Not all of us are endowed with the talent of knowing how to design a good (or at least decent) interior design. That is why when we are still looking for the right things to fill our offices, we consult the net, some magazines and people who know better. Despite all these hassles, remember to still keep in mind to work within a budget and time frame, as these office equipment are all investments.
If you are one of the people who is having a hard time choosing the right office equipment, here are the two main things you need to keep in mind:
Function first. If you’re working on a tight budget and a very tight time frame, then your options are pretty limited. Keep in mind that you only need to buy the types of office furniture that you can actually use. Every time you think of a piece you might have overlooked, ask yourself, “What else do I need for the office?” Think of things that can make your job easier. You know the basics, office table, a file cabinet, a comfortable chair, computer table, etc. Be practical and realistic.
Now, if you don’t need to skimp on budget and time, you can be a little crazy about style, but you should still prioritize function. At the end of the day, your office is designed for one person’s productivity, and the team that accompanies them must support that. Inspirational paintings/photographs, ornamental plants, and a coffee maker can help productivity, yes, but don’t overdo the less important ones.
When you’re sure you have an idea of what you really need, you can play around with your colors and styles, as long as they look appropriate for the style of office you’re going for. To do this, you must first meet the nature of your business. For example, if you’re shopping for a law firm, you can’t fill the place with furniture that’s printed with cartoon characters or has psychedelic designs.
If you want an accent, have an attention-grabbing office product like a vase or painting, and then keep everything bare. It’s best if you stick with the neutral ones, the ones that look more “serious.” At best, you can make “Zen” as the theme to make it relaxing despite the serious atmosphere. The same goes for clinics, banks, etc. You can be more creative if your business is also on the creative side, such as marketing, advertising, and multimedia arts. Check out office equipment magazines if you’re still worried about your options.
See, it’s easy to choose the right office equipment for you once you’ve mastered how to approach these two main considerations. And never forget that practicality is king.