How to Tell if Your Office Needs an Update

Sometimes, when you work in a space every single day, you may not be able to even see that it is in desperate need of an update. However, the out of date and out of fashion feel may be putting you in a bad mood without you even realizing it. Just how do you know if your office needs an update? Then, once you realize it does, how do you make changes to actually update the space? Here are the answers that you need to know so that you can determine what needs to be done in your office and how you need to go about making it happen.

How Long Has it Been The Same?

The first thing that you will need to ask yourself is how long your office has had the same look. Keep in mind that you spend at least eight hours a day, five days a week in that space. If you have been working in the same conditions for years, then this could begin to wear on you. Of course, you want to create an office that you will enjoy for a while into the future, but eventually, any space will need an update.

Think about how long your office has looked the same. If it is more than a year or two, it is time for an update.

Have Your Tastes Changed?

The next thing you need to ask yourself will be whether or not your own sense of style has changed. Many people enjoy different looks over the year. When you originally set up your office, you may have enjoyed a traditional look with ornate, dark woods, and embellished textiles. Now, you may enjoy something modern or it could be vice verse. No matter what, you should not have to work every day in a space that does not have the same style as your personality and your sense of style. If this is the case, then it is time for you to update your office.


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How to Update the Space

Once you have determined that your office does need an update, then your next step would be to determine just how to update the office. There are many different ways that you can make it happen. Here are some ideas that you can use in order to update the space.

  • Choose color. Your office may be neutral, but it does not have to stay that way.
  • Choose non office furnishings and repurpose them. Your chair does not have to be a standard office chair. Your sitting area does not have to be cold steel furniture. Do not be afraid to choose items that are not normally used in an office.
  • Add a water feature. Wall water fountains add an embellishment to an office space. Since wall water fountains are off of the ground, they will not take up much space either.
  • Follow your sense of smile. Whether you like classic, traditional, antique, modern, contemporary or anything in between, you will be happier with your office if you follow your sense of style.

Does your office need an update? Once you have answered the questions above, you will be able to determine just that. If it is time to update your office, then you will definitely want to know how to make this happen. With simple changes, you can get an office that will be comfortable, conducive to work, and in a style that you will love now and in the future. Choose the right colors, pick the right furnishings, think of water features, and follow your style. With those steps you will have the right office update. 

Polly Godwin is the owner of, a company specializing in water features, outdoor water fountains and more. 

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