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Your office space says quite a lot about your business. A well-organized, relaxed space conveys a sense of competence and orderliness. Likewise, providing comfortable, beautiful areas for your customers and clients tells them that you value their business. When it’s time to rethink your office’s interior design, consider using the following design tips.
Use a Coherent Design Scheme
Before changing your office space, consider how to extend your design scheme throughout your entire space. You should have a fluid design that remains consistent as a person moves from the reception area, through the hallways, and to offices or conference rooms. Maintain the same design with a consistent color palette, similar artistic pieces, and flooring.
Set the Tone with Lighting
Businesses typically want to convey an air of productivity and energy. Use bright, yet warm lighting throughout your office space. Look beyond overhead lights and consider using unique pieces like light boxes. Additionally, interior design experts recommend using window treatments that allow for plenty of natural light.
Create a Comfortable Reception Area
Ditch the sterile folding chairs and uncomfortable hard-backed chairs and instead add comfortable seating throughout your reception area. Add a variety of pieces, such as sofas and groupings of comfortable chairs. Use an area rug and throw pillows to create texture and avoid a “sterile” feeling in your area. Consider promoting a calm atmosphere by adding a water feature in your reception area, framed with beautiful greenery. Remember to use the same design scheme (i.e., colors and greenery) in your reception area as in the rest of your office space.
Use Clever Storage Spaces
Interior design experts strongly recommend de-cluttering office spaces. Eliminating clutter promotes an ambiance of productivity and improves the fluidity of your overall design scheme. Instead, add clever storage spaces throughout your space.
Commercial clients in the South Florida area are invited to contact Ken Golen Design for an interior design consultation. Call our Fort Lauderdale office at (954) 217-7388 to share your vision for your interior design. You could also visit our website to browse our gallery of commercial design clients.
Last updated 9 days ago
Accent rugs add warmth and cushioning to your beautiful hardwood floors. They also lend your room an artistic flair. The first step in choosing the right area rug is to consider your existing interior design scheme. Is it traditional or quirky? Sophisticated or rustic? For traditional home designs, consider selecting a sophisticated Oriental rug or a stately, sedate pattern. Or, you might prefer an area rug that adds unexpected colors and patterns to your room. Choose a bold design to make your rug the centerpiece of the room.
Before bringing home your new area rug, consider its function. If your household includes pets and children, select a durable rug. Wool is a child-friendly option because it’s easier to clean. And choosing a rug with a pattern can help conceal pet hair.
When you choose Ken Golen Design for your interior design needs, you’ll have access to a veritable wealth of expertise and experience. Our interior design specialists will help you transform your home into a sanctuary! Call our Fort Lauderdale office at (954) 217-7388 to get started.
Last updated 17 days ago
Adding a bar cart to your kitchen or living area is an exciting way to dress up your entertainment space. Before your guests arrive, make sure your bar cart is properly accessorized. Arrange the bulk of the bottles together in a tray on the bottom shelf and keep a few wine bottles on the top shelf. Itâ??s also a great idea to have a special holder for the napkins to prevent them from scattering.
Watch this video to hear two home design experts explain the different accessories you should have on your bar cart. Youâ??ll see beautiful pieces such as a stylized ice bucket and a unique collection of champagne glasses.
Residents of Ft. Lauderdale can improve their entertainment spaces with help from the interior design experts at Ken Golen Design. Contact us today at (954) 217-7388 for a consultation.
Last updated 24 days ago
Has your bedroom become a repository for bric-a-brac that you simply can’t find room for elsewhere? If so, it’s time to ditch the “junky” feel of your bedroom and design a sanctuary! Take your inspiration from boutique hotels, which offer a sophisticated and luxurious, yet cozy and comfortable feeling. Here are some interior design tips to help you get started.
De-Clutter Your Space
Many interior decorating projects start with a serious de-cluttering. You can cultivate a spacious look to your bedroom by storing most items out of view and placing only a few display items on your flat surfaces. Look for stylish storage options, such as antique trunks for the foot of your bed or wicker baskets for a shelving unit.
Create a Color Scheme
To create a boutique hotel look in your bedroom, it’s best to avoid crazy color schemes. Many people choose colors that remind them of nature, such as sea green, mint, or gold. For a more glamorous, sensual look, you might choose a dark color, such as chocolate, and complement it with a lighter color such as a golden hue. If you choose neutral colors instead, such as beige, complement them by adding patterns in darker colors.
Choose Your Bedding
Choosing new bedding presents a good opportunity to complement your interior design scheme. For example, if you chose neutral colors for your walls, you might choose a striped white and blue bedspread to bring to mind feelings of the beach. Use various textures on your bed, such as plush pillows and a textured bedspread. Choose multiple pillows of various sizes and colors.
To truly create a boutique hotel feel in your bedroom, consult the professional interior design staff of Ken Golen Design. Our space planning services can transform your bedroom into a sanctuary. Please call our office in Fort Lauderdale today at (954) 217-7388 to schedule a consultation.
Last updated 28 days ago
When you live in a small home, you already understand the importance of keeping it free of clutter and making the most of your space. However, some small space design tips might surprise you. For example, did you know that you can use fabrics in your kitchen to create clutter-free storage space? Keep reading to find out how to accomplish this and implement similar interior decorating projects.
Swap out the Kitchen Island
Kitchen islands are handy for adding extra counter space and providing a place for your guests to chat over hors d'oeuvres. However, in a small space they can be cumbersome. Instead, consider using a rolling island, which can be stored away when you need more floor space. Or, ditch the island altogether in favor of a long, rustic-looking table, which will also serve as a breakfast nook.
Add Fabrics to Your Countertops
Make the most of your kitchen space by adding fabric skirts to cover up the space under your side tables and countertops. Add some stylish storage options underneath them, such as wicker baskets.
Decorate Your Windows with Sheer Panels
Encourage light reflectivity in your interior design scheme by using airy, sheer panels that cover the bottom half of your windows. Look for ultra-fine mesh panels with rods that allow them to easily open and close.
Add Some Wall Sconces
Wall sconces for your lamps add flairs of elegance to your small space. They also allow you to minimize the clutter on your end tables.
Install a Spiral Staircase
Installing this stylized feature to your home will instantly give it a classy, sophisticated look. Interior decorators prize spiral staircases for their space-saving benefits and for their potential to liven up a home.
The expert decorators of Ken Golen Design of Fort Lauderdale will work closely with you to understand your needs and preferences. We offer interior design services for both residential and commercial clients. Get started with an interior design plan today by calling us at (954) 217-7388.