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Office Decorating Ideas For Small Businesses
Every small business needs its staff to be productive and creative, and that means creating an office environment that they find stimulating. Office décor is important so leave the plan and boring behind, opting for stylish and practical instead.
Make the most of natural light
Natural light pouring into a workspace instantly lifts the mood but not if it is harsh sunlight that leaves workers squinting! Maximise light but make sure you have the right window treatment so cast shade in the office but without blocking out too light.
When the light fades, you’ll need ambient lighting and that means taking a look at the LED lighting solutions. But don’t forget, lighting doesn’t have to be just functional, it can be decorative too.
Create a play, social and relaxing area
It isn’t just big business who can lounge areas or play areas – small businesses can too. In fact, there is research to suggest just how strongly the work environment affects productivity.
Creating spaces for people to get away from their desks and to socialise with sofas and armchairs is perfect. Add texture with bright, colourful rugs to create a space that is great for informal meetings too.
Update the main working area
If the time has come to make significant changes to the working area, then doing so by opting for fitted office furniture is a brilliant way of future-proofing your investment in office furniture. Using the same principle as sliding wardrobe, fitted office doors are easily maintained and can be changed too.
Making the most of current, modern styles, fitted office furniture is also ergonomically designed meaning that with adjustable office chairs, anyone can comfortably work at a desk, great news if your staff hot desk.
Encourage personal touches
Some business set limits for how many personal items can be added to someone’s permanent workstation. You don’t have to follow this stuffy rule! Encouraging people to add personal items is a great way of adding style to the office. And don’t forget office plants – greenery in the office is perfect for adding depth and colour, as well as helping with air quality.
Appeal to all the senses
When our senses are stimulated, we are more creative and productive. So when your office looks and feels great, people enjoy working there but don’t forget the sense of smell. Make sure the office smells great with diffusers and if your budget will stretch to it, add fresh cut flowers to the office every now and then.
And don’t forget the meeting room
If you have a meeting room, don’t leave it behind – something as simple as a new, large table with comfy seats and a lick of paint on the walls can make a huge difference!