People spend at least a third of their lives at work. As such, it’s important to decorate a business in a way that makes it feel welcoming. However, the trick is to do it in such a way that the space still looks professional. Here are four ways to decorate a business space in a tasteful and professional manner.

Add Local Decorative Accents

It’s the accents people put up that give an office space flare. Business leaders who want to support local artists and craftsmen can add some of these local elements to their space. Hanging art created by local artists or a small, handmade coffee table to the break room allows that business to decorate affordably. It also allows the business and its employees to support local business at the same time.

Dividers and Other Organizational Elements

Office clutter makes it hard for people to work. It also makes a space look unprofessional. Fortunately, there are dividers and other organizational elements that look nice and keep the office neat and tidy, too. For example, desk organizers made from perspex add color to a small space. They’re also easy to clean, making them ideal for keeping a busy office clutter-free.

Decorative Memo Boards

Public memo boards allow people to communicate messages that many people in the organization need to know. However, there is no rule that says these boards need to be boring. The addition of old-fashioned chalkboards and some colorful chalk keep workspaces cheery and messages flowing. A fun way to take advantage of the decorative potential of this accent is to hire a chalkboard artist. This artist can come in regularly and change out the decorative elements on the board. These artists can decorate the borders of the boards and leave the interior blank so that there’s room to leave messages.

Hang Mirrors

Mirrors reflect the light, making a room look not only brighter but bigger as well. Strategically-placed mirrors look classy and yet, won’t overpower an office. As an added bonus, mirrors placed outside of bathrooms or near exits allow people to check their faces before returning to work or to the public.

The best decor doesn’t overpower the office so that the professional look suffers. Rather it enhances the space, while making it a place that people want to spend time in every day. Find creative ways to let your décor solve problems while also brightening up dull spaces, and your employees will be able to get a lot more done in a much more productive workplace.