Let’s face it: some weeks it feels like your workplace is your home. Whether you’re working at a huge firm or have dedicated a portion of your house to work from home, the style and ambiance of the office can have a big impact on your mood and productivity! The selection is not as expansive as what is available at home décor outlets, but office furniture fashion has really changed over the past few years to reflect a range of styles. If it’s time to set up a new workplace or alter an existing one, you should look for something that’s not only comfortable and efficient but that also offers more style than the average cubicle. Here are some ideas to make your office look more stylish:
Since office workers try to combat the gloomy effects of sitting for long periods, standing desks have become increasingly popular. Modern desks with adjustable telescoping legs can accommodate both standing and sitting. In addition, the chairs that go up high enough to sit at the taller desk as well would go well too. Having adjusting legs means that its easy to switch from standing to sitting and hence a high separate unit for standing up is not required.
The typical cubicle-like setting doesn’t have to be boring and generic. Creating a space that offers some privacy but is not entirely cubed can offer more opportunities to add style and elements. A sleek desk with open bottom has a modern style and low barriers can offer privacy without feeling confined. Low wooden shelves can be added to the sides, which add to the more open feeling. A high back chair with a more comfortable design can also elevates the look.
For workplaces that have a separate meeting space, conference tables come in a huge range of styles. A bit narrower table featuring modern legs underneath which angle out from the center, make them more user-friendly by eliminating the dreaded table legs that gets in the way of a seat. Stylish and high-backed seats are far more comfortable than many other. While the standard fluorescent lights provide adequate light, stylish fixtures that emit a more directed and warm light will make a big difference in the mood of the room.
Unique wall shelve and case units can add a completely different vibe to a work place. Artfully arranged with books, some plants and show pieces and storage containers, the shelves make the room feel more upscale and relaxed than a column or rows of filing cabinets or a blank wall would rather. In this type of setting, visitors tend to feel more at ease and the person working there can be more focused and motivated to produce efficiently.
If it fits well with your work style, there’s nothing better than a glass desk with industrial configuration. The glass opens up the area and makes it seem spacier and larger, allowing light to filter through the whole room. It also helps put the focus on the base of the desk with can be modern and attractive. Theoretically, a glass desk will help the user to keep it tidy in order to maintain the appearance of the whole office. In the end, rather than just an effortless sense of style, a glass desk also conveys a vibe of self assurance and confidence and that’s a good thing in any setting that requires focus and motivation!
Industrial style is also a great option for distinctive office furniture ideas. A set that includes a desk, shelves and a portable cart looks rugged and is ideal for an office that requires a technical focus. Metal pieces with large, decorative perforations are a solid base for decorating the room to look more high tech. The modern, shiny stool is a good idea to include an artful chair or seat to elevates the basic design of the other furniture.
If your office has an open floor plan that doesn’t strictly defined workspaces, there’s still plenty of space for stylish furnishings. Multiple workstations can be accommodated by a large conference-sized table with computer monitors installed back-to-back. This arrangement creates plenty of workspace in front of the monitors and is an ideal for a largely digital workplace. Effective and unobtrusive, slatted wooden dividers between two sides of the table can offer a visually emotional screen, but still allow communication when necessary.
Decorating a new office or just getting some new furnishings for an existing one whether if it’s a dedicated home office is the best time to amp up the style factor. Instead of settling for big-box-store boring pieces, you should choose something a little different which makes the office more comfortable and welcoming.