Culture / 15 Aug 2017
Interior Design: Listening to What Your Space Wants To Be

“Even when I enter a space that I have to design for a client, I listen to what the space says—the walls, the windows. You can’t change what that space wants to be.”—Lella Vignelli

Small Spaces vs. Large Spaces

Although you might want to imprint your own personality upon a space, you also have to consider what that space is good for.

For example, if you have a small space, you need to try to make it look bigger. And this generally means expanding the windows and using lighter colors. Painting a small space in dark colors and crowding it with cubicles and storage would be a mistake as it would make the place look even smaller.

On the other hand, if you have a large space, then it would be a mistake to decorate it sparingly. You need to fill the space while still leaving enough room for it to look spacious.

Creating Pathways of Energy

The whole idea, in any office, is to create pathways for energy to travel freely. If this sounds too off the way or new-agey, then think of these pathways as spaces that enable movement.

Your employees have to feel free to move in an office and to make the best use of all its spaces, including their own offices, cubicles or desks, the offices of those that they report to, the kitchen/break room etc.

If you find that one of the spaces isn’t being used that much, that means that something needs to be done to open up the energy pathways within it.

Figuring Out What’s Best for a Space

Consulting your interior designer in this scenario is probably one of the best things you can do. Since they’ve seen and worked on a number of spaces, they’ve probably become very good at spotting what will and what won’t work for a space. They can listen to what the space says and figure out what it wants to be.

This will help your office to become the kind of space that you and your employees both enjoy working in.

Contact us for more tips to help you decorate your space to meet your needs.