Over the course of the average person’s life, they will spend over 99,000 hours at work. That’s a long time to spend in the office! With this in mind, it makes sense to enrich working environments in order to create a pleasant and enjoyable space for your employees.
According to recent research, art can boost productivity, wellbeing and even lower stress levels. Dr Craig Knight claims,
“If you enrich a space people feel much happier and work better; a very good way of doing this is by using art.”
By breaking away from the traditional, minimalist styles, employees are given an engaging and invigorating workspace.
When incorporating artwork into your office design, it’s important to remember your branding and your company ethos – a cityscape may not be the best choice for an environmental charity! Remember that whatever you choose to place on the walls of your office can and will give visiting clients an impression of who you are.
Art doesn’t always have to mean paint on canvas. Think about doing something a little different by using sculptures in reception areas, wall murals, and decals on windows. By doing something a little different, you instantly add something to the character and personality of your brand.
Even after you’ve picked out your artwork and made the purchase, the journey isn’t over yet! A crucial element to consider is the location of your artwork. Think about what you want to achieve in each room. If you want to encourage creativity in a shared working space, you may want to opt for a different type of artwork compared to that which you would place in a reception area or communal area. Take a look at our infographic to find out more about which colours to use in the office.
Whether you want to inspire creativity, give a sense of tranquillity or even build your brand image, artwork can be the perfect office addition. At Officescape, we have provided offices with unique and attractive art in order to enrich their workspaces. If you would like to discuss how your office can be enhanced, call a member of our team today on 01553 811 833, or check us out on Facebook and Twitter for some office design inspiration.