Gone are the days when workplaces have to be drab, uninteresting, uninspiring and demotivating. Offices are transforming into a fun and happy spaces where people socialize, cook and eat, learn and grow all the while having a productive day at work and climbing up the corporate ladder. Unless you work at the morgue, that’s an interior a little too hard to spice up, forget making jolly. Here are few design cues that will leave your office a little too nice that you’ll want to do overtime. Innovations and an overflow of ideas necessitate an office environment that promotes performance, creativity, and efficiency.
• Brick Walled Cabins
This trend has been picking up a lot of momentum lately and you’ll be able to see why. A blend of the rustic ancient style of architecture with a modern creative touch to it old clay bricks stacked with creative design leaving space for air and light in between is the ultimate modern workspace separator. This wall design allows the cabins to be separated enough to have work privacy yet leaves enough space for the employee to feel they are a part of the whole, doing good to their team psyche. The abundance of easy flowing light and air is an added bonus with the clay giving a natural cooling effect to its surroundings. Make sure it’s natural clay since the earthy smell and rustic color and texture makes a whole lot of difference.
• Open pantry and co-working spaces, and quirky colors all around
A few of us may need our office to look somewhat different and edgy and break away from the standard horrid, exhausting look. Take a stab at including all the more vibrant hues to the office and the vibe is never the same. Splendid and warm hues are certain to offer some additional vitality and freshness. Couple this with a space meant for all the different department to spend time in close proximity with everyone along with a lot of strong coffee (on the house), cake and biscuits with comfortable reclining chairs, sofas and comfortable furniture that makes the employee want to relax. Throw around magazines and book that will spark discussion. Innovative inter-disciplinary ideas are sure to follow.
• Go Green
Using wood around the office is always a great idea to keep the rustic yet modern vibe and a generally pleasant atmosphere but bringing in green plants is a game changer. Vertical gardens, tall pot plants as cabin dividers and indoor waterfalls with plants to break the splash bring the sense of peace and tranquility of the outdoors, indoors. These natural air purifiers also help with maintaining humidity and temperature while also improving employee morale by working at a subconscious level.
• Or just go black and white
Highly contrasting is never out of form. When mixed in perfect amounts, these can make the space look very much characterized and add to the sophistry to of the workplace.