Office interior design represents a significant investment,
so it pays to give it some serious thought before you get to work on refurbing
the working space. If you want to make your office more productive, more open
to collaboration, more appealing to prospective employees and clients, or all
of the above, there are some interior design golden rules you’d be wise to
A well-designed office may cost more money initially but get
it right and the many benefits will save you money in the long run.
Not all small companies can afford to bring in the commercial
decorating Suffolk experts, so we have put these tips together to
help you get the basics right!
Hide the wires
Tangled wires can make an office look cluttered and messy.
With computers, fans, printers, additional monitors and all the other
electrical devices used in the office, eliminating wires from desktops and
meeting rooms can seem like an impossible task at first.
Thankfully, there’s an increasing range of clean, simple
solutions you can use to keep this trip hazard out of sight and out of mind,
including cord clips, trunking and simply painting over them.
areas for collaboration
With the increase in wireless technology and the emphasis on
collaboration, creativity and innovation in many smaller businesses, it’s
important to create a designated and relaxed area where workers can come
This could be a room full of quirky work stations with
bean-bag seating, or a room with chalkboard paint on the wall – the
possibilities are endless!
Embrace the natural
One of the most important considerations in successful
office interior design is the use of natural light. A lack of natural light
impacts mood and productivity, yet it is too often overlooked. There are
numerous amounts of studies that show how natural light improves productivity and
employee well-being and reduces the amount of complaints like eye fatigue and
headaches. Perhaps it’s time to cut the glare from the lights and make use of
windows, skylights and glass divisions.
Invest in furniture
Even when budgets are tight, it’s important to avoid budget
furniture. With so many hours spent in the office, cheap chairs and desks will
soon show signs of wear. There are also health benefits associated with
spending just a little bit more, with back pain, general discomfort and lack of
productivity all associated with uncomfortable chairs.
Add some colour
The usual advice is to keep the walls neutral,
but when you’re spending eights hours in the office a day, why not treat
them to a little colour? Orange and reds help to boost energy, pale
blue can improve focus and green can make your team feel comfortable, calm and