Small offices are no less than larger ones, not when you design it right. A great office is never defined by its size but by how you maximize the available space you have. So if you are finally up to the challenge of revamping your small office space to make it look bigger and more up-to-date, then you’re reading the right blog. Here are a few simple things you could to make your small office design work:
1. Make it clutter-free.
First things first, you have to make sure every single thing on your workspace are things you actually still use. The number one rule when you’re trying to work with a small space is to clear the room of clutter, whether these are old papers or office supplies which haven’t seen the light of days for months, it’s time to get rid of it. It might seem like a lot of work but once you’re done with it, you’d be surprised how much space you actually have.
2. Be color-creative.
To make small offices seem larger, it’s best to choose light colors. You know how in fashion darker colors can make the wearer look slimmer? The same concept is applicable in office interior design. Painting the walls a lighter color, like white or calm blues or greens, reflect more light so the room won’t feel more cramped and claustrophobic. If your room has windows, the effect of natural light would look great with lighter colors and will make your small space seem bigger and more spacious.
3. Display something unique.
Having a single item in your workspace that’s truly attention-grabbing can make a small office seem spacious. Whether it’s a painting, a small sculpture, an action figure of your favorite DC character, or a huge mirror, having a sense of focus in the office can keep your and your visitors’ eyes from wandering around and taking in the small space. Just make sure to not have TOO MANY attention-grabbing items because that would just highlight the size of the space you have.
4. Maximize your walls.
If the kind of job you’re in requires you to keep a lot of paperwork, then it’s time to make the walls your friend. Utilize cork boards and wall-mounted storage so your floor space won’t be occupied. It’s all about getting creative- instead of using massive tables, why not go for modular ones you can move around, fold, or even hide? Instead of having rolling pedestals, why not use wall-fitted shelves or cabinets?
5. Be monochromatic.
Yes, we talked about being color creative and choosing lighter colors to give the room space to breathe but when it comes to smaller work areas, get creative through a monochromatic theme. Lets say your walls are painted a light grey color, make sure to choose furnishing that work around the same shade for visually-appealing balance because having too many colors happening in one room can make it look cluttered and unorganized.
Now that you know the basics, its time to start planning on what you could do to finally love the workspace you have, no matter how small! If you need further help in effective office space planning or just choosing the right furniture, give us a call here at Solutions Office Interiors!