officedesignThe look of your office can have a significant impact on your work and your business. A well designed office filled with practical and aesthetically pleasing furniture can, to name one example, be the difference between an office space that impresses potential clients and one that has them considering other options.

The key to a professional office lies in two things: your furniture and your décor. The furniture you use in your office, regardless of how professional you want it to look, should be two things: functional and visually pleasing. What you consider “visually pleasing” might depend on your personal tastes, the type of business you might be running in your office, and who—if anyone—might enter your office space. A lawyer, for example, should have a more professional, traditional office space than an artistic freelance fashion designer.

The following are some excellent tips that will help you choose the right furniture for a professional looking office. Find more professional office design tips at: Mobilier design by

Tip: Choose “light” furniture to create the illusion of space

No one likes a cramped office. A professional office should ideally look as open and spacey as possible. You can actually crate the illusion of more space in your office by choosing furniture in lighter colors—such as light brown woods, painted woods or other material that can be found in a lighter color. You can also look for furniture which is more open—such as bookshelves with open backs—which will also help create the illusion of a bigger area.

Tip: Buy furniture that allows for organization and tidiness

There are very few things that scream “unprofessional!” more than a messy, unorganized office. Even something as simple as having too many papers or books crammed onto a bookshelf can bring down the entire look of an office. To avoid an untidy appearance, choose furniture which can “hide” messiness—such as bookshelves with doors—and purchase organizational furniture that will help create a proper place for everything.

Tip: Purchase quality furniture

You don’t need to spend thousands and thousands of dollars. But remember that higher quality furniture will last longer and often be sturdier and more practical than cheaper furniture, which can be damaged or even break with much less effort and use.