How to Redesign Your Office Without Breaking the Bank

nex_office_studio (1)When you step into your office, what comes to your mind? Do you find the space offers a nice work environment? Are you proud to bring clients into your office for meetings? Or does your lackluster workplace leave you uninspired and unmotivated? If this sounds like you, you’re probably in need of an office overhaul. But before you start seeing dollar signs, don’t fret! There are several easy and cost effective ways to update your workplace that will make a big impact without the hefty price tag.

Rearrange your furnishings

This design tip has no cost at all! One simple way to update your office space is by rearranging your office furniture. Take a step back and look at the current layout of your office. Are you optimizing your space? For instance, make sure to place your desk by the window (if you have one) so you have more natural light. Your current layout could also be cutting off the room, leaving you with less space to utilize. Just moving around your furnishings can give your office a new, fresh look.

Rethink office supply organizers

Ditch the standard pen holder and paperclip container, and opt for more decorative accessories. Rather than using traditional office organizers, try using a vintage glass to hold your pens and pencils and place your paperclips, pushpins or rubber bands in decorative dishes. Using decorative and vintage items can add a touch of style to your office while still being functional.

Reduce clutter

Say goodbye to office clutter! Take some time each day to finally tackle that mound of papers and files you have stacked in your office. Rather than using standard manila folders, use folders and file organizers with a pattern or design to bring some of your personality and style into your office. Having a more organized work space will also help you focus, boosting your energy and productivity!

Revamp with color

Think about the type of work you do and the company you work for. For instance, if you work for a graphic design agency, think about adding bright colors that reflect your creativity. Even if you have a more conservative line of work such as law or accounting, you can still incorporate color into your office while maintaining your professionalism by adding softer hues such as a light yellow, blue or green. Also, consider using colors found in your company’s logo. With these cost effective design tips in hand, you are all set to give your office a whole new look without breaking the bank. Your colleagues will be asking you for design advice in no time! For related CORT Corner posts on workplace design:

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