There’s no doubt that innovation and creativity are key ingredients to business success. One study by Adobe and Forrester Consulting found that companies who embrace creativity outperform their competitors in revenue growth, market share and talent acquisition. They also enjoy a high-performance environment and a positive workplace culture.
We know it’s hard to be creative at work if your workplace is outdated, drab and uninspiring. These days, almost anything goes when it comes to office interior design. We’re seeing more and more clients embrace creativity in the workplace, with playful, fun, dreamy and imaginative designs. Here are a few key elements to consider when creating an office interior design that’s fresh and imaginative.
Colour and texture
The colours and textures used in your interior design and architecture can reinforce your brand personality and influence emotions and behaviour. It can make employees feel calm and focused, or customers feel excited and ready to buy. Consider how you want people to feel in your office and choose elements that enhance these emotions, from wall colours and accessories, to light fittings and furniture.
Furniture and lighting
Experimenting with furniture and lighting is a great way to make an office space more creative and fun. A funky lounge, comfy cushions or impressive feature lighting can transform a collaborative space, making it more enjoyable for employees, so they’re inspired to develop better ideas for your business.
A kitchen or breakout area that makes your team feel like they’re chilling in a café can help them relax and recharge, so they’re more productive and focused when they get back to work. We’ve created bright, modern breakout spaces with a café feel for companies including VCC Training and the Credit and Investments Ombudsman.
Floors, walls and ceilings
Just because they’re essential to the architecture, doesn’t mean they have to be boring. Floors, walls and ceilings can be injected with colour and texture too. You may opt for industrial-style polished concrete, or colourful carpet tiles in different textures.
The use of wood panelling, garden walls and textured wallpapers are a great way to add interest and warmth to a bare wall. Consider decorating your walls with graphics and artworks to liven up the space, or make the most of exposed beams and pipes for a funky warehouse feel.
Our team transformed the ceiling of Blake Publishing into a vibrant design feature, while the exposed brickwork at Blue Chilli complemented the heritage-listed office space and reflected the down to earth approach of the business.
Good, clean fun
Many businesses have realised that turning their office into a fun and entertaining space keeps their employees happy and engaged. Simple ideas like adding a pool table, big screen TV or gaming console can foster creativity and even encourage healthy competition. If you’re feeling really wild, why not add a slippery slide so employees can slip from one floor to another? When it comes to creativity, the sky’s the limit!