Going from bland to bold office furniture can feel like a huge leap, but we promise you won’t regret it. Office furniture is the very essence of your office, and your business, so it needs to be right. When your staff use this furniture everyday, or every other day, investing in comfort is important – but so is creating an office that’s unique. Your office should reflect your company, and who you are as a brand – that’s why office furniture shouldn’t just be an afterthought.
So, how exactly can you vamp up your office space?
What do you want to gain from your new office furniture?
First of all, you need to decide what you want to achieve from your office transformation. Do you want to create a zen office? Are you interested in boosting your workplace environment and ergonomics? Or maybe you just want it to look cool. Whatever you’re hoping to achieve, picking the right furniture is the place to start, and we can help. Our office planning packages can offer a little extra guidance on a definite furniture plan, to help make your office design dreams a reality.
Pick a colour scheme
Probably the most important step in the transformation of your office is picking the right colours. Do you want to go for a monochrome look, or a bright and bold aesthetic? Selecting a few colours to incorporate into your furniture, which can then also be used for the walls, will help to steer your vision in a logical direction. Incorporating certain colours can brighten up your office and improve the mood of your staff – it’s all about the colour psychology.
Choose a style of furniture
Avoid a mismatch of furniture by selecting a definite style to theme your office space. Are you a minimalist or a maximalist? A modernist or a traditionalist? Base your furniture selections on your preferred style and what you think will work best in an office environment. Some cool furniture can make an office more fun to work in, and can attract new staff to the business, so it’s important to coordinate everything.
Support a collaborative workplace
When selecting your furniture, consider items that will boost collectiveness and teamwork. A collaborative workspace will encourage your staff to work together and problem solve, as well as looking amazing in your office.
Importance of furniture placement
Now you’re definite on your chosen furniture, it’s time to think about where you’re going to put it. Furniture placement is everything, especially if you have a smaller office, so you need to spend some time getting it right. You don’t want your staff to feel cramped, so make sure that there is a lot of space between furnishings – no one likes to be working on top of one another. Space also encourages movement and social interaction, all the more reason to space out your chosen furniture. We suggest making a sketch of your office and deciding where everything needs to go, or relying on our design service team to assist.
Create a touchdown area
Having a separate, possibly secluded, space for employees to go and relax or chat with each other is a great addition to any office. Touchdown areas will get your staff away from their desks for a few minutes, which helps motivation and improves mental health. No one should be working all day non stop, so boost morale by creating a cosy touchdown area.
How can furniture transform performance in the workplace?
Other than making your office look fabulous, furniture can transform your employees as well. Comfy chairs, for example, are great for improving posture and increasing relaxation. Creating touchdown areas are also amazing for boosting productivity and happiness as it provides a calm space for employees to take regular breaks and socialise. Put your staff first and improve workplace ergonomics with well-planned and well-designed office furniture.
Our team of design experts can help you to find your office furniture inspiration and put it into practice. Bring your dream office to life and get in touch with us today.