Anyone who works in an office knows that the conference room is where ideas flow and while it is important that the rest of the office be a cohesive space, the conference room is a number one priority for energy and creativity. In order to get a good flow of ideas, you first need a good flow of energy in that space. It is easy to make a conference room a place that is somewhere employees want to spend time rather than just that room where all the important meetings are held while everyone holds a cup of coffee and stifles a yawn. Design, color, and space are all very important when considering decorating and furnishing a conference room.
- Energizing colors – Many studies have been done on colors and hues and how they affect peoples’ work and moods. One of the most popular office colors is blue because it makes people feel calm and more willing to collaborate with others, which is necessary in a conference. Bright hues of red cause people to be more excited. This makes reds good as accent colors because it gets employees moving faster and helps motivate them.
- Space – Keeping the space open and well lit is very important for productivity. While natural light is good, sometimes it is best to mimic natural light rather than having windows in your conference room, which can be very distracting. Adding lights and plants to the room will make it feel more open and breathable. It is also best to keep the space around the table and chairs open so employees do not feel too cramped and can leave room for the ideas to flow.
- Furnishings – While you want your employees to be comfortable in the conference room, you also want them to stay focused and awake. The best way to achieve this is with chairs that provide support along with comfort. Support in a chair is more important than for just staying focused, too. It can prevent back and neck problems and promote easier breathing. The same idea goes for the table. While it should be big enough to fit everyone you need in a meeting, it should also be small enough to make meetings feel intimate and inclusive.
American Design Associates has board certified designers and expert space planners on staff to help you maximize your office space with consideration to local building & fire codes, efficient work flow, communication, and privacy requirements. Whether you are moving into a larger space, downsizing, or simply reorganizing, thorough planning makes for a smoother installation and a superior work environment.
American Design Associates, Inc. is a Contract Furniture Dealer and Design Firm located in Towson, Maryland. We proudly consider ourselves a “Dream Team” comprised of experienced project managers, interior designers, service technicians and an outstanding customer support team. We service clients throughout the Mid‐Atlantic region including Maryland, DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Delaware and beyond. We have the resources and the know how to provide the best solution for all of your business needs.
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