How to Create an Office Space Everyone Will Love and Enjoy


In recent years, there has been a lot of talk about office designs. Finally, the focus of attention has been shifted to more cater to employees’ needs than ever before. And when you consider the fact that your employees sometimes spend more time in the office than they do at home, it becomes quite clear why you need to make the environment more comfortable and functional for them.

Simply put, if your employees enjoy the environment they’re a part of they will be more likely to show better results. With that in mind, here are some interesting ways you can easily put together an office space everyone will enjoy spending time in. 

Open plan concept for maximum productivity

Open floor plans certainly gained in popularity in recent years. As much as the cubicles were the most popular office layout in the past, the open floor concept is nowadays widely accepted and implemented. The unobstructed energy flow present in any open floor plan is what enables anyone using the space to not feel restrained. Furthermore, this type of floor plan promotes collaboration, productivity, as well as brainstorming. However, if you are considering going for this floor plan, make sure you create some quieter or more private areas as well so that your employees who need quiet and concentration have a space made for their needs as well. 

Engaging colors for great results

The colors you choose to implement in your workspace should be engaging and motivating. However, what works for some might be too overwhelming for others. That’s why you need to be careful when choosing a color scheme for your office space. Here, you can choose to either go with some of the colors that are proven to raise productivity or you can choose to implement your brand colors into your office design. Alternatively, you can even go completely minimalistic with the choice of paint colors and introduce some accent hues with furniture, office supplies and other smaller elements of interior design.

Comfortable furniture for happy employees

The furniture you choose to implement in your office space needs to be comfortable above all else. Your employees’ health is directly linked to their posture during work hours, so you need to make sure all of them are properly supported. That’s why ergonomic furniture is your best bet in this case, especially if your employees spend a lot of their work hours in a seated position. Neck strain, muscle strain and back pain are just some of the results of poor posture and support which can really hinder productivity. That’s why you need to try and reduce them as much as possible.

Natural light for increased alertness 

Natural light is another important element of the office design. Having plenty of light in your office will not only reduce eye strain, but it will also significantly increase productivity and alertness. When exposed to natural light, people tend to feel more awake and motivated to stay focused on the job at hand. Aside from the natural light, however, you need to provide your employees with opulent, high-quality artificial light, so that they can stay happy and productive even during the gloomiest of days. 

Biophilic design for some peace of mind

The biophilic design is something more and more business owners decide to implement in their workspaces. We all come from nature so it’s only logical that spending time in a space filled with natural design elements makes people feel better and more relaxed. One of the trends that have certainly been on the rise lately is implementing a lush vertical garden in your office design. These beautiful green accents actually have a calming effect on people, which is definitely something your employees can hugely benefit from. Reducing workplace stress will work in everyone’s favor.

Casual spaces for some chill time

Finally, creating casual spaces and common areas is another integral aspect of a modern workspace. These areas need to be set up with comfort and relaxation in mind. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” is probably one of the truest quotes. That is why you need to provide your employees with a place where they can take a break and step away from work for even a short while. Here, make sure you get comfortable furniture, designate a lunch area and even add items such as a coffee machine, a microwave and a vending machine so that your employees can enjoy a snack or a refreshing cup of coffee while on their break. 

When putting together an office space, you want to make sure that the setup and the design of the space don’t hinder productivity and engagement but actually boost them. Always keep your employees and their needs in mind when doing any similar project because making sure that they’re satisfied will only benefit your business in the long run. Also, keep in mind that a happy employee is a productive employee, which means that the happier your employees are – the more your business will be thriving.

Author bio: 


Will Sandford is a Sydney based wood architect, blogger and contributor on interior design and ecology blogs. Besides that, he is also interested in home improvement combined with green technology. In his spare time, Will enjoys surfing, cycling and rock climbing. He is also a regular contributor to SmoothDecorator. Connect with him on Twitter.


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