If you’re a business owner with staff and an office, you’ll know how important your office design can be. Through your design, you can turn prospective clients into long-term partners. Office design is a fusion of visual parameters like aesthetics and functional parameters like lighting and infrastructure.
There’s a fun side to this too though, you can express your personality through your design styles. You can apply trending décor ideas to give it a modern look. You can apply green and eco-friendly decor ideas. You can design the best office of your dreams with acoustic felt panels. Acoustic features are an important contributor of overall office room decorum. These have visual as well as functional importance.
If you’re not sure where to start with your office space, here are 12 things to consider:
1. Switch over to open concept layout
Create interactive workspaces for fostering team spirit, with open concept layout. In this kind of environment there is generally a better flow of creative ideas. The space distribution is also improved. You can place felt partitions at strategic locations in the office and you can alter their orientations when required. By doing this you can create a vibrant and dynamic feel in your organisation.
2. Create a theme in your corridor
With wall felt you can fabricate a thematic wall background. So you can reflect your business goals to the observer in an artistic manner. Acoustic felt panels can provide the impression of depth and look more interesting than standard walls. An inspiring corridor on the way into the office can fill employees with enthusiasm before starting on a new day.
If you own an architectural office, you can design a wall with monumental prints on panels. The sight of eye catchy prints on panels stimulates creativity.
3. Acoustic design
Soundproofing a room is a must to have the positive work vibes flowing. Acoustic felt is easy to install, and better listening and message interpretation enable better project design and goal actualization. Acoustics are indispensable for seminar halls and meeting venues.
You can have acoustic ceiling suspended solutions even on unfinished ceilings. These are available in all sorts of designs and they make your ceilings soundproof and add visual beauty to space. Acoustic baffles are available in geometric shapes and colours, so you can create elegant looking halls and cafeterias. Absorption panels are available in multiple styles are colours, and they are pretty flexible in terms of application on walls and ceilings.
You could have felted tiles on your floors and felt panels for your ceilings. Acoustic ceilings help to create a tranquil atmosphere and are available in miscellaneous designs and textures. Clients can also order custom specific designs of panels.
Before purchasing acoustic fiber ensure that it has a high NRC value. NRC value indicates the ability of acoustic material to mitigate reverberations. Refined wool is a natural product with high NRC and valuable properties like insulation and shock absorption qualities.
4. Inspirational quotes on your walls
Motivate your employees by having inspirational art and quotes on your walls. You can also write a thought on whiteboards or chalkboards, placed strategically in the office.
5. Have smart and portable furnishings
Your furniture must be comfortable for your staff throughout the working day. Think about having quality, adjustable desk chairs for your employees. You can find furniture that can be used in multiple ways if your office space is limited. Think about picking innovative furniture designs to create dynamic interiors. Add closets and cabinets for organized storage.
6. Create a dynamic interview point
New entrants bring freshness and energy vibes to an office. Have acoustic partitions in interview rooms, so that the candidates get a relaxed atmosphere and feel comfortable during interviews.
Maintenance is a must to retain a posh office interior. Have linoleum floors, which are easy to clean. Have moisture resistant tiles in your washroom. Go for routine maintenance. Alter your design periodically to make maintenance easier.
8. Apply green and sustainable décor ideas
Go green is an emerging corporate trend. An office owner must opt for eco-friendly appliances as much as possible. Purchase energy-saving lighting installations. If there are many redundant paper files or documents, do not discard them; you can get them recycled to get useful materials paper or cardboard. Recycle your scrap to make decorative items. You can even recycle old and worn put furniture to create new décor items. While purchasing felted tiles, ensure they are made of biodegradable stuff or renewable in nature. In addition these must be free of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). Also check parameters like durability and fire resilience.
Ensure your office room has ample windows and ventilators for natural air circulation. Try to have a mini-garden if you have space. Try to minimize the consumption of air conditioners. Have only energy saving conditioners and use them sincerely.
9. Create a stress-free atmosphere
You can select plush and premium felt designs to provide an elegant look to your office. So the rooms look more engaging, while the employees feel more motivated to accept challenges. You can get a soothing and soft experience with the placement of felted tiles. Pacific and stress-free atmosphere created by the placing of acoustic felt motivates employees to concentrate on the present moment.
Ensure that there is ample availability of light during the daytime. You can control the light intensity with window curtains. Install pleasant and energy saving light appliances for evening or night office sessions. You can have fancy lights at entrance points and corridors.
11. Infrastructure design
Having advanced computing equipment and networking systems adds to the firm’s brand value. Also have security amenities to ensure safety of office assets.
12. Focal points
Focal points add points to your brand value. You can create focal points with your creative décor ideas. You can use acoustic panels at strategic locations like reception or lobbies to create focal points. You can select from among different designs and dimensions, as per your room layout. With 3D acoustic panels, you can create a pleasing sensation of depth. You can add modern artworks or artificial flowers to create focal points.
Having an office space with an elegant view is a goal every entrepreneur has. You can create an office with premium looks by following a few strategies. Create a dynamic and interactive atmosphere. Have optimum lighting and smart furnishings inside. Take green and environment-friendly design initiatives. Invest in acoustic solutions. In an office room with acoustic infrastructure there is better interpersonal communication., and people can exchange their thoughts and ideas.
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