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It’s so easy to see why accountant offices or banks can look quite boring. They’re in the business of boring. But when you’re a creative, you’ve got no excuse for working in an unappealing space. Why? Because you’re creative by nature – it’s who you are, and worst of all, it’s what you do. So when you’re working in an uninspiring space – somewhere that looks like an accountant’s office, then you’re in trouble. So if your office is looking a little worse for wear, it’s time to turn in into the place of inspiration that it deserves to be. If you want even your cleaning team to be in awe of your office, here’s what you need to do.
But before you get started with your ideas, you need to know that a lick of paint isn’t going to cut it here. Okay, so if you haven’t got the biggest budget to work with, you’re going to have to get creative with your ideas and making your money stretch too. But don’t play it safe. Some of the world’s coolest offices will definitely be putting you to shame right not. And while you may not want to work from an air balloon style spot like Google, there’s no reason why you couldn’t hang a hammock or two to put your own spin on standing out on a budget.
Inject Your Personality
Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but you know what – you’re a creative. So you should have no need to copy. Instead, work with your own style. Because you do have one. So project it baby! If you’ve got a thing for clowns, then good for you. Use it in your designs. Wacky and weird it might be, but if its you then it’s going to be your office. With a little slice of your personality, you should find that you’re able to create a space that suits your company but is ultra-creative at the same time.
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Dress The Walls
If you’re not working with a lot of space, and you can’t get too creative with the square footage that you do have, turn to the walls. You can always make an impression with the walls. So get yourself a banner hanging kit and go to town. Or hang some quirky art pieces or slogans. Or even draw your own mural. You just need to think about how you’re adding your own stamp but looking to inspire your staff at the same time.
Focus On Motivation
But you don’t have to use your wall art as the only source of motivation in your design. Some of the best office designs in the world focus on sensory experience to boost inspiration and motivation. So think about what you can do with sight, sound, touch, smell, and even taste to increase inspiration. From a barista style coffee machine to comfortable leather seats, there’s a lot you can do if you just let your creativity take control.