You know how the saying goes “Actions speak louder than words”, well the same can be said about the office and office dwellers based on the looks of the interior. If you want to leave off a pleasant and friendly impression, then you should focus on making the office friendlier.
Apart from the meeting room meetings, there are some meetings that occur in the office, like those of visitor and employee, and the visitors chair though not always taken seriously for the role it carries can make or break the experience. The visitor can feel welcome and relaxed or literally come to understand what sitting on needles is like, it all depends on the chair you provide.
Though specialised stores don’t lack chair options, you can narrow your selection choosing visitors chair that’s both comfortable and stylish, and can seamlessly fit the space (including with colour and pattern) so if you don’t always need it by the desk you can easily stack it away into a corner.
Next up, the non-work related details. Sure, you want anything in the workplace to speak of work but sometimes that’s exactly what overburdens the look. Starting from books, you can have fun creating creative corners with novels, epic literature, travel pieces or magazines. You’d be surprised how much non-work related reading material can be work inspirational.
Humour is always the ingredient that can spice things up the right way. This can mean anything, from showing off your fun side by having a wall of employer-employee photos, all non-work photos to be precise, to relying on unusual office accessories, such as animal theme cable organisers, different shapes of paper clips and paper holders.
Who says textiles are associated with feminine offices only? The simple addition of a throw rug, a tapestry or two, some cushions can immediately make the ambiance cosier. Besides, when you introduce brighter colours, mix and match patterns and styles, you may not realise you also affect the mood of the office workers and visitors, along with the interior.
It’s not that obvious at first, however, unless the office is organised you can’t really count on comfort or welcoming atmosphere. Clutter never gives a good impression, and to only make things worse, it badly affects productivity and adds to stress, so it’s always best to do whatever is in your power to keep the workplace tidy.
It gets easier to do so when you can count on stylish pieces to do the trick, like modern design desks with plenty of drawers, monitor arms, floating and display shelves, and fun supply holders. As a finishing touch, don’t forget plants; apart from being a sight for sore eyes, they are key to purified office air.