Whether you need a small or large office space, you should take pride in this part of your business and make the space beautiful and effective. Although it’s relatively easy to piece random furniture together, you should avoid these mistakes business owners make when furnishing the office. Follow along to learn what not to do (and a few things to do instead) when it comes to your workspace.
Not Creating a Floor Plan
Not creating a floor plan is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when purchasing furniture because you may buy items without realizing that not everything can fit. There’s nothing more frustrating than realizing your new office furniture doesn’t work in the space—save yourself some stress by drawing a floor plan in advance.
Overlooking Comfort and Ergonomics
Comfort and ergonomics should be at the top of your list when deciding on furniture for your office space. Your employees may not be as productive if they’re not comfortable. Furthermore, not all furniture is adjustable or one-size-fits-all, which can be an issue if you have people of different shapes and sizes working for your business.
Adjustable desks and desk chairs are the best options for office spaces, as they work for almost anyone!
Mixing and Matching
While you can mix and match furniture to give your space character, you should avoid mixing too many fabrics or metals. Unfortunately, you may end up with an office that appears more like a department store than a cohesive workspace. Consider choosing a few different table sizes and contemporary armchairs for your common areas and purchasing sets to place throughout the office.
Not Considering Future Growth
Although you may be finding your foothold still, you must consider future growth for your company. It’s important to have enough furniture to accommodate new hires in the future without having to make last-minute purchases. Otherwise, you may find yourself scrambling to get more furniture and rearrange the space, upending the whole team’s workflow. A successful business grows—plan for your own success!
When you avoid these mistakes business owners make when furnishing the office, you bring yourself much closer to creating an appealing and functional space. Your business is very important, and a well-furnished workspace is key to your continued success.