Every office needs a clear work area, and that means providing adequate space for computer hardware and peripheral equipment, a spot for reference materials, file space and a location for frequently referenced supplies and paper. Make sure your office furniture provides ample space for work and storage
If your workspace is a cubicle (with detached furniture) with a window and wall space below, you can position your furniture so that low piece furniture like a two drawer filing cabinet is under the window.
Try personalizing your cubicle with small things which are within your budget like adding an interesting mouse pad or small desk lamps. Small desk lamps or lights not only adds personality but also better light. You can shop online for different interesting mouse pads.
Changing or adding storage like multiple containers that match the décor can be pleasing to the eyes and give the whole workplace a new look. Such organizational items will not only add color but force you to be more organized in a small space.
If you have a waiting room or an area where clients sit, try arranging the furniture in a circular manner. This will give a warm feeling to the room and encourage positive energy for your waiting clients.
As more and more offices convert to an open concept design, the layout of office furniture becomes limited by the office wall or cubicle partition space. If possible, choose a corner of the room so that you have two walls. Position one piece of furniture beside your desk or choose an L-shaped desk with a filing drawer on the return to create a tighter triangle.
An office with windows from floor to ceiling allows great amount of natural light and a tremendous view but, it can pose some challenges for office furniture layout. In this layout, the desk is positioned on one wall and the filing cabinet and book shelf or storage cupboard are placed on the opposite wall. If it is possible to create a tighter triangle, do so by choosing an L-shaped desk or utilizing wall space on the wall with your door.
You can be more creative if you have a private office or more space to work with. Adding water is a quick office design idea that works with any budget. A small fountain or fishtank will do the job. Add plants that don’t require too much work and can thrive well in the amount of light that you get in the office. This can add an inviting feeling to the whole office. Artificial plants are a good choice if you don’t get light in your office. Adding mirrors of different shapes and sizes can open up a closed office and make it more interesting. Mirrors also reflect light so your room looks brighter. Moving around you artwork or adding a new frame or purchasing a new artwork are all an example of a creative way to bring change to your office. Colorful rugs of different shapes, material and sizes can impact the overall office interiors. Adding a decorative drink dispenser adds functionality and fun. There are many unique and decorative dispensers on the market that can make a decorative statement for your particular office.
There are so many ways to make your hours at work seem more comforting. All it takes is a little imagination, and an open mind. Good luck with your changes!