Whether you are refurbishing your office or you have just moved in and want to create a great working environment. There are many ways that you can use what you already have to make your office not only a nice place to work but also inspire you for the look you want to achieve. Here are 6 ways you can highlight the architectural interest of your office space in this interior design.
1. Choose Furniture That Matches the Space
The furniture you choose says a lot about the design you are trying to achieve. However, there is more to the furniture you choose than just the look. To keep your staff happy, the furniture also needs to be comfortable enough to deal with a long working day.
To keep with the theme and architecture of the building, you can always take some comfortable chairs or sofas and add industrial legs. This could be a good fit for the building but with added comfort.
2. Accentuate Features
If the building has some interesting features, then it can be a good idea to bring these out so you can see them. Many old buildings have ironwork or ornate brickwork that you can paint.
It also gives you the opportunity to look at the old architecture to see if it needs any repairs to bring it back to how it used to be. Even if you need to paint the features to match the look you are trying to create, by using contrasting colours you can show off these features.
3. Use Lighting
Together with paint and other materials, lighting can be a clever way to accentuate a style of feature in your office building. You can experiment with the way you use lighting so that it makes different shadows and hits walls and other features to show them off.
This use of lighting doesn’t only have to be used on the features in your building. Why not also look at other areas of the office where you can use lighting creatively.
4. Embrace the Style of the Building
If your office building has a set style such as art-deco, then why not think about embracing it and adding more features in keeping with the period. Use paint and lines to recreate art-deco styles and also use the popular colours of the period.
By embracing and even leaning into a style, you can create a stunning and individual environment that will be a great place to work.
5. Use Patterns
In some cases, you can use patterns to create the feel you want in a room. Think of a pattern that will compliment the room and add it to furnishings and other areas that will make the pattern stand out.
6. Use Lines to Break Up Areas
Using lines can be a great way to break up a room without large screens or other pieces of furniture. This can be an effective way of creating areas for colleagues or for certain jobs.
By accentuating and adding to the features of your office building, you can turn a boring looking office into an interesting working environment.