Every year you will find new trends affecting the UK business furniture market. Not every new craze will make sense for your organisation. But there are some golden rules that apply to any office furniture buying, no matter what its function.
Storage: Often overlooked by office managers, storage is one of the first things you must think about. Even with digitalisation of office functions, you will still need plenty of storage space for paper and electronics as well as other miscellaneous items that accumulate in any office. So, plan for sufficient storage cupboards with individual desks as well as common storage areas.
Functionality: Look for furniture with high functionality. That should must come before any other consideration. After all, if a desk is too low or too high, it would be difficult to use no matter how aesthetically attractive it is. In addition, check for furniture that is multi-functional or can be used in more than one manner. For instance, look for lounge furniture that can also double up as conference room chairs. Multi-functional furniture is all the more important in small office spaces.
Otimising your office space: This is one of the most essential requirements while buying office furniture. A small space can get overcrowded and large space can seem empty very easily. The former can do without cubicles, while for the latter, you will need to plan out the layout so that space looks less empty. Storage and desktops should be decided according to the space available. The rule is to plan a layout before you start purchasing, to avoid any wastage.
Aesthetics: How a piece of furniture looks, matters just as much as how it feels. If you have a colour theme (and you probably do), keep it in mind when buying furniture. Garish, loud colours can be as jarring as shabby furniture. The UK business furniture market will give you plenty of options in furniture styles. Just keep the overall aesthetics in mind when picking furniture for your office.