Patterns; are they just there to look pretty or do they have other uses within the office environment? As prestigious providers of office design in Reading, we’re always searching for new and innovative ways to improve our workplace design and management, so join us as we embark on a quest of discovery regarding the use of patterns in the workplace.

Patterns – Is There More Than Meets The Eye?

If you’re considering adding patterns to your workplace, here’s a quick list of a few things to think about.

  • The Biology Of Patterns
    We’ve written about the importance in incorporating nature into the workplace design on numerous occasions. Whether it’s including more nature light into your office, or adding plants into the workspace, boosting our connection to nature through biophilic design can have serious positive effects on your workforce.

    So there’s reasoning to suggest that using patterns which symbolise nature in the workplace could be more advantageous to patterns such as exposed brickwork.
  • Patterns Allow You To Customise Rooms/Departments
    Whilst clever use of colour in your office design allows you to tailor departments and rooms to meet specific values, sadly colour only goes so far. However, with patterns you can include innovative visual designs to add personality and important visual energy to your workspaces.

    In addition to helping you stand out from other businesses in your sector (which could help attracting clients and skilled new staff), the elements of creativity and playfulness associated with patterns could also help to increase productivity through the reduction in stress.

    If you would like to learn more about how office design and workplace space planning can help to boost productivity, enhance certain moods, and lower workplace stress, consider reading our blog titled, “Is Office Design The Secret To Boosting Productivity?”.
  • You Can Send A Message With Patterns
    For many, the old saying rings truth, ‘a picture says a thousand words’. So if you want your design to communicate a message to your employees or guests visiting your premises, you could make clever use of patterns to send this message.

    Colours can be responsible for both physical and psychological effects on people. This can trigger a range of moods and emotions. However, whilst it may be tempting to opt for fashionable colours, you should aim for an office colour scheme that both reflect your brand, and the values in your business’ ethos. For example, if you’re trying to create a thought-provoking environment for your employees, perhaps you could use eye catching patterns and the colour blue, as blue is believed by many to be a thought-provoking colour. According to research regarding the psychology of colour.
  • Listen To Your Staff
    Perhaps one of the most important things to do whenever you are considering changing your working environment. Before making any changes in the design and space planning of your workplace environment, it is essential that you consult your employees. For example, if you want to boost employee wellbeing and productivity, staff feedback for your current working environment could prove essential to the redesign furnishing of your office space.

    For example, if your employees are frequently giving feedback regarding poor quality office furniture, you might consider investing in ergonomic furniture for your workforce. On the other hand, if their feedback suggests they would prefer more natural light, perhaps you could include glass walls or larger windows in the office.

Customising Your Workplace – How Can Active Help?

With regards to workplace interior design, patters, and office colour schemes the Active team can provide assistance with our numerous different services. Businesses that would like to refurbish their place of work and get the most out the available space may be interested in an office refurbishment or office fit out service, however those who would prefer a brand new office environment, please contact our team and enquire about our Design services

Our team can also provide a workplace consultancy service, which includes workstations occupancy studies, meeting room usage, as well as a range of other research. This enables us to offer practical and durable solutions to make sure that your new office space is built to meet to unique needs of your business.

Active Workplace Solutions are highly experienced in the industry, we utilise the latest methods and technology and have worked alongside clients both big and small; with some of our previous clients including MBNL and Virgin Media. With our abilities and knowledge, we can transform your workplace into the office environment of your dreams.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team, you can do so by giving us a call on 0845 130 9066. However, if you would instead prefer to get in touch with a member of our team using the internet, please make your enquiry using one of the four methods below.

You can contact our team online by:

  • Sending an email to Love@activeworkplacesolutions.co.uk.
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Where to find us

Active Workplace Solutions, a trading name of Active Facilities Management Ltd

Unit 4 Headley Park 10 Headley Road East Woodley, Reading Berkshire RG5 4SW

+44 (0)845 130 9066

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