What Does Your Boardroom Say About Your Company
Moving into a new office is always an exciting time for a business. Whether you’re a new start-up or a long-established firm, getting the right décor scheme for your new/first professional space is essential.
Generally speaking, you can decorate the main office however you wish: splash the walls with inspirational imagery throw some bean bags in the corner, even create a nap room if you so wish! This part of your office should be all about motivating your staff and creating a relaxed and happy environment for them to work in.
Traditional or Contemporary in Style
The boardroom is where the real challenge lies. This is the first, and possibly only, contact clients will have with your office so it’s important that it conveys clearly who you are as a business, where you are going and your company values. You might think that’s what the endless meetings and pitches are about but creating the right surroundings for what you’re telling your clients will really help you to get in the right mind set and support what you’re saying.
Start with the centre piece of any boardroom: the table. Be sure to pick something that really reflects who you are as a company. If you’re a brand new super-tech digital agency for example, traditional mahogany boardroom tables won’t reflect your ethos as a forward-thinking, innovative business.
A better bet is to go for a sleek and contemporary feel which can be achieved with a glass topped table. The downside to this though is it can make your office appeal cold and uninviting, a better bet is to opt for light, solid wood conference tables, that will reinforce your status as an ultra-modern company but maintain that welcoming atmosphere.
On the other hand, if you’re traditional family business or long-standing law or accountancy firm, a classic mahogany table can be the perfect complement to your standing as a historic business with a wealth of experience and expertise.
Making The Right Decisions
The touches you choose to go around the edges of your table should off-set the impression created by your centre table. Matching display cabinets are always a fantastic choice when choosing additional boardroom furniture. Choose them in a complementary material to your table and you’re onto a winner. Fill your cabinets with examples of achievements and awards if you have them or objects that have some significance to your business if you’ve not been established long. Choose anything that shows off who you are as a brand and where you’re looking to go in future.
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