Do’s and Don’ts to Decorating Your Commercial Property

commercial-propertyA commercial property, although primarily meant for business purposes, should never be diminished to boredom and mediocrity. Offices and work spaces shouldn’t be boring. This is all the more true if the asset is meant to be on the front line, for example as a shop or retail space.

So if you’re planning to decorate your commercial property anytime soon, we bet this list of do’s and don’ts from will come in real handy!

Do measure everything first. Things would turn out horribly wrong if you go out and buy stuff without measuring your space first. Planning is important and this includes knowing what fits where.

Don’t forget to put it in budget. Business is still business so this means that everything has to be cost efficient too. Make sure that all expenses are well within one’s limits otherwise this project will turn out sour.

Do acknowledge the power of paint. A simple change in color can do wonders. Paint is the simplest and cheapest item that one can use to create a drastic change in any space.

Don’t underestimate plants. Who doesn’t love greenery in interiors? They’re a cool addition apart from the fact that they help relax the eyes. Green is after all a soothing color. Ever wondered why chalkboards have it for color?

Do bring in the light. Proper and adequate lighting is necessary in commercial properties to ensure productivity and to set the right mood and aura. The presence of windows shall also make way for an influx of natural light.

Don’t weed out ergonomics. The way a commercial space is designed must be ergonomic. In other words all elements from furniture to fixture to décor must be safe and work-friendly. Accidents are a major no-no in any office.

Do think of function. It is possible to combine both form and function in one. Just because a desk or cabinet is functional doesn’t mean that they have to be boring. The right choice of colors, textures and materials does wonders.

Don’t buy what doesn’t last. Updating your commercial asset is an investment on its own so it is pretty common sense as to why getting items and doing renovations that are long lasting become a must.

Do unleash your creativity. Of course, decorating any commercial investment property requires a whole lot of creativity and imagination. Throw in hard work into the mix as well and you’re good to go!