With the rise of hybrid working, offices now need to be places where people want to work. It’s no longer enough to do the bare minimum; there’s so much choice in the job market that employees are now prioritising comfort, happiness and flexibility over all else when choosing where they want to work.
Moving offices is the perfect opportunity to reinvent your workspace, creating the ideal environment for your employees to thrive, boosting productivity across the board while looking amazing!
Our office interior design specialists have gathered together 11 ideas for you to consider when planning your office move to ensure that you create the perfect office space tailored to your employees’ needs.
Making the most of your space
Offices come in all shapes and sizes, which means that efficiency is key when planning your office interior design.
By carefully selecting your furniture, you’re able to ensure that every nook and cranny of your floor space is used optimally.
For example, consider how we worked with Obex to create a dynamic workspace that made the most out of their space limitations.
Nurture collaborative working
Collaborative working is essential for workplace success, that’s no secret. Providing the perfect place for your people to get their heads together is more important than ever.
We’re spending more time working remotely than ever before, which means it’s important that, when your employees are in the office together, they have a comfortable environment to work collaboratively in.
Barcode Warehouse’s stunning new office embodies the collaborative working ethos with glass fronted meeting rooms that encourage some seriously focused work.
You may choose the alternative of an open plan collaborative space, it all depends on what’s best for your needs.
Unique & cosy
The modern office is moving away from its bland corporate roots and is starting to embrace a cosier, homelier feel. Many employees want their office to be a home away from home, and James & James’ stunning space does exactly that!
Don’t be afraid to inject some personality when considering your office interior design. Create memorable, comfortable spaces and cosy quiet zones to capture your brand’s personality and give your employees the homely feel that they want.
This helps to keep your employees relaxed & focused throughout the workday.
Vary your furniture
Too much of the same thing gets monotonous quickly. We recommend mixing things up, just like internationally recognised machinery manufacturers Marel did with their new offices.
In order to create the unique and modern interior that they were looking for, they wanted to ensure that the furniture used came in various shapes, sizes and colours, helping their workspace to delight the senses at every stage.
Gone are the days of homogeneity – vary your furniture and breathe life into your office!
Use warm ambient lighting
Warm lighting promotes calm; the same can be said about natural light.
Make sure that your space is properly illuminated in warm and natural colours, just like the look that our friends over at Frövi achieved during their office design & build.
Even if you have little-to-no access to natural light, ensuring that the lighting that you choose is warm and welcoming is essential for both your employees and visitors as it helps people to feel at home in your office.
Use wall displays
You’ll have a fair bit of wall space in your new office, so make the most of it!
CSI wanted their space to truly represent their brand and their technological advancement. Get creative with this, there’s no limit on what you can put on your wall displays, so whether you want an inspirational message or a more subtle piece of branding, don’t forget to take advantage of your walls.
Creatively segment your office space
Walls & glass work brilliantly at segmenting your office, but have you ever considered what our partners over at Kortec opted for?
Wanting a combination of open spaces and geometric designs, Kortec settled on a unique roped-off section.
This effectively segments the office while also creating a fully open feel and a highly unique look. It’s your office, so make it what you want.
Use green spaces to boost productivity
Studies show that green offices enjoy a 15% boost to productivity!
That’s why Gluco RX chose to incorporate a biophilic theme into their office space. Not only does this provide the aforementioned boost to productivity, but it also provides texture to the office and a spot of colour.
Provide high-focus spaces
Sometimes, employees need to get away from their desks and knuckle down somewhere quiet. That’s where high-focus spaces come into their own.See the below example from job seeking specialists, Reed.
t’s important to ensure that your office interior design allows for quiet, focused time as well as collaborative work. Booths work wonders for this, as they provide a place for employees to work separately and remain on task.
Don’t be afraid of colour
People naturally love colour; we’re biologically programmed to enjoy colourful things, so don’t be afraid to allow for a splash of colour in your designs (Domino’s didn’t in their office design!).
Careful use of colour can:
Your selected colours can also represent your brand in a certain light. Perhaps you opt for a luxurious purple finish to evidence your premium products, or maybe you choose airy blues and greens to help promote a calm atmosphere.
Implement luxury finishes and fittings
Sometimes, we all want a little luxury.
In order to create that premium feel, Catapult opted for sleek finishes and fittings of the highest quality.
With striking fittings, you make a statement; the perfect way to introduce your brand to a new client or potential customer.
Perfect your office interior design with Rhino
Are you looking to move offices soon, or are you looking to fully redesign your existing office?
Rely on our office interior design specialists at Rhino to take the pressure off. Our partnership approach means that we’ll work closely with you and your team to design a tailored office space that’s built to match your unique personality, goals and working styles.
If you’ve got any questions, or if you’d like to talk about an upcoming project, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team today.
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