• July 28, 2022
  • Michael White
  • 17min read

Design Considerations For A New Office

Moving office can be a great time. You get to completely reimagine your workspace. Whether you are moving into new offices or converting your spare room into a home office there are many considerations to make. In this guide, we will look at some of the design and furnishing considerations you might want to make when creating your new workspace.


Office Chairs and Desks

Office furniture is one of the most important aspects of any office. When moving to or designing a new office there are several considerations to make regarding furniture. Firstly there is what type of furniture do you want? Typically, a desk and an office chair are the bare minimums. However, these two options alone offer many choices. Office chairs and desks come in many styles and types. Plus you need to consider how much space you have to work with when choosing your desk size. Furthermore, the artistic and design-oriented will definitely want to explore colour, materials and other design elements.


Additional Office Furniture

Beyond office desks and chairs there are other furniture considerations such as office storage. Perhaps you want an office bookshelf or maybe you need to partition off areas of the office with office screens. It is important to think of all of these questions and decisions ahead of time. If you make these decisions as you go you might find you quickly run out of space and suddenly those larger desks don’t leave room for the coffee station you wanted.


Ergonomic Furniture

Ergonomics is crucial to the health of office workers. Sitting in a chair for long hours without the correct support can cause aches and pains. Thankfully, ergonomic office chairs designed to offer the necessary support can reduce those risks. Combined with sit-stand desks, which allow you to break up long stints of sitting without the need for a separate standing desk, you can achieve great office ergonomics. As you prepare to move onto your new workspace make sure to prioritise ergonomic considerations.



Lightning is an important aspect of any office and should be factored into the design. This applies to both artificial lighting as well as natural light. Natural light has many benefits and it is super easy to access as long as you consider it in the early stages of choosing and designing an office. However, even if your office has a great spot for natural light you cannot rely on it to keep your office lit all day. Artificial lighting is also incredibly important. You need to consider positioning to make sure light isn’t reflecting off surfaces into your eyes and that the entirety of the office is evenly lit. Furthermore, glare can cause headaches which in addition to being uncomfortable can damage productivity. you should consider this when choosing your lighting and look for solutions such as LED bulbs which prevent it.


Office Lifespan

The above considerations of furniture, ergonomics and lighting are applicable whether you will be using the office for a month of years. However, the lifespan of the office will affect other decisions. If you are working from home temporarily you may not want to invest in an office living wall. If you plan on the office being somewhere to bring your team together for many years you will likely be more willing to invest more expensive and more permanent decisions. Glass partitioning may not be a worthwhile investment in an office you plan on outgrowing in under a year. Conversely, if your office situation is long term they may be ideal for achieving your desired aesthetic. As a core factor in so many other decisions, you should consider offices lifespan when planning its design.



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