Most of us spend the majority of our days in the office, trying to get the job done while being productive and trying not to waste time on insignificant matters. Yet, many people tend to complain about the lack of productivity, even though they have everything else at their disposal. Luckily, there are a lot of new design trends that can help you be more productive and focused, you just need to learn how to incorporate them into your office space. So, here are some design trends that will help you make your office more comfortable and productive:
1. Show your brand’s story
If you decide to incorporate certain trends, you need to know the story behind that brand, so you’ll be able to use everything the brand has to offer. Whether you decide to use specifically designed furniture, always make sure to highlight the history behind that brand and why is it significant for you. There are countless brands available, but not every one of them is suitable for you. Therefore, it’s important to do your research until you find something that fits your personal brand and aesthetics.
2. Unconventional work areas
Classic-looking cubicles may be the easiest way to organize your office, but they’re also very boring, predictable and out-of-date. Nowadays, employees expect full comfort and freedom to do as they please as long as they fulfill their work obligations on time. So, if you’re planning to redecorate your office space, make sure to consult your employees and don’t shy from using unconventional spaces to boost productivity among your employees. For example, you can let your workers use very comfortable chairs and lazy bags, especially if their work doesn’t require them to sit behind the desk. People whose job is primarily typing and writing reports don’t need to be tied to the chair and table in order to be productive. Similarly, you can use one room as a co-working space, which can be great for socializing and brainstorming. Just remember that unconventional doesn’t mean your employees will be inefficient and lazy, but rather, more motivated and focusing on completing their tasks.
3. Green biophilic design
Having greenery in your office can make your employees feel more comfortable and relaxed, so if you’re planning to add some greenery to your working space, then you should definitely consider installing an innovative vertical garden that can be rearranged to suit your preferences. Besides, vertical gardens are the best way to hide drain pipes and modernize your space by adding more greenery. This type of decor is called biophilic design and is also known as a great productivity booster, so in case you’re planning to energize your office, feel free to consider adding some well-designed greenery and also try to mix and match various types of plants.
4. Meeting room
A well-designed meeting room can make or break the way things get done in the company since it’s the space where decisions are made and where employees can freely speak up without being judged. Therefore, a meeting room should mix the elements of seriousness and ease so everyone can feel relaxed and motivated at the same time. It’s up to you to decide whether you want a traditional meeting room concept with a big table and chairs, or something entirely different. In case you prefer unique design solutions, you can add sofas, armchairs or aforementioned lazy bags into your meeting room, as this will definitely make your employees more laidback and less constrained.
5. Casual space
As you probably know, casual space is used for rest and relaxation. Nowadays, employees are more aware of their rights so if you want to have truly talented people on your team, you need to make sure they feel appreciated and included. Casual space can be a great way for employees to get to know each other and have fun. When it comes to adding various gadgets and entertainment options, you have all the freedom to choose: from big flat-screen TVs to gaming consoles and hoverboards. These leisure and entertainment options can be used for relaxation especially if your employees are too busy to leave the office during the working hours.
6. Be bold with color
Colors make everything better, so there’s no reason not to incorporate them into your office. You can either paint the walls or add vividly-colored furniture, just make sure to blend them well so everything will look professional. Also, keep in mind that certain colors can provoke different moods, so if you don’t know how to mix and match colors, feel free to hire an interior designer who’ll be able to provide you with tips and help you turn your office into a colorful and productive space.
Before you decide to redecorate your office, you need to make sure that all your employees are properly motivated and content, and if possible, make sure to include their opinions and suggestions, so they’ll feel respected and appreciated. Finally, you don’t have to do everything at once, instead, try with baby steps and make sure to renovate during the holidays so your employees will be able to work without being interrupted.