Before any major renovation project is taken on it is important to clearly define your goals. Try to pick three words to describe the look you want to achieve, and chose one phrase that defines the function of your office. This way you will be consistent in your descriptions as you go from store to store for supplies and ideas.
If your only goal is making your space look new and fresh, painting the walls would be a great place to start. Many offices have boring white walls, so adding a little color can go a long way in making your area stand out. If your area is small, you may consider choosing two shades of the same color. This way you can paint three walls the milder color and create an accent wall by painting one wall the darker color. Small areas can appear even smaller if all four walls are painted a color that is too dark, so keep that in mind. If you have a large area and wall space to play with, you will have a lot more color options available to you. Consider stopping by the paint department at your local hardware store for more fun ideas.
Redecorating is common, and probably a good idea. Your contractor might handle this, though it is more likely they will leave it up to you, or recommend an interior decorator. An interior decorator usually will suggest adding paintings to your walls, or offer suggestions for window dressings. Spending time and money on interior decorating may not make sense depending on the size and function of your office, but if you are remodeling to make the space nicer, it might be worth it.
Adding or replacing furniture can be important. If you gut and rebuild the interior of your office, but put the same mediocre furniture back in you are not going to see the change you hoped for. Keep in mind the color of your walls and the size of you office when picking out new furniture, and if possible, bring in samples of your wall colors and other textiles so you can be sure the furniture you are looking at will match your office.
Large, unused spaces can be filled in with any number of objects. Consider installing a fish tank in the center of a room or against a long wall. Adding something like this can be good for your employees because it gives them something to look forward to, especially if people can add a fish or name one. Another way to fill a large space is to add a table with large vase full of flowers. Fake flowers are durable, beautiful, and inexpensive.
To change the interior layout of an office, walls can be built or removed. Knocking down a wall can open up your office, creating a more teamwork oriented environment. On the other hand, adding walls can create the privacy that is essential in some industries. To make a new wall more formal you can add crowning to the top, or you can have a custom doorway designed.
It is possible to visually divide sections of your office without adding walls. Different sections can be floored differently. Changing the texture and type of the flooring from one area to another is a good idea, and is more defining than simply using different colors. Go from carpet to wood or tile, or add a large rug if your floor is concrete. Faux wood flooring and tile are easy to install, and often can increase the market value of your space as well.
What would an office be without office desks ? In our office, we have three desks. Office interiors are important as they help keep you focused on your work.