Want to know how to make your office more comfortable?
Then read on to find a few pointers on how best to achieve an office space that is comfortable, accommodating and in which people want to work.
Clutter free and clean
There is nothing like a grubby, cluttered space to make an office seem uninviting and off-putting. First and foremost work with the space you have and ensure it is clutter free and clean before you do anything else.
Clean, clear spaces foster a sense of well-being. Once you’ve made an effort to declutter; help your office to remain clutter free by investing in good storage, so everything has a place.
Keep on top of seasonal maintenance too, as peeling paintwork or mouldy grouting in the toilets won’t give a good impression.
Let in the light
Where ever possible, let natural light into your office space and avoid creating small internal meeting rooms and spaces with no outside windows.
There is nothing like good natural light levels to enhance well-being and make an office an inviting space.
Turgid greys and off-whites predominant in offices around the land. White is helpful in creating a larger-feeling space, but ensure you keep your paintwork looking clean and fresh.
Make your office more pleasing by introducing some uplifting, colourful elements. Consider creating a feature wall or introduce pops of colour in your furniture or accessories.
There are plenty of examples of bright inviting offices online, but a good one to refer to is the Guardian’s building at King’s Place in London.
Add some original artwork to your office to inject a little personality into the design scheme. If your budget is small, then look out for the degree shows at your local art college or hunt around for bargains in your local auction rooms.
If you don’t want original artwork, then seek out some cheerful prints, you’ll find affordable examples abound on the high street.
Consider the furniture
Give thought to the furniture in your office and don’t necessarily go straight down to your local office supplier when you need more.
Introduce furniture that is well made, more pleasing to the eye and made from natural materials to make your office more inviting and accommodating.
Consider options such as an oak dvd unit and other storage solutions to help organise important hard copies and to enhance the look of your office.
Introduce a breakout area where colleagues can hold informal meetings or simply relax for a while. Give thought to your choice of furniture, and it’s layout to make your office more comfortable and accommodating.
Consider the added elements that would make this area more inviting from scatter cushions to occasional tables and coffee making facilities.
Bring the outdoors indoor and introduce some plants into your office – just make sure they are well looked after, or they won’t have the desired effect. A little scent and colour does a great deal to enhance the atmosphere in an office.
So there you have a few hints on tips and how to create an office that is comfortable and accommodating for you and your colleagues.
From cleaning and seasonal maintenance to well-chosen furniture and pops of colour, there is a lot you can do to improve your office space.