Interior Designing is the craft or technique of designing a space to give it an aesthetic look along with optimum utilization of available space. It helps in saving a lot of places while keeping it in an organized manner. Interior designing helps in the effective use of a place while increasing its functionality. With the increasing trend of renovating one’s place on a regular basis with the changing market and new accessories to give it an elegant look, interior designers are in great demand. The concept of interior design is not only limited to private residences but also have extended to the office, hotels, government or public buildings, museums, etc.
The effect of globalization can be seen in every domain, be it fashion, food, or interior designing. Due to globalization there is a boom in offices of many companies crossing borders and being located in multiple countries. So to suit the culture and environmental conditions of the specific country an interior designer is required to guide in the right direction. This has seen a sudden surge in demand for office interior designs.
The interiors of the office should be done with a lot of thought processing going into it. A general approach to one size fits all should not be implemented. One needs to consider few factors in mind before going ahead with a design for the office. The first thing to be considered is what the office is going to be of, its functions? Like is it a media house, an IT company, a production or manufacturing office and so on. The requirement for each office type is different. For example, a media house will include funky furniture like bean bags, bright colors on walls, paintings, open spaces for creative discussions, etc. while an IT firm will include tables with proper height for desktops, laptops, comfortable chairs as the majority of the time will be invested on seating. The designs should be so planned that they are safe, and adhere to the rules of the place. Ergonomics is one factor which comes into picture when designing the furniture for the workplace to increase the efficiency. It helps in reducing the stress, spreads positivity, etc.
A properly designed office can help in saving huge costs on location as it enables maximum utilization of space thus reducing the wastage and attract potential customers. But at the same time some factors should be kept in mind as the price of designing, materials used are they suitable to the weather conditions, maintenance- how maintenance friendly they are as they would be used on daily basis.
It is important to remember that interior design of an office is a huge investment and cannot be changed routinely, therefore; one needs to select wisely the themes according to the budget and its use. Some of the themes which are popular and can be used are as below:
- Basic theme: They are for general use with low budget
- Luxury theme: This is mostly used in hotel and finance industry
- Specialized theme: They are customized like for media house, a sports company, etc.