Tips For Decorating Your New Law Office
Just started a new law firm and wondering how to decorate your office? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re renting an office space somewhere or are just using a home office at the moment, the decor of your office is more important than you think. Not only will having a great looking, clean decor help you get more clients, but it can also significantly improve your productivity. Here are a few tips that can help you decorate your office optimally without having to spend too much money.
Indoor plants are a must. Several studies have indicated that indoor plants help keep you and your employees healthy by cleaning the air and improving moods. The air quality is quite bad in most offices, which may harm your health in the long term. Plants (do some research on which ones to choose) filter out pollutants, cleaning up the air that you breath in all day long. Being in an office with plants has also been shown to have a positive influence on productivity and mental health. People who work in offices that have plants generally are happier and get more work done.
Some artwork will help liven up the look of your office. You don’t want any potential clients to come into a dull, uninspired looking office. If you’re a bit of an artist yourself, don’t be afraid to put up some of your own work (if it’s something that would be appropriate for a law office of course). Otherwise you can put up some art or photos that you enjoy looking at yourself. Don’t cover all of your walls with different artwork though, you don’t want your office to look like it’s been decorated by a toddler.
Invest in some good quality, comfortable furniture for your office. Since you’ll be sitting on your office chair most of the day, make sure it’s ergonomic so you can avoid back or neck pain. There’s nothing worse than working with a sore back all day long. Back injuries are also difficult to get rid of so make sure that your chair helps you sit with a correct posture. Also make sure that the chairs that your clients will sit in are comfortable as well. Don’t forget about your employees either, their happiness and comfort will help determine the quality of their work, so buy quality, ergonomic office furniture for them.
In order to avoid clutter in your office you’ll probably need some storage space. Clutter is absolutely to be avoided to make a professional impression on your clients so make sure that you have enough storage space to put away legal documents and other things that may otherwise linger on your desk. You could also get rid of paper documents all together by going all digital at your firm. This will help you avoid having to look for documents all the time, get rid of the need for having lots of filing cabinets and will save you money in the long term.
Zane Schwarzlose is a writer at Alamo Injury Attorneys, a personal injury law firm in San Antonio, Texas. Zane doesn’t have a very good eye for decorating.