Is Your Office Design Hurting Efficiency?

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An unorganized workspace can actually affect the efficiency of your team. While a messy workspace may be preferred by a few people in the office, most employees will function better with a clean and organized office space. Clutter can be extremely stressful for some people, so making sure your office design is organized can increase efficiency in the workplace. So, what can you do to fix it? How do you know if your office design is hurting efficiency?

Interior Furniture Resources serves customers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia. Here, we discuss how to organize an office for peak efficiency.

How Dull is Your Workplace?

A dull workplace can lead to unmotivated employees. Dark colors give off a gloomy feeling, possibly causing employees to feel somewhat down at work. Dark hues can even cause some people to feel rather sleepy. If all you have are computers and desks pushed against a dark wall, things can get dull fast. Just because things are neat, it doesn’t mean they’re effective. 

What You Can Do

There are quite a few things you can do to liven up the workplace. Add some color or decorations. Instead of grey or beige walls, try painting them a brighter color such as white or even something eccentric. However, it’s important to make sure the color doesn’t make the place seem cluttered. A color that’s too bright can cause headaches in some people or make them feel as though the place is cluttered. 

As for decorations, be sure not to add too many. A few motivational posters or beautiful paintings can go a long way. Ask your employees what they think would work best and go from there. 

What About Your Furniture?

Furniture can do a lot for the office. Uncomfortable chairs, simple desks, and crowded file cabinets can cause stress in some people. Change up the furniture in your office to make things more comfortable for your employees. They’ll be sure to appreciate it. 


Simple chairs can be uncomfortable. They can cause back pain, neck pain, or just a general feeling of stress and discomfort. Opt for ergonomic office chairs instead. They’re very comfortable and may greatly increase efficiency in the office. Maybe a Basyx High Back Executive Chair would be a great addition to the workplace, or perhaps a Standard Arm Task Chair.


Desks can easily become unorganized and cause mayhem for your employees. Try renting  desks that can help your team stay organized. A “U” Shaped Desk or Manage Series Table Desk are great options. Many people have trouble getting organized with a small desk or workspace, so changing things up is almost sure to increase productivity.

Conference Rooms

Do your employees have conference space for collaboration? Having a dedicated room for meetings or a temporary headquarters for a special projects team can be done easily with rental furniture. You can rent all the conference room furniture you need, from tables and chairs to storage cabinets and decorations.

Break Room

A boring break room can lead employees to feel less motivated in the office. They might not feel as though you value them. So, add a TV, microwave, or something else to spice it up a bit. Try adding a High Definition Television or Microwave to the break room. It may also be a good idea to add some lounge furniture, such as this Eclipse Sofa and Omni End Table. When employees feel relaxed and appreciated, you’d be surprised how much it can improve efficiency.

Explore Office Furniture Options

You can browse office furniture options on our website. There are a lot of items you can rent from us for your office space. Conference rooms, lounge rooms, and even decor for your office can be improved by renting a few things from us. We can even help out with your home office

Rent Office Furniture with Interior Furniture Resources

If you need office furniture, Interior Furniture Resources has your back. We have a large range of office furniture for your company to rent, or for you to improve your home office. You can save a lot of money by renting furniture instead of buying it outright. Contact us today to get started. We serve customers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia.