Modern office decor includes any of the accents, accessories, and even furniture that helps establish the room’s modern style.
How Can I Make My Office Look More Modern?
Wall Art- Modern office wall decor often highlights the key design principles of modern design: simplicity and intentionality. So, you’ll often see artwork with clean cut lines, geometric shapes, and sometimes, limited colors. However, if you’re blending modern style with another style such as farmhouse, you’ll choose artwork that has the imagery of that design, but the style of modern artwork. For example, modern farmhouse artwork may display a buffalo, but it does it with a limited color palette and clean presentation. Other styles that work well with modern decor include coastal, boho, mid-century modern, and so much more.
Accessories- Whether you have your accessories sitting on your desk, shelving, or both, these small items can be key in establishing your modern office. Use pencil holders and stationary storage that has simple lines and shapes. Common decorations for offices include books, vases, flowers, portraits, calendars, and so on.
Rugs- With modern office decor, you’ll often see rugs that either feature geometric patterns, are simple, or are made of natural materials. Placement wise, it’s a great idea to place the rug centered underneath your desk/work area. If you have a sitting area in your office, you can also place a rug in front of the seating area to establish a comfy “break” area or sitting area for clients.
Lighting- Because offices are meant to be worked in, it’s important to have practical lighting. But the lighting you choose can also fit into your modern office decor. If you have office chandeliers, you can use one that has geometric lines or has a simple design, such as rounded glass jars. Desk lamps and table lamps can fit into that same overall style; not too simple, not too complicated.
What Colors Work With Modern Office Decor?
Modern offices often use a black and white color palette for its base, although that’s not always the case. Because modern design is often mixed with other styles that have their own distinct colors, the colors you use will depend on which styles you’re mixing. For example, a modern coastal office will use green and blues for the decor, while boho may use just about any color as long as it’s vibrant. There’s really no limited colors with modern office decor; it’s more about being consistent with the tone/shading and not oversaturating the space.
Is Modern Office Decor Going Out Of Style?
Modern offices are classy spaces that find beauty in minimalism and practicality. Because of this, modern office decor is staying in style and is a good option for anyone who enjoys a non-cluttered office.
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