Want to update the look of your office but can’t afford a complete revamp?
Having an office that feel fresh, bright and clean is super important to the functioning of your business. Not only does it help to create a more pleasant environment for your clients and customers, but it also helps your employees to stay motivated and energised.
Making your office space feel welcoming is definitely important, but with budget restraints this can be hard to achieve. Especially if you are a small business or start-up, it can feel hard to justify spending huge amounts of money on the layout and design of your office.
While effective office design can improve your business overall, if you can’t quite afford the expense just yet, here are some highly cost effective ways to update the overall look and feel of your office-
- Add a Burst of Colour
It is amazing what adding colour can do to a space. We have seen dreary and drab office spaces completely transformed by the right touch of colour.Colour plays a big role in setting the mood and tone of a room, it has also been shown to influence emotions such as motivation and creativity.
To bring colour to your office space, think about what mood you would like to create and then choose the corresponding colour. Here is a simple list to get you started-
Blue-Greys: helps to evoke a feeling of calmness, trust and peacefulness
Green: helps to evoke feelings of relaxation and motivation
Yellow: helps to evoke feelings of positivity
Orange: helps to evoke learning and taking action
Purple: helps to evoke feelings of luxury
Once you have decided on the colour that will work best for your company, consider incorporating it into your overall design. This could include-
• Painting a feature wall
• Adding desk accessories in your chosen colour
• Adding office furniture in your chosen colour
- Reduce Clutter
Before you think of adding anything new, first consider clearing the clutter.
One of the best ways to make your office look clean and modern is to remove all the unnecessary clutter.
Clutter can instantly make your space feel smaller and can even disrupt productivity. It can also ruin the overall aesthetic of your work space.
In fact, it is amazing how clearing the clutter can bring new life and energy into your work environment.
To work out what needs to stay and what needs to go, perhaps make a list of all the main items in your office and their frequency of use. If items are not used that frequently and don’t serve any particular purpose, consider getting rid of them.
More and more offices are also removing their reception desk and creating inviting waiting areas instead.
- Add Real Plants
Adding plants to your office is a great way to clean the air and bring a liveliness to your space.
Consider choosing indoor plants that are easy to care for and bring colour and vibrancy to your space.
A good tip when it comes to placing plants in your office space is to try to create a feeling of symmetry. This will help your office to look more coordinated and organized as well.