We work on average 40 hours a week, that’s a whopping 2080 hours a year spent in an office. I bet most of you out there work in pretty dull (albeit functional) working environments with all the usual suspects: grey desk, an ergonomic chair, a grey filing cabinet and a plastic waste packet basket. Move away from the drab, corporate greyness with these fun and exciting way to spruce up any office space.
Whilst an office serves a purpose, it is a place of work, this doesn’t mean it has to be drab. Google, one of the largest and most successful companies in the world are not only pioneering in terms of business, their offices are kitted out with slides! Yes, you heard right, slides! I am not saying you need to go to the extreme like Google and invest in an adult adventure playground but by livening up your office with a few quirky and exciting pieces will not only create a stylish image for your company but may even result in a surge of creativity and productivity from your employees.
Lounge Chairs are great if you want to make a feature out of one of your pieces of furniture. They are also great for relaxing in and come in numerous designs so there really is something to suit everyone’s taste. If you after a chic, statement, designer piece of furniture, opt for the pioneering Ball Chair by Eero Aarnio. Designed in 1966, this piece cocoons its user in a cushioned capsule and was (and still is) considered revolutionary in terms of design. Due to the enclosed space of the chair, this enables the user to relax, reflect and steal a moment of calm and tranquillity. Another fantastic feature is the shape which cuts out a significant amount of noise.
Move away from that feeling of the rate race and do away with partitioned office desks with the Garden Office Pod. With more and more people working from home, this Deluxe Summerhouse is a fantastic and innovative way to work in a relaxed environment whilst also being close to nature. Not only is it extremely spacious but is light and airy, ideal working conditions. It is also fitted with ambient lighting with a bespoke interior to suit your taste.
How you choose to decorate your wall can have a profound effect on the whole atmosphere of your office environment. For a fresh, exciting and modern way to liven up a large wall space why not try light-emitting wallpaper. This ingenious creation is a great way to brighten up your office and move away from the stark, unforgiving strobe lighting which so often features in generic office spaces.
If this is a bit too out there and not the vibe you want to create, then opt for a floor lamp. This is quick, easy and stylish way to regenerate any office space. Achille Castiglioni’s Arco Lamp is a fantastic choice and an immenselu striking piece of designer furniture. Arguably one of the most iconic pieces of lighting to date, this piece can really reinvent any room. Great for warehouse conversions and large seating areas. Castiglioni took his inspiration for this piece from street lamps and this is reflected in one of the key features of this piece, the long stem, which enables this lamp to project light up to 8 feet from its base.
For the environmentally friendly of you out there, the Paperweight desk is the greenest office desk around. This simple, stylish and functional piece is not only extremely light but is super sustainable. Made from 74% recycled paper and 26% virgin fibres this desk is a great, eco-friendly addition to any office space.
So, if you’ve grown tired of the look of your office, then why not mix things up a bit with some of the designer furniture and interior design ideas above? It will make your workspace much more fun and less of a chore, which in the end will inevitably help to improve your productivity.