The upcoming year have many of us starting anew and looking for ways to freshen up our office. And like most things, we want our workspace to look and feel better, as well as work more efficiently for our needs. These great interior design office tips not only help revamp and elevate your office space, but truly are more practical than you’d think — and incredibly simple to incorporate.
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Photo: ODS Artiv Workstation
Interior Design Office Tips
Boring office environments should fade away because there are tremendous options available to design a workplace that reflects your brand. Don’t worry about busting budgets since modular furnishings make it possible to start small and expand as needed.
An office that’s planned well can boost morale and be a key to retaining top talent. This leads to greater productivity and profitability.
But how do you capture the best interior?
Plan the Area
The first of these interior design office tips is planning. Take note of the personnel, their tasks, and how often they’re in the office. Who works full-time, in-office, and who works a hybrid schedule of working in the office and working remotely?
List your needs including:
- The number of workstations
- Flexible meeting areas
- Communication plans with remote workers
Photo: Deskmaker Catalina Storage
Don’t cram an area with furniture; leave open space where possible. This acts like white space on a website to draw people in.
Reflect Your Brand
Designing your office is a reflection of your brand. If you’re a professional firm, you don’t need to be stiff and formal, but you should inspire confidence in your staff and clients who come to visit.
Begin the moment the office door is opened. Make sure the first impressions in the reception area and foyer are well received. Use furnishings that are welcoming so they don’t have the appearance of barriers.
Photo: Global Adaptabilities Reception Desk
Look at the DeskMakers Overture Reception Desk as an example of a light color that also brings a unique wood look into the office.
Have comfortable seating arrangements for visitors who need to wait.
You can also check out 2010 Office Furniture’s Office Inspirations page to see how colors, placement of cubicles, and open plan benching impact the surroundings, in conjunction with these interior design office tips.
Light Up Your Spaces
One of the most important interior design office tips is to address your office lighting.
Stream as much natural light as possible. Enlarge windows, use skylights, or create outdoor spaces on patios and balconies.
Natural light is proven to boost morale, aid employees in being as productive as possible, and helping them to sleep well at night.
Photo: Koncept Gravy Desk Light
A well-lit office is part of the overall use of ergonomics. Check for the best lighting accessories so sore and tired eyes don’t become problems.
Desk lamps, floor lamps, and LED concept lights like the Koncept Mr. GO! Lantern, with a curved light handle, provide the right amount of light at the workstation. You can easily move it around the office or to a common waiting area.
Use Natural Materials
Compact offices can be inviting and reflect a brand just like their sprawling corporate counterparts. Eye-catching concepts bring greenery into the office in unique ways like the Nevins Bio Canvas Frame. It’s a maintenance-free collection of moss, bark, and stone on easy-to-install frames.
Photo: Nevins Bio Canvas
Incorporate Green Office design to bring more of nature into the work setting, known as biophilic design. The concept isn’t new; think back to the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. This design helps us renew and rekindle our connection to nature.
Get more ideas and learn from a retail tea shop in Brazil that’s home to a popular brand. The shop uses plenty of natural materials and items like rope on the staircase, as seen on Dezeen.com.
Have a Health-Conscious Focus
Today’s offices can promote employee health through the use of specialty fabrics and plenty of accessories that reduce the spread of harmful bacteria. An example is the Social Distancing Office using antimicrobial fabrics, countertop shields, and privacy screens.
Photo: Enwork Deskwrap Screen
Freestanding screens come in a variety of heights and hues.
Plywood is well-known in residential construction for walls and as decking on roofs, but you can also use plywood to create stylish offices as seen in the article Ten stylish plywood interiors that give the material a luxurious upgrade.
Create benches or increase your storage using plywood.
The material can act as a warm space divider and sound barrier. Decorate using hanging baskets filled with indoor plants, decorate the wood with fabrics, or both.
Get in Touch for Interior Design Office Tips
Get input on your potential design or re-design with a commitment-free consultation. Our team at 2010 Office Furniture has decades of experience advising and supplying major corporations, leading universities, and small businesses throughout the Los Angeles basin, Orange County and the Inland Empire.
Contact us for more interior design office tips and share your questions. We’re happy to help!
Read Also: Plan Your Office for the Employee Experience
Main Photo: Friant System 2 Screens
Resources & Special Thanks to Respective Product Manufacturers: Deskmakers, Enwork, Global, Koncept, Nevins & ODS