I’ve mentioned before how I can hardly walk into a space without redecorating it in my head. That included corporate offices back when I had to work in them. So, I enjoyed seeing this round-up on Apartment Therapy yesterday of well-decorated offices. Though I don’t think that it’s just the so-called “creative type” that need a nice environment to work in. All jobs are (or can be) creative, and we all create better when we’re in an aesthetically pleasing surroundings. The typical American office is anything but aesthetically pleasing.
Here’s one of my favorite examples of what could be done. This is a PR firm in a typical downtown office building, courtesy of Lonny. This example is quite feminine, but of course, this could be done in any style.
I love how most of the furnishings came from affordable places like World Market and IKEA.
Personally, I need a little bit of privacy and quiet in order to focus. I love her use of a room divider instead of the dreaded carpet-covered plastic wall.
One would think they use the horrible plastic desks and carpeted wall shelves because it’s more affordable to outfit an entire office with them, but I was shocked to learn how expensive that stuff is! When the Hubs’ company was moving to a new office space, he suggested furnishing with IKEA since it would be far better looking, more functional, and all at 1/4 of the price as the office supply store. Unfortunately, they opted to spend a lot more for the “traditional” office furnishings.
Do you work in a typical office? Have you done anything to make it prettier?
On another note, we knew we had a very busy weekend coming, but something else has come up, and now we have a very busy weekend and a very busy week ahead. So, posts here next week will be sparse, if there are any at all. I will try. Have a great weekend!