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Tips to Make Your Office Look More Modern

How to make your office look modern?

It goes without saying that your environment and décor can greatly impact your mood, productivity, and general attitude. Nobody wants to work (or live) in a space cluttered with paperwork, garbage, or unnecessary items. What a headache! Boost your optimism and productivity levels today by starting your office design plans for a more modern look or redecorating your existing office with a complete overhaul.

Read our handy guide with tips to make your office look more modern and learn how to use office furniture, lighting, and colours all to your advantage. Get ready to have the modern, trendy office of your dreams come alive right before your very eyes!

Use Sleek, Minimalist Designs

Clean lines, modular furniture, and a simple aesthetic can go a long way. This means sleek, simple, and not bulky or overly gaudy. Modern, minimalist designs often go really well in office atmospheres because they give the space a clean, uncluttered look that helps you focus. You wouldn’t want your office or workspace to be too distracting, so try not to go overboard with your colours, art, and décor. If you do choose a centrepiece, accent wall, or item, make that the central focus of the space. The last thing that you want to be is overwhelmed when you step into your office. For example, if you choose a bright colour or decorative wallpaper, keep it to just one wall or use it in moderation throughout the space or in accents like the chairs, lights, or the trim on the walls.

Upgrade Technology

If you have the means and the budget to do so, upgraded technology is an easy way to get the modern, trendy vibe in your office while also improving functionality. Even something as simple as mounting computer screens can give your office a polished, updated look. Upgraded, modern technology and high tech products are even more important for your business aesthetic if you work in a tech company or somewhere similar. Having the latest designs and functions shows the world that you are serious about your business, and you understand upcoming trends and products in your industry.

Reduce Clutter

It can’t be stressed enough that a clean, composed office space can mean greater productivity and a clear head. It’s the difference between getting to business and going out of it. Even if you have the most expensive designs and trendy décor in your office, it won’t mean much if the space isn’t clean to begin with. Dirt, clutter, and disorganization will stick out like a sore thumb no matter where you are. Before you begin designing your dream office or bringing in new furniture, you might want to consider giving the office a good cleaning and organizing cubicles, drawers, cables, desk space, etc. Make sure you put some garbage bins nearby where they are easily accessible so that you don’t end up leaving garbage on your desk or where it really shouldn’t be.

Use Greenery and Neutral Colours

Neutral colours like grey, white, and taupe have been all the rage in the design world for the last few years. It’s even great to add a pop of colour in between so that you don’t get a boring, monotonous look. Using greenery is a great way to do this because it adds warmth and a natural element to your office or workspace. Wood elements and accents also do something similar to the space. Either way, bringing in a touch of nature to your modern office can really complement the designs and make the space feel more comfortable and inviting.

Choose an Open Floor Layout

Modern décor is all about utilizing an open concept floor design and making the most out of the space you have. This can sometimes mean taking down partitions or changing cubicle design space to promote collaboration and communication through a more open, shared space. Doing so can make the office seem bigger and help employees to feel less isolated. Who needs walls anyway?

More Glass, Light, and Windows

When you think of modern design, do you dream of big, shiny glass windows with natural light streaming in, warming your face ever so slightly? What a dream! Not only do glass and windows bring in a modern, cool-touch all on their own, but the natural light that comes with big windows is great for boosting your mood. Artificial light can only do so much, and it can never quite compare to the real deal, so bring on the sun!

Now that you have some key tips and tricks in your design arsenal, try to have some fun in the process because it shows! Choose items and furniture you love and are passionate about, and it will be hard to go wrong.

For more information on office design plans and our office furniture liquidation services, please contact Michaels Global Trading at 888-471-5066 or contact us here. Whether you are redesigning, relocating, or downsizing, we have options to help you dispose of, find, or sell office furniture according to your needs. Contact us today for a free estimate!

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Marlon McPherson is the CEO of Michaels Global Trading, certified appraiser and liquidator in Toronto, Ontario. With over 7 years of experience in the industry, he has worked with companies such as Druxy’s Deli, Blackberry and Thomson Reuters. Marlon is very involved in the day to day operations of MGT from marketing messages to sales meetings. When not working Marlon enjoys spending his time wine tasting, travelling and cooking at home with his family.

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