Your office space has a big impact on your team and the success of your business. If your office is a small, dark or unorganised space, your employees might not feel creative or productive. Give your company the best chance with these office decorating ideas for small businesses.
Maximise natural lighting
Even with the most organised office, a dark and dingy space isn’t going to inspire anybody. Not every office has access to good lighting, but you can make a difference by maximising the natural light you have available. Try to keep space around windows free of obstructions and make sure key areas such as meeting rooms and workspaces have as much natural light as possible.
Use colour wisely
The colour you choose to paint your walls can make a huge difference to the look and feel of the office space. Integrating your brand colours can be a good way to keep a consistent style but don’t jump into painting all the office walls in every shade of your company logo. White and lighter shades can make a small office feel more spacious, so it might be best to save darker hues for decorating accents or furniture. Understanding colour psychology can also be useful when it comes to decorating your office space. Warm tones may play a part in stimulating productivity in office workspaces, whereas cool blues and greens create a more relaxing feel that could be utilised in break rooms.
If you’re planning a new office layout, make sure you think of all the equipment needed for the day to day running of the office. From making sure there’s room for your printer to ensuring the stapler is kept in an accessible place, there can be a lot to consider. Make sure you have room for everything your business needs to function properly, but don’t keep needless clutter. If you’re striving to go paperless, for example, it might not be necessary to keep rows of filing cabinets.
Design a welcoming entry space
Even if you don’t have a client-facing office, your entry points are still the first part of the building your team members see at the start of the working day. A welcoming entryway creates a strong first impression and influences mood and perceptions as soon as you walk through the door.
Rearrange the space regularly
Once you’ve created a space that works for you, don’t forget to keep things refreshed. This could mean replacing artwork, decorations and furniture or opting for a fresh coat of paint.
GME are a skilled team of professional painters and decorators based in West Yorkshire. We focus on the quality of every job from refreshing a paint job to complete decorating overhauls and are happy to advise our clients on the best shade for their space. Get in touch with us on 01924 723723 for more information.