What’s the first thought that comes to your mind when you walk into an office space? Your perceptions are usually based on the environment, the interior decor and obviously the mood of the place. 90% of the times, these are the first impression makers that go a long way. In fact, if you’re managing an office space, think about not just the newcomers but the existing employees in the system. Sometimes, something as trivial as the reception lighting or the addition of modern wall fixtures could lighten up someone’s mood when they walk into your office.
If you believe in improving productivity through radical interior changes, needless to say, office fit outs are the way to go. We are not just talking fresh coats of paints or some furniture rearrangements. We are talking latest trends that can not only enhance the aesthetics of your work place but also create a stellar work environment for your employees.
We have shortlisted the top 5 best office fit out trends to follow up on if you have interior redecoration in mind-
1. Bring Back The Branding- But This Time with A BANG!
Walk into an office reception and the first thing you’ll see is the office branding- probably with a careful selection of taglines to follow up with. But that’s not nearly as impactful as bringing some creativity into the branding. Maybe an embellished wall with accents highlighting your brand color, or simply an outstanding LED display of your brand could attract some awe!
2. Say Hello To Open Spaces
When it comes to office fitouts, the latest trends call for open office spaces that gives your employees room to breathe and interact. Gone are the days of pigeon cooped office cubicles with high partitions cutting them out from the whole world. Let’s devise an open floor design together that can accommodate more comfortable seating while boosting the energy in the office floor.
3. What Are Your Thoughts About Focus Rooms and Huddle Spaces?
Now open floors lack one thing- the need for privacy. Open floors come with a lot of energy which means there will always be office noises around to keep you on your toes. But that doesn’t mean, your office should lack private spots for people to take their important client calls, right? Introducing the concept of focus booths and huddle spaces which are typically customized conference rooms, sans the big table for 12 with a projector!
4. How Common is Your Common Area?
The answer to this should be, not common at all! Why stick to the old cafeteria and water cooler routine for common spaces when you can spruce up your common area to make it more comfortable and lively for your employees? We are talking wall fixtures instead of boring shelves, accent lighting instead of a bland bulb, some modern furniture fittings like bean bags and couches set against an accent wall. The sky is the limit here.
5. Never Say No To Natural Lighting
Yet another radical change offices today are implementing is the use of ample natural lighting to elevate moods and cut down on electricity costs. Why keep the midnight lamp burning till noon when you can simply add in some wall fit glass windows to make the office space more breathable and naturally lit. But let’s not forget, natural lighting is only applicable for a particular time of the day and post that some new lighting fixtures in place wouldn’t be such a bad idea, right?
Got any inspiration from these latest trends? Want to chalk out a fit out blueprint just to see how you can enhance your office space? At ACS Shopfitters in Melbourne, we are always available to lend an ear and a helping hand to you.