Ready for a new office look?
Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager for PPG Paints, says there is a movement away from the luxury office furniture of the past. Instead, "there is a move toward establishing an 'office personality' and a look that matches the company brand."
The decor should mimic what the company is selling or stands for or both, setting employees and customers in the right frame of mind from a visual standpoint, Schlotter said. Here are seven ways to accomplish that.
Choose the right color scheme
More creative industries should look for color and pop, using murals and accent walls to entice creative thinking and innovation. You can still create a chaos-free environment with the use of warm gray or white walls.
Style your space like a coffee shop
Play with textures
Rearrange the office
Invest in modern furniture
Bring in Mother Nature
Ask employees for help
Additional reporting by Nicole Fallon. Some source interviews were conducted for a previous version of this article.