Whether it's at home or on the other end of a commute, a well-decorated office helps you feel extra inspired to be creative and productive. Your decor can also provide visitors, clients and colleagues a way to get to know you or your company better.
If you are in charge of decorating the office at a huge company or simply putting together your own work-from-home sanctuary, online custom framing makes it easy to outfit your space with framed artwork and photos.
Here are our tips and recommendations for making your office space looks its absolute best.
As far as what to hang on the walls, one of the best places to start can be your company's own advertising or design assets.
Printing and framing your logo, branded posters, or company ads is the perfect way to liven up your office without spending a ton of time sourcing artwork or photographs.
See our case study for how we helped the finance startup Earnest create an inspiring set of custom framed posters.
Another option is curating content from employee portraits with short bios, team photos from the last company retreat, or key press articles about the company. These can serve as fun, personalized alternatives to traditional artwork.
If you want to use artwork to set the vibe in the office, try picking pieces that follow a common theme. This could mean either the same subject matter - for example, scenes from the city your company is based in, or vintage photos detailing the history of your industry - or just the same style in terms of color, visual design or the frame style.
When it comes to custom framing for the office, sometimes it can be difficult or intimidating deciding how to best take advantage of large, empty wall space. Especially if you're starting from scratch and aren't sure where to begin.
First, a quick tip for decorating large spaces: Picking one oversize frame to cover an entire wall (or most of it) is your first option.
This can become a focal point for your office, so make sure whatever you're putting up works well with the rest of your design elements and is a good representation of your company.
If you can't commit to one piece, or have several photos or artwork pieces you'd like to display, then a gallery wall of frames with linear or grid layouts are a great option.
Gallery walls can fill plenty of space, and are easy to update and expand on by adding new pieces over time. Sleek black or white gallery style frames will match pretty well with anything, and are a great choice for a clean, modern feel.
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If you're looking to compartmentalize and create areas that feel distinct and separate in your office, try choosing different aesthetic themes for each room. For example, by a particular color palette, designer or subject-matter.
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In a home office, the decor should be all about what makes you feel comfortable, productive and inspired.
Framed art prints, typography, minimalist line drawing prints, or personal photographs are all great choices.
The beauty of a home office is you get the freedom to sprinkle more of your personality into the mix, unlike a shared corporate space. When choosing your color scheme, look for colors that won't be too bright or distracting.
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If you're on a budget but still in need of some beautiful artwork for your home office walls, we can recommend a few online sources for free, high-quality images that you can print and frame with Level Frames.
And check back over time as we are periodically updating our blog with new collections of downloadable art.
When decorating smaller offices, there are some general rules to follow to make the most of the space you have available.
First, don't feel like you need to fill every inch of empty wall -- over crowding like this could make your home office look and feel smaller, which you definitely want to avoid.
Using lighter colored frames, or at least mixing lighter frames in with darker ones, will also make your space feel more open.
If you want to create a gallery wall in your home office, choose one wall and consider leaving the others fairly bare. This will create a focal point for the room and ensure it doesn't look too busy.
Our table top picture frames are an easy way to print and frame your favorite memories, and are a great value at $49 for the first one and $39 each after that.
You can also use art shelves above your desk as a place to put framed artwork and other small, decorative objects -- this way you can maximize your wall space and not take up too much room with bulky bookcases.
If you need some extra help getting started or have a large project to coordinate, help is an email or phone call away. We've worked with several companies and individuals to help beautify their offices, big or small and take pride in offering personalized service no matter what your level of framing experience is.
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