While having your own office is great, having a tiny office can sometimes be a struggle. Having just one piece of larger furniture can cause mass amounts of clutter and messiness, while having too few items can make the office feel empty and scarce. What we like to see is a full space, filled efficiently, so that it feels like a much larger space. At Iron Age Office, we know a thing or two about efficient office design, and we want to share our tips and tricks with you!
1. Don’t Have Office Furniture That’s Too Big
The most obvious thought that comes to mind is not to use office furniture that may not fit into your space. The last thing you want is to have a desk that you have to crawl over because it’s too wide. It’s important to fit your smaller office appropriately. Smaller desks that can be complemented by some extra storage space are the best way to go.
2. Symmetry, Symmetry, Symmetry!!!!
This is one of the most important tips that should never be overlooked. Symmetry ensures that your office space is properly balanced. Not everyone is a designer, so sometimes things get randomly placed, throwing off the entire dynamic of the space. This is why it’s important to be as symmetrical as possible when laying out your office. Even if it doesn’t feel “designy,” the end product will astonish you.
3. Keep it Clean of Clutter
When entering an office, no matter the size, you don’t want to be overwhelmed by clutter, even if it’s “clean clutter.” Clean clutter is clutter that has just been organized into a stack or pile. That’s why it’s always beneficial to have some sort of extra storage space to keep any extra paperwork or important documents. At Iron Age Office, we’ve designed the perfect solution to this with our Edwin Credenza.
4. Wall Paint
Believe it or not, the color of your surrounding walls has a huge impact on how big or small an office feels. Darker colors make any office, no matter the size, feel even smaller! That’s why it’s important to paint your office walls a lighter color. White is never a bad color choice, because it simply goes with everything. However, if you want to be trendier, greyish-blue-white is the color choice of 2020.
5. Shades Over Curtains
When it comes to choosing between shades and curtains, always choose the former. For starters, curtains are extremely outdated, hard to clean, and always in the way of everything. Blinds on the other hand come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are a plethora of different designs and mechanics behind blinds that will allow you to customize your office even more, while also using as little space possible.
At Iron Age Office, we know a thing or two when it comes to designing and laying out an office, no matter the size. Reach out to us today, whether it be for products and tips from our site, or a fully custom project!