Décor is seldom people’s priority when they go to a modern furniture store to furnish their office space. Some think it’s a waste of money. Others aren’t confident enough with their design skills to accessorize their workplace. Don’t commit the same mistake.
Having a workplace that’s aesthetically pleasing has a lot of advantages which include—but are not limited to—the following:
- enhancing team relations
- improving the mood, productivity, and performance of its occupants
- making (and leaving) great impressions on office visitors—be it a valuable client, a company authority, or a hopeful applicant
All of these elevate your chances of corporate success. So, no. Accessorizing your workplace is definitely not a waste of money. Now, if you’re not confident enough with your design skills to decorate your office space, don’t worry. This article can help you out. Here are five simple but effective ways to enhance your workplace aesthetics.
Use your office walls.
There’s so much you can do with these blank spaces. Here are a couple of ideas:
- Install a glass writing board.
- Install shelves or cabinets.
- Hang a framed bulletin board
- Hang framed calendar schedule.
- Hang decorative mirrors.
- Hang pictures of meaningful events in your company.
- Come up with a passage that reflects your company dynamics and motivate your staff. Hire an expert in calligraphy or typographer.
- Want something that’s meaningful and eye-catching? Hire a mural artist.
Add a bit of nature to your office.
Plants never fail to breathe life into any location. Having a few in your office will certainly make the place pop. Scatter small potted plants on various surfaces. Place vases of fresh flowers on counter corners and coffee tables. If you’re set on getting indoor plants, make sure you get ones that can thrive in your workplace’s conditions.
Break monotony with carpets and rugs.
Do you have a minimalist theme going on in your workplace? If so, make sure you don’t let it make your office seem too professional to the point that it’s uninviting.
Add carpets and rugs to break the monotony. You can get ones that have bright colors to add vibrancy to your space. Or, you can get ones that have attractive patterns.
Got windows? Get curtains.
Most offices prefer blinds over curtains for their windows. And, while there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s worth noting that curtains are definitely more aesthetically appealing than their modern counterparts. So, consider getting them for your workplace. Get ones with bold colors or interesting designs to make the room more inviting.
Get creative with your lighting fixtures.
Given that you’re getting your furnishings from a modern furniture store, why not check out their lighting fixture selection as well? Break away from conventional fluorescent lamps. You can have pendants on your wall or table lamps on your counter corners. Consider a chandelier if you have the ceiling space and it fits your office’s aesthetics. Whichever light source you choose, make sure it can provide adequate lighting to the entire office.
You don’t need to hire a professional interior designer to breathe life to your office space. Just follow a couple of these tips!