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How to make your work space feel bigger part III

 

Welcome to the third and final blog in our three part series on how to make your work space feel bigger.

 

In our last two blog we discussed how paint colour can impact the perception of height in a room as well as furniture. In this week’s blog we continue to discuss how furniture can impact a room and also how mirrors and window dressing can also impact a room.

Furniture

Using glass topped tables and desks are also a great way of tricking the eye into thinking there is more space than there actually is.

Select some furniture with castors on the legs so you can move it effortlessly when not needed. Use folding chairs for visitors as these can be folded away and are more easily stored when not in use. Try to leave a little room between the furniture and the walls as this makes the room feel more spacious. Select furniture that is in proportion to the size of the room and if you want to make a statement then maybe you could select art work to fulfil that need and, as you will be hanging this on the wall, it won’t be taking up valuable space. It is recommended that you just use one or two walls to display your artwork or photos.

Sometimes it may be better to leave one side of a small room with no furniture thereby creating a passageway so that people can enter or exit the room easily.

Use of Mirrors

Mirrors are a great way to reflect light in any room thereby making it appear bigger. If you are using a mirror in an office you can have your company logo etched on the glass thereby making it multifunctional.

Strategically placed mirrors can make the world of difference to a small room.

Window Dressings

Blinds are generally favoured by interior designers when dressing windows in a small room as they can be pulled up or back, depending on the style, allowing as much natural light as possible to pour into the room. If you must have curtains make sure the pole extends beyond the window frame so that the curtains can be pushed back and the window itself is fully visible.

Clutter

Clutter is not recommended in a small room. Make sure you put everything away after use and get rid of “stuff” you no longer need or use!

We hope you enjoyed this three part series on how to make an office space feel bigger!