Coworking spaces provide freelancers, small teams, and businesses with an office environment while sharing the space with other professionals. These commercial spaces offer workplace office furniture, scalable gathering spaces, and internet/printer access – just about everything a working professional might need in order to accomplish their goals for the day. When it comes to design, flexible office interiors have become increasingly popular with their eye-catching furniture and creative divider solutions. Here are some out-of-the-box design tips for creative coworking spaces.

Incorporate Existing Architecture

Some of the most popular coworking spaces around the world stand out from the crowd due to their unique architectural features. New offices built in older buildings can benefit from design decisions based around the textures and colors already present in the architecture. Building a reading nook into an otherwise unusable archway, or customizing desks around the existing floor and wall materials are excellent ways to add functional creativity to a room.

Use the “Third Place” Concept

The idea of the third place is to create a space that is not home, nor work, but a separate ‘third place’ where a person can unwind and socialize away from the stressors of work and home life. By adding a cafe, library, bar, or other relaxing gathering area, coworking spaces are able to create that social space for professionals who crave it. In order to emulate a true third place (a difficult thing to do within an office environment), a coworking space’s breakroom or social area should be in a separate area, away from where most of the day’s work is done.

Add Natural Elements

Earthy tones, live plants, and ample natural lighting are prominent in all areas of interior design these days. Incorporating organic textures, sky lights, and environment-appropriate greenery are great ways to create a sense of peace and tranquility in the office. Live plants are known to improve air quality, act as sound dampeners, and even improve focus. Areas with little natural light can still jump on this trend by using more earthy elements such as wooden furniture and iron fixtures, with lighter walls and floors to prevent a cave-like feel.

Good coworking space design requires attractive workplace office furniture, well-stocked breakrooms, and the flexibility to accommodate everyone from individuals to large team meetings. From initial concept to final furnishings, Environments Denver is uniquely positioned to help bring your office space to life. Contact us to learn more about our services.