Organizing the Furniture in Your Office

 L-shaped office desksWhether you are just moving in to a new office space or you have been established in the same spot for years, there will come a time you need to reorganize and rearrange your furniture.

Sometimes the easiest way to make a workspace flow better or to breathe new life into the office is to move things around. Whether you are looking at moving file cabinets or L-shaped office desks, here are some tips to help you get things organized:

Use a Tape Measure

Make note of the height, length, and depth of all the different furniture pieces you will be moving around. Measure the area you are moving them into and make special note of where windows, doors, wall structures, electrical outlets, light fixtures, and other elements are. Then, check the dimensions of areas leading to and from the room including hallway corners and the doors.

Mix Various Sizes

One of the best tips for creating a new look to a room is to mix up the sizes of the furniture pieces in a room. To add visual interest there needs to be a variety of textures, looks, styles, and characteristics. For the office space this is not as necessary, but it can still be done by having one large L-shaped desk in the room and several smaller tables and chairs for additional work space set up.

Create Balance

There are two forms of balance: symmetrical and asymmetrical. Symmetrical means the room is mirrored and equal in the number, size, and shape from one side of the room to the other. For example, matching vases on either side of the mantle.

Asymmetry is an imbalance in terms of size or number of items or furniture pieces but can still have a feeling of balance. For example one large art piece on the office wall on one side of the room and three smaller pieces hanging on the opposite wall.

These are just three simple ways to organize furniture in your home or office space. No matter what you have to work with you can implement these ideas into your layout and use anything from cubicles to L-shaped office desks to create something new and unique and piratical for your needs.