Many offices thrive on getting refurbished or updating their office spaces, and many opt for things such as new furniture or new carpeting or lack thereof. Some go for adding new machinery and wall hangings, but not many business owners, think more creatively, or should we say ‘outside the box’.
In this article, we touch on a few tips for you to consider when you’ve got the budget to upgrade your office space, but are not sure where to put your money.
Make Yours a Green Office
Plants, by default, have now become part of the family or more people, than ever before. With the advent of COVID-19, many have found themselves working from home. Some by choice but others not so much. To help them stay focused and add much-needed oxygen into their home offices and houses, they have turned to one thing – plants, and more plants. And for good reason.
Plants are a godsend. If there is one quick fix to adding some life into any environment it has to be these green beauties. There are so many benefits of them that it would take an entirely new article to discuss them, but we will simplify it for you below;
- They help boost your productivity levels
- They can help reduce fatigue, certain illnesses and colds
- They help to reduce noise levels and keep things sterile
- Clean your inside air by absorbing the harmful chemicals in household cleaners and the natural environment
- They look beautiful in any spot, on a table or the floor near a window
- They’re known for their therapeutic and mental advantage of keeping you happy
These and plenty of other benefits are all backed by science. Check this article out for more on that.
Add Some Comfort Value
Why is it that you would only see a lot of funky and modern ideas being displayed within the creative industries offices? In today’s modern era, any kind of industry can get a new and innovative look, no matter what. In fact, clients would most probably find a welcoming, bright and modern office more appealing than a dreary mundane looking place.
One thing you can do to spruce things is up is to make it a comfortable place for both staff and clients, and on top of our list is a quiet zone, chill-out room with some bean bags and cushy chairs thrown into the mix. Did you know that when your employees are comfortable in their office, they will want to be in it? Here is more on that.
Get Some Color in There
Did you know colours such as red for instance, give people courage and excitement, and blue is known to enhance intellect? http://www.colour-affects.co.uk/psychological-properties-of-colours. Why not brighten your office up a bit? Psychologists have researched this idea so much so that they have seen a higher level of productivity within office spaces that are bright and have cheerful colours in them, and there is an entire field of study to prove which colours can augment your mood and productivity levels.
Another genius idea to get your creative hat on is to take full advantage of large wall graphics placed either inside or outside your office space, school, college, university classroom and more. There is an array of options you can choose from, some with bright patterns and shades, others with eye-catching designs and images, all printed on them.
If you’re looking to boost any facility, this may just be the best thing to do, if nothing else works, or is too expensive for you. You can bring any room to life with a larger than life wall graphic. You would have most probably seen them at sports events or school halls, but also within office buildings but never knew what they were. Well, not you have no excuse.
These can be custom designed to fit any branding and installed on your walls, no matter what type it is, brick, or wood. You can do so much with them, perhaps have your logo branded on it, or your office soccer teams name, or even a motivational quote or two to keep your staff uplifted every time they see it.
Where your team spends a large chunk of their daytime working, having something motivating like a large format wall graphic would do wonders for their morale, attitude and productivity levels. These murals are highly popular in many spaces and adding one to your office space can start a trend with your competitors.
Have one in the tea room where people hang out during their breaks, or upon entry to the building, or in the corridors, there are tons of ideas on what you can get printed and where you can get them installed.
Many of these ideas are also budget-friendly, so instead of following the crowd and making your office space or facility look just like your competitors would, try something different and stand out from the crowd.