When most people think about the office, they see small cramped cubicles, dull workspaces and grey walls.
Typically we spend more time at work than we do in our homes, and yet while our homes are decorated to make us feel happier, why do we so often neglect to decorate our workplace?
Office decor is rarely a priority, or even mentioned within a company’s annual budget, as it’s considered time intensive and expensive. But, it doesn’t have to be. Read on to see how we decorated an office space in less than 2 hours and for under £100.
Why decorate your office?
Well, because first impressions count! Whether you’re introducing a new member of staff or bringing clients into the office for the first time, the decor will be one of the first things they see.
But that’s not the most important reason why you should improve your office space.
Creativity and staff morale are the foundations of any successful company, but these are traits that need cultivating. It’s these traits that can be impacted positively or negatively by the environment and surroundings.
How can you expect your team to come up with innovative solutions when uninspiring grey walls surround them?
Companies like Google create these impressive workspaces to boost creativity!
By increasing staff creativity, you can expect it to also increase your bottom line.
Unfortunately, most companies don’t have the budgets of the likes of Google, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create an inspiring office space.
Our office makeover
From start to finish, this complete overhaul took just under two hours and cost only £60 in wallpaper. The design chosen was our Florence Bracken wallpaper.
Immediately this space became a lot lighter, more inviting and the floral pattern helped to bring the outdoors in to create a natural and calming vibe.
Our Design Manager, Rebecca Baddeley says “creative environments should not be exclusive to typically creative roles like designers. Every role requires a degree of creativity, and a calm space to think, so don’t let your decor reduce the inspiration in your office.”
Benefits of using wallpaper in your office
The video above shows how easy it can be to improve your office decor with wallpaper, and here are a few other reasons why wallpaper is the best choice.
- It’s low cost – many of our designs start from as little as £8.99 a roll, so you don’t have to break the company budget.
- Design choice – while you can choose to use paint on your walls, you’ll miss out on design by painting. To bring a room to life you can’t beat the design, colour and texture that wallpaper can introduce.
- Easy to hang and remove – the decorating job featured in the video only took 2 hours! We used paste-the-wall wallpaper, which makes wallpapering quick and easy. It also means removing it is a breeze when you want to redecorate again.
There you have it. Hopefully you now feel more inspired to decorate your office. For design inspiration check out our latest range of contemporary wallpapers.