How to Design a More Productive OfficeDesign Guides
At Decor Aid, we’re mostly known for our residential interior designs. But did you know that we’ve also designed a collection of beautiful office spaces? If you’re looking for some help, our senior designers have these tips for the perfect office design.
Splurge on Your Conference Room Table
Good interior design requires a vigilant balance between splurging and saving. While desks, tables and storage options are great places to save on your office interior design, you should definitely splurge on your conference room table. For the main conference room at Blackstone Financial, we selected a live-edge wood table with a bold and natural finish.
Just because you’re working doesn’t mean that your office space has to be dull or colorless. In fact, studies have shown that bright pops of color improve mood and productivity. To differentiate between the meeting rooms in this dynamic tech-start up, we color coordinated each of the meeting spaces.
You keep plants in your home, so why not put a few in your office? Not only do plants look great, but they also cleanse the air, which will help you concentrate and stay productive. Check out how we added a few low-maintenance plants to the reclaimed wood meeting spaces at the Signpost office.
You want your office space to look clean, crisp and organized. Set your employees up for success by giving them organizational desk pieces and sleek office supples. Check out how we did it for this art startup.
Splurge on the Lobby
Think of your lobby as the introduction to your company. If your company has a mascot, theme or signature color, find every way possible to incorporate it into your design scheme. From the front lobby to the boardroom, we placed canine insignia throughout the offices of Bulldog Gin.
Your decor should reflect your industry and company culture. So when we were approached by Sweetsounds Studio, we decked out their office with records, record players, and a graphic Jimi Hendrix poster.
Make Yourself at Home
Your office should be as comfortable and welcoming as your home. You don’t have to pick out a bunch of beanbag chairs and daybeds, but consider comfortable couches and area rugs for your lobby. Check out the welcoming and homey design scheme we gave this SoHo lobby.
Wall art is a great space-saving way to add a bit of character and color to your office design. Our client Artstar connects emerging artists with eager clients. And so we selected a few art pieces to hang in their chic boardroom. And you don’t have to be an art startup to outfit your office with some killer pieces.
Have Some Fun
Yes, your office is primarily a workspace. But it should also be a space where your employees feel comfortable kicking back after a long day and having a bit of fun. Signpost’s office design features a ping-pong table that’s outfitted in their company colors.