We spend many long hours in our offices and it is important to be able to work in a quiet, relaxing and functional office. General decor ideas can also be applied to offices, but there are a few more things to keep in mind. In offices, functionality is much more important than in most other rooms.
The color of the walls is an important aspect that determines how you feel in the office. Choose a neutral or light color that opens the small office space. You can add some extra color and design by using decorative borders. Remember that dark colors make rooms look smaller and reflect less light. You can use a color wheel to find a color that best matches the furniture in your office.
Choosing office furniture is also another difficult task. Office furniture should look good, match the workplace, serve the best function and add some style. Desks and chairs you use should match each other. If you match the furniture you use and if you use colors that are close and complementary, your office will look bigger. Be careful not to add too many small pieces, which gives a messy effect and a smaller appearance.
To use the floor space efficiently, you can find desks with plenty of storage space and large drawers. All the extra features that give room to keep your office equipment help you keep the space nice and clear. Choose desks with extendable keyboard units, find tall but narrow shelves to save space in your office.
Use lighting that does not use the office floor. Lighting can be provided from the ceiling or from the window. If you get the chance to choose your own office, you prefer one that has larger windows and that can let the natural light inside. Check the natural light in the office at different hours of the day. If it is too much sunshine, it can be difficult to work, especially if it is reflected directly on your computer screen.
Accessories and small office equipment are also an important aspect. Keep things small and practical. This does not mean giving up the function. For example, instead of using a fax machine, a scanner, and a printer separately, you can choose to buy a single machine that contains everything. Multifunctional machines will take up less space and they will also keep you from handling too many cables. Instead of using three different paper stands, choose a single rack with multiple trays. As long as you keep things simpler, the better and wider your office will appear.