Design Ideas To Revamp Your Office Space This Year
In 2020, lots of offices had to shut their doors and teams were moved remotely and made to work from home. As we slowly return to normal and your employees come back to the office, you might be feeling like it’s time to shake things up a bit.
In order to help your teams readjust to life back at the office, it might be time to update your space.
After all, a comfortable, inviting and practical workspace is the key to boosting productivity and employee happiness.
So if you’re looking for some design inspiration to revamp your office space this year, we’ve got just what you need. Check out our ideas below.
Get your mission statement up on the wall
Whether you get it in lights, commission a piece of art or have the words hand-painted, why not get your mission statement put up on the wall for all to see?
By displaying your mission statement in a common area, it can be a great way to showcase the visions and values of your business. This can be motivational for your employees and can be a great reminder of what they’re working towards.
It can also help to add a pop of colour or decor to your office space.
Create dedicated spaces with dividers
Open-plan offices can create a very modern workplace, but there are times when you might want to set out dedicated spaces without closing these off – for example, creating a break room or a meeting area.
So rather than having an entirely new room built, why not consider using internal partition walls or space dividers?
This can help staff to make the most of their space and spend time away from their desk throughout the day, whilst also making it easy to jump into conversations and feel connected to their co-workers.
This also means you can section off areas such as a kitchen or seating area, creating comfortable spaces for staff to unwind on their lunch break or somewhere for them to sit down for a creative conversation.
Set out space with interesting rugs
On a similar note, why not break up or outline your different spaces with interesting rugs. This can be a great way of setting aside space whilst keeping the office open-plan.
Again, you could use decorative rugs to set out a casual meeting area or comfortable break space for lunchtime.
These are not only practical, but they can also add a touch of colour or design to your space. So choose rugs that complement your office style. You could even get these in your brand colours.
Plus, this can be a relatively budget-friendly way of revamping the look of your office.
Bring the outside indoors
A study conducted in 2016 (amongst many others) has proven that the presence of indoor plants can be a mood booster. This is perfect in a workplace as it can increase happiness, sharpen focus and lead to creativity.
Whether you opt for flowers, shrubs or trees, and whether these are real or fake, why not bring nature inside. This can have a great impact on the environment and can also add some colour and style to your office space.
Use your brand colours
If you’re thinking about redecorating or even just painting a feature wall, why not incorporate your brand colours around the office? If you choose the right shades, these can actually have a powerful psychological impact on your teams.
Of course, you need to be careful if your colours are particularly dark or bright, as these could actually be detrimental and distracting. In these cases, perhaps colourful chairs, rugs or accessories in your brand colours could be better.
This can not only add some colour and style to the office but could also motivate your team and help them feel like an important part of your brand and business.
Commission some art work
Finally, it can be nice to celebrate the area you’re based in, especially if you have always lived there. A great way to do this and to support other businesses is to connect with a local artist or designer and commission a piece of work (or several pieces of work) from them.
This could be large works of art, posters or a painting on the wall. Either way, you can be very specific about what you want and you can choose something that matches your style and brightens up the office space.