Meeting room design: ideas and styles for modern offices
Whether to bring together a board of directors once a month or to create daily team meetings for creative brainstorming. Meeting rooms are becoming indispensable workspaces for any company.
Every modern office has at least one small room in which to share ideas and design new lines of business. This is a space where the company’s team and other external clients usually meet to discuss issues of vital importance. Hence, the design of today’s meeting rooms is crucial to create an environment that is not only functional, but also pleasant, calm and inviting to dialogue.
Today we are going to talk in depth about the design of meeting rooms. How should we face a project of these dimensions? What factors must be taken into account to create the ideal conference room? Why is privacy so important in these workspaces? From Molins Design we are going to answer all these questions, to guide you in the most efficient way with the creation of your most modern meeting room. Let’s start!
Types of meeting rooms
Modern office design brings with it an infinite number of types of meeting rooms. However, here is a brief summary of the most popular designs adopted in today’s construction:
These are the most organizational meeting rooms, which place the person chairing the meeting in the center of the room, while the rest of the speakers sit around him/her. These designs are usually adapted to large and spacious meeting rooms.
Undoubtedly, the most egalitarian conference rooms and the ones that put into question improving communication between speakers with a circular design. All members sit in a circle and see each other’s faces as they talk and discuss the main points of the meeting. It is often the ideal design for small meeting rooms.
Typical meeting rooms used for training. A speaker is placed in front of all attendees at a main table. The other participants are seated at the front, with or without a table.
Which meeting room furniture to choose?
As for the ideal furniture to place in modern meeting rooms, it is worth considering the placement of one or more large tables. Also important is the choice of chairs, which, in addition to matching the decoration and style of the office, it is recommended to choose ergonomic chairs. That is, seats comfortable enough to sit on for several hours without complications.
Remember also to add several storage modules inside the new meeting room. This will be extremely useful for storing office supplies, basic technology for videoconferencing, etc.
Nowadays, many meeting room designs provide many other work utensils, such as glass whiteboards. These accessories are usually very practical and functional to write down various issues and even favor the correct follow-up of the conferences by the speakers.
Do not forget that, any modern meeting room must have different network and electrical outlets, installed on the main table or on the walls. In addition, the wifi signal within the company must be as strong as possible in this environment.
Go for the best conference room decoration!
Before you start decorating your new workspace, remember that meeting rooms should be private and acoustically isolated to avoid interruptions from the outside.
If your office design is based on the open office, don’t forget to have some type of glazing that separates these meeting spaces from the rest. You don’t need to put up walls or add access doors. You can still project that image of dynamism within your workspace by looking for semi-open solutions to mitigate sound.
To design and decorate the final ambience of your meeting room you should think about your brand image and the values you want to convey, both to your internal team and to external clients. Depending on this, you should opt for:
Sober but elegant rooms
If you want to convey an image of serenity, professionalism and good work, that never goes out of fashion and is always on trend, choose a sober and elegant decoration. Use neutral tones and lighting elements to create your perfect meeting space.
Colorful rooms with a message
If you want your workspace to become a more risky and impactful type of office that will surprise both your employees and future clients, choose a bright color palette. You will be able to create a positive and creative atmosphere with red, orange and even green or blue tones. Try to match the chosen color with your brand image and your values and even add motivational phrases or messages that motivate the daily work of your employees. If you also take advantage of the occasion to decorate offices with plants, the benefits you will bring to your new meeting room will be indisputable.
18 March 2022
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