The general truth is that no office needs to be dull, boring and old-fashioned. As such, business owners certainly have a big responsibility to make sure that their employees find their office space a great and interesting place to work in. One way to do this is to modernize the office’s interior design.
Even if you don’t have a big budget to give your office a more updated touch or image, there are certain modifications you can make to change the overall mood and output of the employees. These changes can also enhance the brand image you want to convey to your guests.
Below are some simple tips and ideas you can follow to modernize your office interior:
Give your office furniture and features some personal touch. Today, customizing interiors is increasingly demanded by many businesses to ensure that every element of their office is designed to reflect their brand. When you choose the right interior design company, you can design some of the furniture or features that you and your staff will have and use in your office. You can also have your employees design their own desks or cabinets to give these their personal touches. However, make sure you set some clear groundwork about this to avoid having certain issues or problems from coming up regarding their designs.
Make your office more colorful. Modern offices have now moved away from the traditional neutral tones and in general, they are now more colorful. But don’t immediately buy some cans of yellow and pink paints. Keep in mind that different colors have unique psychological effects so you have to select the right colors. Psychologists say that red stands for energy and stimulus while orange is known to be a sociable and joyful color. Yellow communicates happiness and represents alertness and positive qualities, whereas green represents harmony and blue stands for calm and quiet. You can consider having your whole office repainted or simply add a splash of color to lift the mood in your office with some desktop accessories, chairs or notice boards.
Invest in some standing tables. Lastly, studies show that most people, especially workers, spend more than half of their waking hour sitting down: watching TV, commuting, driving a car, or working at a desk. Sitting for long periods of time can be highly detrimental to one’s productivity and health. You can help your employees avoid sitting for long periods of time by investing in some standing tables or desks. You can place these standing tables or desks in the office pantry, small conference or meeting room and other areas so that you can get the employees out of their chairs and they can burn some more calories even while they are in the office.