Improve the Visual Appearance of Your Office by Implementing These Décor Ideas
Are you getting bored with your office? Too many offices are drab and uninspiring. Why not upgrade your space with some new interior design features?
But where do you start? What can actually make your office space better for you and your employees? What décor upgrades are both functional and stylish?
We’ve assembled some of our favourite office décor ideas that will take your space to the next level. Read on to learn more.
Greenery isn’t just for the outdoors. It will improve the aesthetic of your office immensely and it may even improve your productivity.
Indoor plants are fantastic for your office’s air quality. Many indoor plants are also easy to maintain so you don’t have to worry about them being a hassle. But what types of plants should you display?
For people who aren’t super experienced with plants, it’s best to start with sturdy options that don’t require any special care. Snake plants and money trees are great examples of plants that look nice and are durable enough to withstand the occasional missteps of new plant owners.
Monsteras are popular large plants that do well indoors with proper sunlight. They’re a bit harder to care for, but they’re beautiful and they really brighten up a room.
Consider going to your local plant shop and talking to the workers about the light conditions in your office and your experience with plants. They should be able to make some helpful suggestions.
What’s more soothing in an office than the sound of running water? Water features are unconventional in modern offices, but not unheard of. If you know that the sound of water will help you relax and focus on your work, what’s stopping you?
There are plenty of options for indoor water features that will make a huge impact. For example, water walls in office settings are perfect for anyone who loves an elegant water feature that’s sure to be noticed. Large aquarium tanks can have a similar effect (though they are, of course, more work and not appropriate for every office setting).
Small desktop fountains are ideal for smaller offices. They’re easy to clean and your employees can even customise their own spaces with them.
If you can introduce more natural light into your office or find a way to maximise the natural light that’s already there, do so! The more natural light you have, the better your office will look.
According to Harvard Business Review, natural light is the #1 perk that employees are looking for in the office. It’s great for employee productivity, your own productivity, and the moods of everyone in the office.
If you’re not doing a full renovation, creating more natural light might seem impossible. After all, you can’t increase the size of your windows or knock down a wall, so what can you do?
There are several ways to take advantage of the natural light you already have.
Start by making an effort to not hide any windows with furniture. If there’s furniture near a window, it must be short enough that it doesn’t block the light. It’s also a good idea to place seats and desks near windows so employees have more access to natural light.
Swap heavy curtains or blinds with sheer alternatives. You can still provide shades so employees can block the sun if they want to, but the default should be a bright and sunny space.
Use mirrors strategically around the office to reflect light and bounce it around the room. This will make the room seem brighter (and larger).
Flexible Seating Pods
Flexible seating pods are both aesthetically pleasing and functional in an office. They’re hot in the world of modern office design, so why not use them to build the perfect office?
Flexible seating pods are an alternative to traditional seating arrangements with desks and cubicles. While some people work well in those seating arrangements, they’re visually boring and not great for employee productivity and creativity.
With flexible seating pods, you’ll have a variety of different seating areas that serve different purposes. There may be a long desk with office chairs for meetings, small desks for employees working in groups, a comfortable area for employees who are taking breaks or prefer a more casual setting, and some independent areas for solitary employees who are trying to focus.
These flexible seating pods add variety to an office space and they make a workplace look more modern.
A Statement Wall
Are you tired of your plain walls? Introduce a statement wall too, well, make a statement.
A statement wall is one wall that looks different from the others. It can be fairly plain or over-the-top depending on your personal aesthetic taste. Some people prefer to just have one wall painted a different colour while others like to go all-out with interesting designs or gallery walls.
A statement wall will break up the monotony of your office space. Use it wisely. Consider putting it in a sitting area or anywhere that customers or clients would potentially see upon entering the office.
If you’re unable to paint due to the terms of your lease, you could use peel-and-stick wallpaper instead. This will also open up plenty of options for fun statement wall designs.
Why not incorporate some local artwork into your office? This is a great way to improve its overall visual appearance.
Buy art from local artists to both support your community and freshen up your interior design. Art will give your office a much-needed pop of colour and you can introduce your employees to art that was made right in your city.
You can even cycle the artwork out every season and pick a new artist to feature. This will keep your space fresh and employees will love seeing the new artwork. It will also give clients something fun to look at!
These Décor Ideas Will Improve Your Office
If your office needs a serious makeover, consider some of these décor ideas. Mix and match them so you can create your ideal office space. You deserve an office you love!
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