HOW TO TURN YOUR OFFICE INTO A SPACE YOU LOVE
On average, we spend around 32 hours in our offices and workplaces per week. That means it’s important to make your working environment one that you love being in for such a substantial portion of your week. Whatever your business, we know that it’s essential for your office to draw the line between being a great working environment and a space that truly speaks to your brand values. That’s why we want to share our top tips on creating your perfect office space.
CONSIDER YOUR INDUSTRY
First thing’s first, your office should communicate your professional persona. Considering your industry is the first step in making sure you get your design just right. If you don’t, you could end up with a space that communicates the wrong messages about your business.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLOURS
Colours have a big impact on our psychology, productivity and creativity, which means they’re imperative when it comes to designing your office space. This doesn’t have to mean a complete overhaul of your décor, but some well-placed blues, greens and yellows might be the key to creating a calming, collaborative atmosphere in which you and your employees can thrive.
BRING IN SOME GREENERY
Bringing the outside in is a great way to add some colour into your space, and it’s also on trend this year. Incorporating some natural elements into your design can aid productivity, emotional well-being, stress reduction and learning; all elements that are crucial for a thriving workforce. Living walls are a great way to achieve this, as well as adding a modern, forward-thinking image, but if you’re not ready for that kind of greenery, a well-placed architectural plant or two could have the desired effect.
DON’T FORGET THE LIGHTING
Lighting is one of the most essential things to get right when it comes to office interiors, particularly if you and your employees spend a lot of time at the computer. Poor lighting can cause headaches, eyestrain and fatigue, and it can detract from the potential of your space. Where you can, incorporate plenty of natural light, but failing that, make sure your space is light and bright to increase productivity and give your space a professional, welcoming feel.
WHAT’S YOUR CULTURE?
If you want to encourage or transform your organisational culture, your office space is the place to start. Make sure your space is as open plan as possible, and designate spaces where employees can get some headspace, work collaboratively and have some downtime. This will inevitably improve your office culture, making you, your workforce and your customers happier and more productive.
STICK TO THE TRENDS
If you’re still looking for inspiration, current trends could provide you with the starting point you need. When designing a space that works for you, we take current trends into account as well as luxury aesthetics and your key brand values and USPs to create timeless design that’s true to your brand.
Every project is important to us. Whether you’ve got a big idea or would like some creative direction, we’d be delighted to hear from you. Get in touch today.