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The traditional office set-up, with its standard cubicles and bland wall colors, are becoming a thing of the past. A growing number of businesses are injecting more personality into their workspaces, preferring to take unconventional yet aesthetically pleasing design routes. 

Companies like Google and Facebook have become role models in creative modern offices because of their fun and highly dynamic design. The modern office is all about promoting productivity while pushing the boundaries of what is traditionally accepted in workspace design. Here are six ideas to consider for your workspace.

Google Office, Soho, London

Google Office, Soho, London

1. Colorful Walls

Probably one of the simplest yet most impactful ways to spice up a workspace is through its wall color. Traditional white or neutral colors can be replaced by using colors that are more cohesive with a specific brand image. Neutral colors can still be effective, however, when used as a backdrop for creative wall art or murals. The options are limitless.

Beats Office, Clerkenwell, London

Beats Office, Clerkenwell, London

2. Open Space Layout

The office space layout is easily one of the most popular options today. Having an open workspace replaces the restrictive cubicle. It not only opens up the office, but it also fosters frequent collaboration among employees and employers. At the same time, it provides designers with more space to modify the aesthetic qualities of the modern office.

Investa Offices, Sydney, Australia with Neoflex 600 series flooring

Investa Offices, Sydney, Australia with Neoflex 600 series flooring

3.Personalized Commercial Rubber Flooring

Floors are an effective way to add impact in one’s space. One popular option right now is commercial rubber floors, as it easily brings both dynamism and color to any area.

Rephouse’sNeoflex commercial rubber flooring, particularly the Neoflex 600 and 700 series, emulates terrazzo style. Neoflex comes with a broad range of colors and you even have the option to customize your preferred shades with Think Color. Think Color is a fully-interactive floor design program by Rephouse, allowing you the flexibility to mix and match colors to what will best suit your space.

Apart from their aesthetic function, Neoflex commercial rubber flooring is also a very practical choice for your office.  They are easy to clean and are resilient, made to last even with high traffic and use. It is sound-insulating, flexible and extremely durable. Read this previous article that we did on the benefits of using commercial rubber floors in public spaces to learn more about the features of commercial flooring.

Check out the E-Sports website to find more information about commercial flooring solutions.

Bloomberg Office, London

Bloomberg Office, London

4. Creative Lighting Fixtures

Many have also injected a fun element in their space through unique light fixtures. Whatever you choose, from funky fixtures to LED displays, unique lighting adds playfulness to a room that standard lighting options simply cannot attain.

Breakout area in the Harvey Nash Office, London

Breakout area in the Harvey Nash Office, London

5. Dynamic Breakout Areas and Nooks

Many modern offices now come with breakout areas and enclaves that are multi-functional. They can be used as a place for relaxation, providing an opportunity for employees to step away from their desks and “escape”.  They can also be considered “productivity spaces”, where workers have informal meetings and collaborations with each other. Many companies go all out with these nooks: some even have ping-pong tables or pinball machines!

Neoflex Reptiles both on the floors and on the walls

Neoflex Reptiles both on the floors and on the walls

6. Rubber Tiles on the Walls

A fun way to spruce up the walls in the workspace and provide a sense of continuity to the space is by implementing floor tiles not just on the floors but also on to the walls. This can be accomplished through Rephouse Neoflex Reptiles Resilient Rubber Flooring. The Neoflex Reptiles Flooring is both highly practical and stylish, giving a very modern and fun spin to your office. The digitally cut tiles are available in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and can even be cut to suit your own preferred pattern.

These are just some of the many ways to make an office to look more modern and interesting. With today’s work environment, the only hard rules in office design are those you make up yourself.

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Photo Credits
Photo by martinvarsavsky via Flickr. CC BY 2.0.

Photo by K2 Space via Flickr. CC BY 2.0.

Photo by K2 Space via Flickr. CC BY 2.0.
Photo by Paul Williams via Flickr. CC BY 2.0.

Photos 3, 6 from Rephouse.

 

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