Company Curation: How to Create a Modern, Stylish Office Space
As you’d probably already know, the environment we spend most of our time in has a direct impact on our motivation and happiness levels. If you’re someone who manages a team that works a 9-5 job, chances are you’ll find that everyone spends a majority of their day in the office. This is why it is so important that business owners and managers pay close attention to the overall ambience and feel of the workspace. In today’s article, we have a look at how you can create a modern, stylish office space that your team will be proud to call their second home. Read on to find out more!
1. Consider All Needs
There is no point in having a magazine-ready ambience in the workplace if it doesn’t also cater to the needs of each and every employee. This is why we highly recommend making the workplace an inviting, cosy and well thought out space that will cater to the various needs of all employees. An easy way to do this is by introducing an office coffee machine, magazine racks or even a “relaxation room” that your employees can spend their lunch break in. Options such as business coffee machines are incredibly popular amongst employees in all fields, as it offers them a quick and affordable solution that will save them time and effort from heading down to the local coffee shop every single day. These small additions also show employees that upper management cares about their wellbeing, which will, in turn, prove to almost definitely boost morale, creativity and motivation levels!
2. Light It Right
Never underestimate how light can truly affect the overall ambience and aesthetic of the workplace. No one wants to spend 8 hours of their day in a dim and dingy looking space, which is why good lighting is so crucial. Of course, natural lighting that beams in through large windows is always preferred, but if you’re lacking in natural lighting, the next best option would be installing stylish lighting fixtures. The smart placing of stylish yet functional lamps along desks and in open corners is an easy way to bring warmth and modern style into any office environment.
3. Stick To A Singular Colour Palette
If you want to transform the office space into one that looks modern and stylish, one of the best ways to do so is to stick to a singular colour palette. Regardless of what colour you choose, the very same colour should be used throughout the office space. To add a little fun to the mix, interior designers always suggest using different shades and hues of the same colour to add depth and style to any workplace environment. Popular colour schemes in 2020 include all whites/beiges and Greens that are often chosen as it is the easiest colour on the eyes (especially important for team members who work super long hours!).
4. Choose Modern Furniture
Another simple way to transform the office space into a modern mecca of all things work-related is to choose modern and stylish furniture. At a loss as to what the term “modern furniture” refers to? Well, modernist principles embrace a very simple and clean look. The main principles include smooth surfaces, clean and straight lines, minimalist design and materials that include both metals and woods. The great thing about modern furniture is that it also tends to be incredibly cost-effective, which is important in spaces such as offices that require a significant number of pieces to fill up. Head to your local Ikea and you’ll find a myriad of various modern furniture options that will transform your office space without breaking the bank.
5. Add A Touch of Greenery
Indoor plants are all the rage in 2020, and with good reason too. Did you know that the addition of indoor plants is actually a fantastic way to spark creativity, improve air quality and instantly boost morale, motivation and mental clarity? Aside from all the positive benefits of indoor plants, they’re also extremely pleasing to the eye. Nothing is more inviting than an office space that is tastefully decorated with popular indoor plants such as Monsteras, Peace Lilies or even low-maintenance succulents that can sit on each and every desk.
6. Pay Attention To Mess
Last but not least, no amount of interior design genius is going to distract your employees from a messy office. This is why keeping things neat and organised is so important if you’re looking to transform your office space. Areas such as printer and copier space are often neglected and thus end up looking like a tornado has gone off in there, which is why we recommend using stylish ottomans that store extra paper, floating shelves for stationery items and even a stylish rolling basket that can help disguise hefty and chunky machinery as well as introduce a pop of colour and style even to the most “boring” corner of the office.
Creating a modern, stylish office space doesn’t have to be a mammoth task or one that costs thousands of dollars. By utilising the smart and efficient interior design tips in this article, you’ll be able to transform your office space with minimal effort but maximum results!