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How to Accessorize an Office Interior Design

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Choosing accessories that fit with your interior design can sometimes be tricky, you need to pick something that compliments your space layout and represents your personality. Things like heirlooms, wall decorations, art and sculptures are all great to have, but if you don't know how what kind to pick and which one adds to the aesthetic appeal of your office interior design, you could end up making a mess out of your space.

Choosing items that display your personality needn’t be hard and there's a great place you can look through to find them…your personal belongings! A new office fit-out doesn’t necessarily mean new furniture shopping. Save yourself some time and money and look through what you already have that you can put proudly on display. Keepsakes and things you've collected from over the years can be great show and tell pieces that you adorn your office with.

When decorating a room, it's best to stick to the accessories that speak to the style of the room. It's ok to be a little quirky, but it's better to keep in line with the constraints and design of the space. Setting up minimalistic chairs, tables and floor lamps can be out of place in an old Victorian style room that's full of dark and rich wood designs. There are some combinations that work well and some that don't, and no interior designer would ever suggest this combination. Take a look at pictures if you need ideas, but you should never decorate against a room's design!

Accessories should have colours that match or fit in with the rest of the room. This doesn't mean that if the wall is green, you have everything else green. Pick colours that play well with each other! Choosing items that have contrasting colours will help your accessories to really pop out, which is especially great for conversational pieces. Take time to research and consider your office interior design aesthetics and plan to accessorize around this.

Minimalistic office designs should rely on fixtures and furniture to create visual interest. It's a great idea to consider texture when it comes to picking furniture, as having simple flat desks and chairs can leave your room feeling a little barren. Always try to group the items by colour when arranging decorations; this will help to keep the room unified. Ensure that your accessories are of appropriate size for your room. When you have items that are too small in a large room, they can often disappear and get lost in the background, while the opposite can make a small room feel more cramped.

It's important to always take a step back to assess the room when you are decorating. Walk away and take a break, you may find when you come back it'll be easier to spot things that stick out and don't belong in certain locations. This will allow you to replace items or relocate them as needed until you are satisfied with the overall look and feel of your office interior design.

There are countless of ideas out there so you are never short of inspiration when it comes to decorating. Just remember that certain elements will work for your space and some won't. Don't try to incorporate too many styles into your design, as this will leave your office feeling cluttered and unsynchronised. If you need help with planning from professional office interior designers, there are always companies like Office Principles who will be more than happy to lend you a hand!

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I am the managing consultant of UK's leading office interior design consultancy, Office Principles. I love discussing all things business and interior design. Office Principles has over 25 years of experience designing and delivering amazing workspaces. For a free consultation call us and let's chat about what we can do for your business.

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