6 things to know about office interiors
Office interiors lie somewhere in the commercial design category and need to be carefully considered. Any office worth its salt would have a certain brand image along with a company logo that defines its colors. So there are some already predetermined abstract constraint that you have to work with. Office interiors have evolved from that typical single desk workstation area to collaborative spaces that reinforce efficiency, vibrancy and a great work ethic. Of course visuals are a key part of all this conceptualization – they create the ambiance and definitely effect the work ethic of the employees. Executive offices are also an important office interior trend – these need to reflect authority, but be friendly enough to not intimidate the client. Below, we will be sharing some tips on some essentials to know about office interiors.
- The workspace
Possibly the very central aspect of any office design, the workspace consists of a regular workstation area, meeting rooms, executive offices and more. The interior of all these spaces needs to follow a certain theme – preferably a systematic articulation of the company colors (including logo design) and official color schemes. You could visually link these spaces through transparent glass or full scale door/window schedule.
- Break rooms
Break areas need to be designed in an understated yet relaxing way. It is the place where the employees come to spend some much needed reprieve from the daily workload. The design below is pretty appropriate; it mimics the cafeteria vive while retaining that office aesthetic with subtle accessorizing and careful decoration.
- Huddle Rooms
A small meeting room where the daily debriefing takes place. Teams meet in these rooms to discuss the specifics of ongoing and outgoing projects. It needs to have an alcove like feel because many office teams like to work in seclusion and no not like outside interference. At the same time, these rooms need to have a semi-casual vibe to stow away the stiffness.
- Window coverings
Window treatments are an essential when it comes to defining the office aesthetics. You could always imprint the company insignia and info on the feature windows while dress the rest of them in casual but elegant shutters or shades. Pull down blinds are the best, and corded coverings would be even better.
- Collaborative settings
Office interiors need to be inspiring but make sure that the surroundings are not pressuring the employees. Transparency is a good venture but the workstations should be private. However the layout should be arranged in a way that inspires collaboration, efficiency and an amiable vibe in the environment.