that are trending in 2020.

Aficionado

painting color trends aficionado Influences: Reading nooks, British accents, tweedy menswear, ‘60s nostalgia

Talk about a nostalgia trip! This palette is ideal for an office setting or a relaxing space where you can enjoy your favorite book. “With copper and gold anchored by merlot and deep, dark gray, these tailored tones make everything impeccable, tasteful, and elegant,” says Sherwin-Williams of the Aficionado palette.

sherwin williams aficionado palette

Enthusiast

sherwin williams enthusiast Influences: maximalism, cozy chaos, over-the-top-opulence, more is more

Talk about energetic! With so many bold, vivid pops of color, the Enthusiast palette is perfect for the passionate and eclectic person who has a calling to be unique. Sherwin Williams described this palette as made for someone who “embraces the details and creates scene-stealing worlds that burst with beauty.” If you ask me, this palette is excellent for the creative-type or world traveler who needs continuous inspiration.

sherwin williams enthusiast

Naturalist

Sherwin Williams NaturalistInfluences: forest mushrooms, botanical prints, butterfly collections, terrariums.

The naturalist palette is a breath of fresh air in a busy world. With tones ranging from mushroom to leafy green to bright floral pink, the naturalist palette will have you feeling like you’ve taken a trip to your personal Zen garden. “With roots in the forest, this palette’s colorful tendrils grew in hothouses and conservatives until they become these lush, sophisticated tones.” Naturalist is the perfect palette to accentuate natural light while making any room feel instantly brighter.

Raconteur

Sherwin Williams RaconteurInfluences: desert oases, global style, luxury safaris, spice markets

Raconteur is an atlas of colors that can place you in some of the worlds most exotic places. Each color tells its own story as you feel the worldly energy embody your space. Sherwin Williams says this palette considers everything from the ancient ages and translates it into a rich modern palette. Just one look at this palette will have you feeling like you’ve been all around the world.

Sherwin Williams Raconteur Palette

Wanderer

Sherwin Williams WandererInfluences: carefree bohemian, modern cowgirl, unbridled adventure, southwestern twist

Taking inspiration from the endless blue horizon and subtle earthy colors of the high plains and desert, the wanderer is your ticket to the wild-west. “Sun-washed and warm, this palette can be seen in the baked clay canyons, worn leather, and woven wool blankets,” says Sherwin Williams. This palette plays very well on subtle earth colors with vivid pops of deep blue.

Sherwin Williams Wanderer Palette

Shapeshifter

Sherwin Williams shapeshifter

Influences: rings of Saturn, artificial intelligence, spiritualism, healing energy

“Visionary and creative, this palette reaches into the cosmos and returns with a whole universe of inspiration. Atmospheric wisps of colors, grounded by deep, dark blues, capture the unique space between technology and spirituality” says Sherwin Williams. Shapeshifter is a beautiful mixture of Zen and modern and is indeed unlike anything we’ve seen before. With deep, vivid tones, you can’t help but feel sucked into this palettes simplistic beauty.

2020 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year

Cavern Clay – SW 7701 (290-C6)

Whats the most popular paint color of 2020? According to Sherwin Williams, it is Cavern Clay. “Ancient, yet fully alive. Bohemian, yet totally refined. Forged by the sun. Fired by the desert”, says Sherwin Williams. Cavern Clay is a captivating color that will breath new life into any living space. It is perfect for bringing out natural furnishing including open floors, wood furniture, and southwestern interior design. It can also work well when integrating greenery into your living space.

These 4 colors will compliment Cavern Clay beautifully.

Color Snap Visualizer

Sherwin-Williams Color Snap VisualizerUnsure of what color might look best in your home? We recommend using the Sherwin-Williams Color Snap Visualizer. It will let you see any paint color on the wall with just a simple click. Click here to check it out!

There is even an app for Android and iOS for when you’re on the go. The app allows you to use features like color card scanning or the color matching tool. This tool will enable you to pinpoint colors in your photos to match with Sherwin-Williams products.

Feeling Inspired?

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We hope you found these palettes as inspiring as we did. If you’re looking for an experienced painting contractor in the San Diego County area to help transform your home, we hope you’ll consider TruLine Painting. Our 5-star customer experience guarantee backs our award-winning residential and commercial painting services. Whether it’s just a single bedroom or an entire home, we’d be thrilled to be a part of your next painting project.

To schedule your free estimate today, please fill out our online form here or give us a call at 619-663-5878.

 

Want further information on Color Trends? Our friends at TheMostChic curated the latest statistics on what paint colors are trending in 2020. Click here to read more!

Information and inspiration for this article was provided by Sherwin-Williams

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