03/05/14

Get into the Nitty Gritty with your Office Design

This is it! You're ready to step it up and live your brand through your office design.

The problem is, you're having trouble seeing the forest through the trees. Yes, I know: it's tough to get started. There is a lot to consider and you might not know where to start. 

Now that we've talked basics, it's time to move farther down the design funnel. Let's get you thinking about the nitty gritty details like colors, textures, and overall concepts as you begin coming up with your office design concept.

We'll keep it simple. Here are 4 areas to explore:

1. Think Green

It's 2014 and sustainability is a big deal for office buildings. With more companies becoming sustainably conscious, green products are growing in popularity. You can help keep your office sustainable in so many ways. Try using cork flooring instead of laminate or select fabrics that are ecofriendly  Take a gander at 3form and their ecorsin line.*  
 

2. Inspire & Calm

An offices needs to be both inspiring and serene to produce great work. Try working with both color and texture to achieve this. We all know that colors have an effect on our mood. Stick with a neutral palette overall and incorporate pops of color as accent. For textures remember you want a balance of clean lines and mixed textures.
 

3. Branding

Branding an office is more than putting your name on the door.  Companies need to create spaces where the vibe of the office is a part of their brand. What does your brand feel like to your clients and your employees? Make sure this feeling comes across in your office decor in everything from colors to textures to furniture selections.
 

4. Flexible Space

Flexible space is a necessity today. Private, quiet spaces as well as team-oriented meeting areas for co-worker collaboration are essential to any office. More offices are adapting the notion that employees don’t have to be at their desks with their heads down to actually be productive. From moveable walls to touchdown areas create flexible spaces that can be adaptable to whatever is needed at that time.
 

Designing your office should not be taken lightly. Get caught up on my office design series with What Does Your Office Decor Say About Your Brand and How to: Step Up Your Office Design.

Did I leave enough breadcumbs for you to follow? Well, go get started already and don't be afraid to ask me for help - 
and stop by Cup of Inspiration and let me know how it's going.

*If you drool, it’s okay. I do.