Choosing the Right Decor for Your Office
The process of office decorating and choosing the right art for your specific workspace is not only fun, but it’s crucial to creating the specific effect that will benefit your company.
More and more companies are office decorating with art, and are discovering that art breathes life and sophistication into a room and inspires creative thinking. Having a few pieces strategically placed around a room can put anxious minds at ease and help boundless minds focus.
Here are some important office decorating ideas to consider when choosing what type of art should go in your company’s office spaces.
CONSIDER FIRST IMPRESSIONS
First impressions matter, so when decorating your office, consider positioning your best and most impressive art near the entryway. A strong, weighty piece above a reception area is a bold way to evoke a company’s strength and purpose to all who pass through its halls. It can also set the tone a company aims to create, be it one of high tempo, sophistication or unbounded creativity.
CHOOSE AN APPROPRIATE COLOR SCHEME
Decorating your office with the right colors can infuse more verve into a company’s spirit. The wrong one can clash and be a distraction. Industries that thrive on high energy, like sales, finance, or sports may want strong colors that leap off a canvas and energize a room. Companies with historical prestige may want classic colors that evoke luxury and sophistication. Whatever impression your company is going for, having a curator guide you through color choices is never a bad idea.
FIND THE HIGH QUALITY ART THAT’S AFFORDABLE
Gorgeous art is now more affordable than it’s ever been. Many art stores sell posters of famous paintings for under $50. A bevy of organizations will not only curate your exhibit but rotate in new pieces every six or twelve months for a small fee. Take advantage of the huge variety of genres that companies can tryout in their spaces, like photography, oil prints, sculptures, watercolors, pastels, acrylics and more.
EXPLORE MIXED MEDIA
Art doesn’t have to be paint on a canvas. Often office walls aren’t designed to support heavy art. This makes mixed media some of the best choices to decorate an office. Chunky vases, felt pieces, ceramic or glass sculptures and cast iron bird cages hanging from the ceiling are just a few office decorating ideas companies have to position in nooks and corners to spruce up a sterile office area. Mixing different types of artwork also gives decorators more room to utilize their creativity.
CREATE YOUR OWN LOOK
With so much to choose from and so many tones available to decorate an office, there’s no reason you can’t be original. Always decorate with colors you enjoy and images you love, and everything else will fall into place. Choosing art and curating an office doesn’t require an art degree, just some ingenuity and a taste for what you like.
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