Our motto at Ken Golen design is simple: “design that actuates lifestyle”. But that doesn’t just apply to interior design for private homes. We also create designs that make your work style possible.
In today’s blog, we take a look at trends in modern office design – and how to design an office space that makes your business more creative, more collaborative, and more successful.
How do you use office space?
The first step in any interior design project is to think about your needs.
How many people come in and out of your office space each day? How does your team work? Do they need quiet areas for solo projects, or relaxed, open areas where people can share ideas?
In most offices, you’ll need a mix of both environments – plus reception areas, break rooms, and private rooms. It’s important to find the right balance of different spaces for your business.
Build creative spaces for collaboration
A few years ago, every office was open plan. Before that, it was cubicles. And before that, offices were full of tiny rooms with closed doors.
But today, office designers are learning to use a mix of different spaces. Here are just a few ways to change things up in your office design:
- Hot desking. Instead of installing a fixed seating plan, set up desks and computer portals that people can use where necessary. Encourage your employees to move around, work with different people, and get inspired by a change of location.
- Soft meeting areas. Out with old-fashioned boardroom tables. In with soft seating, circular seating plans, and a welcoming environment. Encourage your team to think differently and share ideas by designing a space where they can relax and be original.
- Creative spaces. Turn your entire office into a creative canvas. Take inspiration from Facebook’s real life wall, and set up a wallspace where employees can scribble ideas and see each other’s work. Use glass partitions, whiteboard walls, or even chalkboard to create a style that suits your business.
Feeling inspired? Contact us today to talk about your new office space design!