3 Office furniture styles you need to know about

furniture-802031_640Whether you’re setting up an office for the first time or you simply fancy a redesign, it’s likely that you’ll be looking to fill your workspace with pieces of furniture that are comfortable, convenient and cool. So, if you want your work areas to exude professionalism and style, keep reading.

  1. Modular seating

To give your office space a relaxed vibe, you could use modular seating. Modular seating solutions are free-moving and configurable, meaning you can switch up the shape and layout of the furniture to suit you. This type of furniture is especially great for use in communal spaces, such as break rooms and other socialising areas. If used here, your employees can move the chairs around as they wish, creating a much more laid-back atmosphere. If you’re interesting in kitting your office out with modular seating, you should look out for models that are covered in soft material. Additionally, this type of seating is usually available in a range of bright, vibrant colours, so you could make sure you choose a design that complements your brand image. For example, office furniture specialists Furniture At Work™ offer their cubist modular seating in a range of colours, from blue to black to red, so you shouldn’t struggle to find a suitable design.

  1. Credenza desks

Typically speaking, credenza refers to a solid piece of furniture that sits on the floor with no legs. However, this can open to interpretation, and the world of modern design tends to identify a credenza desk as being a long, low cabinet. In terms of office design, credenza desks are an ideal surface solution if you’re looking to combine style and convenience. While they look great and exude professionalism, credenza desks can also act as a storage solution. Many designs feature drawers and cupboards. Due to their solid build, these type of desks are perfect for executive offices.

  1. Bistro chairs and tables

While they may be useful in some environments, plastic chairs often don’t cut it when it comes to office style. Instead, you could use bistro chairs and tables. Bistro furniture is often available with a metal or wooden finish. If you have an outdoor area you’d like to improve, metal tables and chairs are ideal, while if you’d like to upgrade the furniture in your office kitchen, wooden models may be more appropriate. It’s important to remember that office style goes further than the desks and chairs you supply your staff members with, so you could ensure your entire workspace looks great by updating your furnishings.

From modular seating to credenza desks to bistro chairs and tables, there are various furniture styles that could help revamp your office in an instant.

How to upcycle office furniture

eventTired of your old, lifeless, office furniture? Instead of emptying your wallet by purchasing new pieces of furniture, upcycle your old pieces and put the ‘spark’ back into the office.

All you need to get started is permission from your boss – unless you bought your own office furniture, in which case, work away!

Wheels of Fortune
Office chairs often have wheels to allow easy movement but these wheels can become less ‘productive’ over time, scuffing around the edges and becoming stiffer by the day. Tente UK has every possible wheel that you could wish for to upcycle your office swivel chair. Now you can glide across the room on your lunch break as though the office was your stage.

Soft Furniture
If you want to add a splash of colour to your soft office furniture, consider using appropriate fabric paint to liven things up. If you’re lucky enough to have cushions in your office, why not personalise these by adding some decorative items such as buttons or pockets to store USB pens and other smaller office supplies? The same type of thing can be done in the cafeteria with chairs and sofas.

Office Desk
Are you sick of your old plain office desk? Bring some life into the office by reinventing an old favourite. There are many ways to do this, the most common being replacing the top surface of the desk completely or by changing it up a bit. According to www.diynetwork.com fabric accents and a few coats of paint are all you need to create a brand new desk workspace with unexpected patterns and textures.

Expanded Bookshelf
If you have a large or small bookshelf in your office, or any other type of ‘shelf arrangement’ and need some extra space to hold office files and folders, consider adding additional shelving to the original bookcase. You could even transform objects into extra shelving for the office. For example, Bored Panda has taken an old ladder and displayed it horizontally across the wall to act as a bookshelf.

Chalkboard Reminders
Sometimes it can be hard to keep up with everyday work tasks which is why hanging up an old chalkboard will provide you with a place to jot down all your daily tasks, goals and other notes. You can frame the board with a colourful wooden frame to add a bit more life into it. You can also do this with a white board if chalk proves to be a little bit too messy in the office.

You can always spruce up an old lampshade or make a completely new one from scratch. You can use beer bottles, for instance, and combine them together to create a rustic styled chandelier or get even more creative and start thinking about new ways in which you can create fancy new lampshades for your office. You could paper mache the base of the lamp using old comic book strips to give the room an edge and a more youthful appearance.

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