Tips for Sophisticated Corporate Interior Design / by Crystal Wimperis

What Corporate Interior Design Firms Would Do

Is your workplace's design impacting your employee's productivity?

Do you feel as though your harsh lighting and lack of color may be turning off the clients who visit your office?

Do you just feel as though your design looks dated, out of touch with your branding, or just drab?

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then it sounds like your office is in serious need of an interior design makeover.

In this post, we'll share with you some of our favorite corporate design tips and trends. We'll also tell you where you can find the top corporate interior design firms in both Fort Myers and Miami.

Photo by  Erol Ahmed  on  Unsplash

Photo by Erol Ahmed on Unsplash

Embrace Natural Lighting

One of the most important tips when it comes to elegant office interior design?

Never underestimate the power of natural lighting.

First of all, it will help even smaller offices to feel more open. Additionally, anything you can do to replace the necessity of harsh, fluorescent lighting is always appreciated.

Especially if your office is located near to a stunning beach, mountain range, or any other sort of beautiful backdrop, it's best to show it off with large bay windows.

Plus, your employees will love the fact that they won't feel trapped inside of a tiny cubicle with no view of the outside world.

Best of all?

Studies have shown that natural lighting in the workplace actually increases productivity.

To determine the types of windows that will best suit your office, as well as their idea placement, it's best to work with a professional architectural and design firm.

Create "Zones"

Whether you have an open office plan or several cubicles/closed door offices, it's important that your interior design properly segments your office space.

Break down your office into several different "zones." These can include things like client waiting rooms/entryways, meeting rooms, break rooms/areas, workspaces, and even places for employees' personal items.

Break up these zones with half bookcases, rugs, couches, and more. This way, you won't need to add walls or screens, but you'll still create an office that has clear paths.

Plus, the zones will help employees to better collaborate with each other, and encourage more transparency throughout the workplace.

Add Some Air Plants

If you want to combine your love of trends with interior design objects that help to bolster creativity and a healthy workplace atmosphere, then we suggest adding some plants to your office.

First of all, larger plants are a wonderful way to break up space and give your employees a sense of privacy. They can also help both clients and employees to feel more at home in the workplace.

But it's not just about the look.

Air plants can also help to improve your office's air quality. They have also been proven to keep people more alert and focused, meaning your employees will be able to fight off that dreaded 3:00 slump.

For best results, try spider plants, Boston ferns, or even aloe vera plants.

The green accent walls of the Gartner Training Center add excitement and energy to the room.

The green accent walls of the Gartner Training Center add excitement and energy to the room.

Try An Accent Wall

Too much wallpaper can make your office's interior design look too busy, but a lack of color and design elements can also make it look incredibly bland.

So, what's the compromise?

We suggest trying an accent wall.

You can choose to fill your accent wall with a branded image, (like your company's logo) portraits or even pictures of your clients and employees, or even just paint it a single color.

Depending on the overall message of your business, your accent wall provides you with an opportunity to incorporate your branding into your interior design. For example, if your company is all about living simply, you may simply want to leave your accent wall as an exposed brick statement piece.

But if your business is more focused on catering to luxury clientele, you can use the accent wall to consistently update the look of your office according to what's en vogue this week.

Work With Corporate Interior Design Firms

While some of these trends and tips might be simple enough to do on your own, be honest with yourself: are you ever actually going to get out that paintbrush, rip up that old carpet, or knock out that random wall?

Likely, the answer is no.

Besides, there's simply no reason to take the time out of your workday and disrupt the overall flow of your office when there are wonderful, experienced corporate interior design firms that can help you.

In addition to ensuring that everything is executed in a timely manner according to your exact specifications, corporate interior design firms can also help you to figure out a design look that's consistent with your overall branding.

While you might love some of the tips and trends on this list, they may not work for your branding or even your current office space.

Plus, the last thing you want to have happen is for a DIY disaster to put you out of business for a few days, or perhaps even a few weeks. Not only will you lose money when it comes to productivity, but you'll likely end up spending well over what you would have if you'd just hired corporate interior design firms in the first place.

Where Can You Find Experienced Contractors, Designers, and Architects?

Thanks to the tips in this post, we know that your head is likely spinning around with all of the ideas you have to take the look of your office to the next level.

If you're looking to complete your renovation on time, within your budget, and with professionals, then feel free to reach out to us to get started on creating together.

In addition to interior design services, we also offer project consulting and architecture. To get more of a feel for what we do, we invite you to look through our online portfolio.

Our team will help you to create an office space that increases productivity, makes a great impression on your clients, and gets you excited to come into work every day. Contact us today about your project!