For those who can’t afford a coworking space and want a taste of the inspiring designs they provide, WeWork’s Designer Ace Houston offers some tips to bring it’s productive look to your private office.
Painting is one of the best ways to transform a space to reflect any particular mood. When choosing between lighter and darker colors, keep in mind the amount of natural light the space gets as the former will reflect light and the latter will absorb it.
Adding plants has been proven to improve moods, while boosting indoor air quality. Adding something low-maintenance like succulents or a snake plant is ideal.
Abstract art can provide a touch of color in an otherwise bland office and can be a good conversation starter.
Providing proper lighting can make or break workday productivity. Overhead fluorescent lighting can be dull, so opt for task lighting at each desk.
Offering a change in scenery is important to rejuvenate the brain after sitting in front of a computer for hours. A breakout space is perfect for this as it provides a laid back environment where workers can recoup and socialize with others.
Soft surfaces, whether it be carpet or a chair, allows for a cozier and more approachable atmosphere to what can be seen as a stiff space.
Big offices typically lack any variety, so it’s important to include diverse working stations that allows workers something different to look at and keeps them engaged.