As your business improves, so should the design layout of the office. It may have seemed cost efficient and maybe even ‘cool’ to use a dreary, cramped office when your business first began. But now that you are making money, your office should change for the better. Your clients and guests will judge your business by the looks of your office. Therefore, consider the following tips to give your office a professional makeover:
1. Remove Bright Colors
The formal and professional look that most stylish offices have is given by bold colors and hues. Therefore, instead of choosing bright and lively colors for your office, try using dark and muted colors like black, brown, cream and muddy yellow. You can still use bright accents if you wish do. Do not buy furniture in bright colors. If your company logo contains bright colors, find innovative ways to incorporate that color into the design layout without compromising formality.
2. Pay Attention to the Light
You should be able to control the amount of light that comes into the office for decorative as well as practical reasons. Use venetian blinds or decorative windows film to create privacy barriers and allow in plenty of sunlight whenever needed. Sometimes you will need plenty of light in the room, and other times, like when there’s a presentation, you will need to dim the light. The above mentioned methods will help you achieve this.
3. Hang Up Artwork
Don’t leave walls bare or full of advertising posters. That is unsightly. Add a dash of elegance to your formal office with several eye-catching pieces of artwork. Don’t go overboard here, however. Usually, one or two pieces of artwork is enough per room. If your business is in the art or design industry, you can hang up more pieces showcasing your work.
4. Use Inconspicuous Security Methods
Well, a good security system is always inconspicuous. But, most modern security systems leave the basics out. Cameras are visible in full display for window aren’t protected. Use decorative windows film to keep prying eyes and harmful UV rays out of your office. Hang up flower pots in front of cameras outside to keep them out of the view (but make sure not to obstruct the view for the camera). Likewise, you can use ingenious arty ideas to hide security features like locks and alarms.
Also, don’t hesitate in incorporate as many natural design elements as possible in your office. Use flower vases to liven up rooms, and try to get ornaments sourced sustainably from nature, like sea shells that wash ashore or beautiful dead tree branches waxed for showcasing.