The furniture in your office is very important. Whilst it is easy to think of a chair as just something that you sit on, if your workplace contains low quality office furniture, it could be negatively impacting your office.

Modern furnishing within your workplace can have a fantastic beneficial affect on your office space, however poor quality furniture could seriously affect productivity, wellbeing and employee morale.

  • Does Your Choice Of Furniture Give Visitors A Good First Impression? Your choice of furniture in your waiting room is a very important part of creating a good first impression. As such, it is critical that you choose high quality furnishings for your waiting room. This is not limited to different types of seating; this also includes things such as a coffee table.

Also, it is also very important that the furniture in your waiting room is kept in good condition and is well maintained. If your waiting room is uncomfortable, or if it has damaged furniture, this could lead to a guest having a poor first impression of your business.

  • Is Your Furniture On Brand? There is a wide range of different furniture to choose from. As such it is very important that you choose furniture that matches both your brand and your business' ethos.

Indeed there are lots of different styles of furniture that you could choose.For example, if you want to portray your business as a forward thinking organisation, consider including some contemporary furniture. However, choosing on brand furniture is not limited to different styles of furniture, it is also important that you consider the colour of the different items of furniture that you have chosen.

Do the colours that you have chosen match both your brand and your business'ethos? For example, for many the colour green is associated with nature and feeling of tranquillity. Additionally, some believe that the colour green can have a calming effect on employees and reduce feeling of anxiety. If you would like to learn more about the use of colour in the workplace, consider reading our blog titled, The Psychology of Colour in the Workplace.

  • Are Your Office Chairs High Quality?
Office chairs are a very important piece of office furniture. It is vital that you consider the impact that poor quality furniture could have on your workplace. If your employees are spending numerous hours every day sat on uncomfortable chairs that do not properly support their backs, they could start suffering from back pain or neck problems as a result of poor quality seating.

Uncomfortable chairs and the numerous health risks associated with them could lead to a decrease in both employee productivity and employee wellbeing. In our blog titled, Wellbeing in The Workplace & Office Design; 5 Things to Consider, we discussed the issue of poor quality furniture and the importance of ergonomics. Ideally, your choice of furniture should be as flexible and adjustable as the rest of the workplace, ideally having sufficient leg space and a back rest of 50 cm.

  • Does Your Choice Of Furniture Provide Good Storage Solutions? If you're in an office environment with a lack of storage space, desks can get cluttered which could affect productivity. As such, when you're searching for items of furniture such as office desks and tables, remember to think about storage options. Giving employees a single drawer to place some of their personal belongings in could help keep their desk tidy and free of distractions.

Also, by giving your employees storage options, this frees desk space which could be used to keep track of important upcoming deadlines, or perhaps the space could be used to keep a plant.

Did you know that “workers in offices that offered green or natural features had a 15% higher sense of wellbeing and were 6% more productive"? If you would like to learn more about the use of plants in the workplace and how they could be beneficial for employee wellbeing and office productivity, you can find more information by reading our blog titled Biophilic office design: A growing trend.

Need Some Advice About Office Interiors, Furniture, Or Design?

If you are searching for some advice with regards to the furniture within your workplace, or if you need some suggestions for office interiors or office design, visit the Active blog.

You can browse through a variety of different blogs discussing numerous different topics about office design and office interiors.Some of the topics include but are not limited to, the importance of modern office furniture, scent in the workplace, and how to find a good office location.

Professional Office Furnishing Services From Active!

The talented and experienced team at Active can provide you with a flexible approach to mix and match products that work for your business and suit your budget. Our talented furnishing team can provide your business with a professional service to furnish all areas of your workplace with furniture that is both beautiful and practical.

With the Furnish service from Active, you can enjoy a service that helps you get the most out of the space available. We work with major UK office furniture designers including: Verco, Allermuir, Orangebox, Boss Design,Mobili, and Vitra. Additionally, our furnishing services are not limited to supplying businesses with high quality furniture for their office spaces. We can also provide advice on selecting the right furniture for your business.

Interested? Contact The Active Team Today!

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