The most common thing that a designer is always asked is how to design an office so that it would look great but at a low budget. But the thing here is that getting a designer to design your office will ultimately increase your budget. So here are 7 ways to make your office attractive.
You may think that why the look of the office should be of any concern. But as we all know that the first impression is the last, so in case of an office, the first impression would come from the look of your office.
So if you are trying to enhance or give a better look to your company or your personal workspace, you just need to do the following things.
Its a natural tendency of human to judge anything based on its color. If you go to buy clothes, stationary or even vehicles you decide according to the color you want. So the color plays a very important role in our life. And in such a way, the color of the walls of your office will add a lot to its looks.
Adding a new color to your Walls will give new life to your walls. You might have noticed that we get to know certain brands by looking at their brilliance. So color can also be a straightforward way of taking your company’s brand and putting it right on the walls. The painting should always be based upon color theory for specifics on mood, but a good thing to always remember is how much natural light you have in your space.
We all know how plants make our mood better. In a stressful condition in our office, the plants will help us keep our minds in peace. Productivity is known to be improved in an environment where plants are present. Cognitive tasks, concentration, and focus are all improved, thereby increasing productivity within the workforce.
In numerous studies conducted regarding houseplants, it has been found that fewer mistakes are made, tasks are completed faster and, in the case of computer workers, productivity increased by between 10%-15%. The higher level of concentration can be attributed to the plant’s ability to reduce excess carbon dioxide in the air.
So the best plants that you could keep in your office would be Devil’s Ivy, Aglaonema, Ficus Benjamina, Zamioculcas Zamiifolia, Bromeliads, Philodendron, Peace lily, Dracaena, Sansevieria, you can pair this plants with some taller plants like an indoor palm.
Contrary to what your boss might say, being distracted at work is not always a bad thing. If the object of your distraction is a work of art, it can actually boost productivity, lower stress and increase wellbeing.
This is according to Dr. Craig Knight, who has studied the psychology of working environments for 12 years at the University of Exeter, where he heads a research group called Identity Realisation (IDR).
Art will not only enhance the look of your office but it will add to its personality. It provides a conversation piece for visitors and office members. Art is simply a punch of color in a monotone space. Art offers a window into the social, political and economic aesthetics around the world and this makes it a good inspirational fit for our business because we live on developing new ideas for clients and reacting to what is happening in the world.
There are certain factors that everyone knows affect workplace productivity. But there is one important factor often overlooked by most employers across the globe: lighting. Sure, it’s common knowledge that reading in the dark can harm your eyes, but lighting has effects well beyond that, and an employer’s choice of lighting can have a significant impact on the productivity of her company.
Human brains are very unpredictable. Sometimes we like to work in daylight and sometimes we prefer our lamps. Usually, lights in offices are overhead lights which are typically boring kind of light. So, therefore, task lighting should be always be preferred. And if natural light is possible then that is always the better choice.
With the modern way of working often meaning we’re spending much more time at our desks. We are glued to our computer screens, the idea of a breakout area is becoming increasingly attractive to employees.
A breakout space can provide various functions. It can be a place for employees to relax, recharge, take a break, meet with clients, have meetings or brainstorm events. Very often just having a different environment or being in a less formal atmosphere can help drive the creative process and enable the exchange of ideas.
Therefore, breakout space in offices become increasingly essential to elevate staff morale, increase mental well-being and nurture productivity levels. And thus having quality furniture with good color matters a lot to increase productivity.
WOODS RATHER THEN METALS
If you visit any well-established office rather than those government offices. What do you see? The types of furniture there, are all made of wood and you would see carpets on the ground. The modern trend in the workplace is to keep the noise as low as possible. And thus these wooden or soft furniture absorbs a lot of sounds and can reduce the dreaded echo chamber.
Sometimes it is seen that even after having all the things mentioned above your office might look dull. And that’s because you might not have organized your furniture, chairs, and desks in a better, manner.
This problem mostly occurs when you have a bigger office space. And if in a big office you just arrange your desks and table in a simple row then it will look like a boring classroom. So it is always necessary to arrange your office in an attractive way.
Now you know about the importance of the looks of your office space and how to enhance it. So, it is time to take steps to build your office into a more environmental and more productive workplace. If all the above-mentioned things are done in your office then your workplace would turn into a place where the employers would love to come and enjoy working.