Powered by Blogger.

Pesquisar este blog

Recent Posts

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Office Furniture

Office Designs Photos

Office Designs

Custom workspace lighting

While some general lighting is still needed for walkways and hallways, the trend in office lighting is to design around specific workspaces. So instead of evenly spaced generic fixtures on every few feet of ceiling, well-spaced fixtures can provide ambient lighting while bright lights are customized to individual work areas. Lighting throughout the workspace is no longer uniform, but fits the individual needs of the tasks being performed and even of the workers. Some of the ways to place individual lights are to use can light fixtures, spotlights and lamps in various workspaces. Lamps are especially useful for work areas that are frequently reconfigured since they can be easily moved. In addition, custom lighting can save money since workers only turn on what they need at a given time.

Since most modern office workers use computers, placement of lights to avoid screen glare is a critical factor. Shielded lamps without reflectors and indirect lighting are some of the best ways to prevent desk glare.

Articulated lamps allow workers to adjust light to shine directly on a particular task or to make the light indirect as needed. Under cabinet lights are useful for ambient lighting, but may create glare on the desk surface so they are less useful as task lighting. Indirect pendant fixtures have become a popular choice for ceiling lighting since they cast a pleasant and even light and are not prone to glare.

Natural lighting

Modern offices are not only making use of natural light through windows, but are designing spaces with skylights. Natural light not only improves the mood of workers in an office, but is more inexpensive. Placing skylights and windows can reduce the number of fixtures that must be on during the daytime, dramatically reducing energy bills and maintenance costs such as replacement light bulbs, and preserving natural resources.

Lighting controls

In an effort to control energy usage and costs, many workplaces are using timers or sensors to control when lights are used. Rather than relying on employees to manually turn lights on or off, timers can automatically shut systems down at timed intervals. Some offices use motion sensors to turn lights on so that only areas with people actively working stay lit and unused areas stay dim. These are especially useful in areas like conference rooms which commonly stay empty, but lit.

Modern Office

A home office might not get a lot of non-work related use but just because you have to work in there doesn't' mean it can't have great style! Here are some home office decorating ideas that will give your room sleek modern style.

The first thing you need to consider is the color palette and there's nothing worse than a bland office. Choose a modern color palette such as black, tan and white colors as your color scheme. If you want something more colorful pick one bright color like red or orange that you can use for accents to really make the room pop.
There isn't a lot of accessories that one associates with a home office, but you can make the room interesting by buying neat modern pencil holders, trash basket and in boxes. For furniture, stick to a modernistic style with dark or light stained wood furniture. Careful selection of accessories and furniture will benefit your modern decorating look. Make sure you pick ones that have plain but interesting shapes.

Window treatments can really add to your modern home office decorating ideas and choosing a style that is somewhat minimalist is key. Try enhancing your windows with sheers or some good quality blinds. After you get the ideal look on your windows, you might realize the walls are bland by comparison. To get your walls looking as great as your windows, consider adding black and white photos in sleek dark frames.

The ideal lighting can also help to accentuate your decorating theme as well as make your work tasks easier. offices usually have desk lamps as lights but you also need good overhead lighting as well as some accent lights for guest seating. Buy lighting that is chrome and funky or sleek chrome to augment the modern home decorating style design approach.

Another key component that will help give the room designer appeal together is flooring and adding wall to wall carpet to your modern office can make the room look great. The ideal kind of flooring for your stylish and sleek style is shag or medium pile in white, black or beiges.