Does your office space look like something pulled straight out of a Dilbert comic strip?
A sterile lobby.
Cubicles as far as the eye can see.
Fortunately, a few well-designed office wall coverings are all it takes to breathe some much-needed life into your workplace. Wall coverings for offices are also a great way to improve your company culture and remind your team what they’re all working towards.
But what does a great wall wrap design entail? For starters, check out our five pro tips for effective commercial wall wrap design. Then keep reading and we’ll show you eight unique office wall-covering ideas to hopefully give you the inspiration you need to transform your workplace.
1. REINFORCE YOUR BRANDING THROUGHOUT YOUR BUILDING
When most people think of office wall coverings, oversized brand names and logos (like the ones above) are what they picture—and for good reason. Adding these elements to the walls of your office is a great way to make your business look more professional and quickly assure your guests they’re in the right place. While your lobby/main entry area is a great location to start, we also recommend adding your branding to the walls of any kitchens/dining areas, communal spaces, and back entrances.
2. PROMINENTLY DISPLAY YOUR MISSION STATEMENT OR CORE VALUES
While nobody looks at their employee handbook after the first week on the job, they are sure to read their workplace walls every single day! In addition to mission statements and core values, you could also showcase your key products/services, a visual timeline of your company history, or a cultural message that’s unique to your business. We recommend pairing it with a complementary image or brand color and keeping the text clear and concise so it can be quickly read on the move.
3. ENCOURAGE YOUR TEAM WITH AN INSPIRING QUOTE
Speaking of company culture, office wall coverings are a great way to instill a more positive and supportive environment. To be clear, this doesn’t mean you should plaster a bunch of cliché quotes on your walls that are bound to make your employees cringe as they’re reminded of all those terrible motivational posters from decades past. Instead, try to incorporate sayings that speak specifically to your team, your business, or your industry. Trust us, it’ll be much more effective if you do.
4. GIVE YOUR GUESTS SOMETHING TO LOOK AT WHILE THEY WAIT
As a guest, there’s nothing worse than waiting in a lobby with nothing but a bunch of blank walls and a pile of boring industry magazines to look at. By adding a new interior wall wrap to your waiting area, your visitors are sure to be in a much better mood before you even come out to greet them. Whether it’s a simple splash of color on a single wall or an elaborate mural that wraps around the entire room—that’s entirely up to you.
5. DECORATE THOSE DRAB DOORWAYS
When it comes to most office buildings, there’s rarely a shortage of doors. Make your team members excited to pull those handles for a change by adhering an eye-catching wall wrap to one side—or both! Whether your wrap is contained to just the door itself or part of a larger design, you can take advantage of this underutilized surface to greet your employees or tease what they might find on the other side.
6. ADD A SPLASH OF COLOR (AND DIRECTION) TO YOUR LONG HALLWAYS
If you operate in a larger building—particularly one with long, winding hallways—wall wraps are a great way to spark some life into those tired spaces. Not only can the right design draw the eye, but it can also go a long way toward distinguishing one hallway from another—which is an invaluable thing for any new employees. Speaking of navigation, your wall coverings can also help direct people to different parts of the building, taking the place of traditional signage.
7. ADD SOME VISUAL INTEREST TO YOUR GLASS WALLS
In today’s more modern office environments, glass walls are a really effective way to open up a space while at the same time making offices and meeting rooms brighter and more inviting. But who says you need to stop there? It couldn’t be easier to add a dose of style and personality to your corporate space with a minimal and transparent window wrap like the ones above! If you fancy yourself a DIYer at heart, check out our guide on how to install vinyl decals on windows.
8. DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE BATHROOMS!
While they probably aren’t (and shouldn’t be) a stop on your standard office tour, very few rooms will be visited more than the restroom—so don’t leave it out of your redesign plans! In fact, you’d probably be surprised how much the cleanliness and aesthetic of your office bathrooms can be a factor in potential hires accepting your employment offers. Remember though, bathroom breaks are a time of peace and solitude, so make sure the design you choose doesn’t take away from that.
TRANSFORM YOUR WORKPLACE INTO A WORK OF ART WITH BRAND INK
We hope these office wall-covering ideas have inspired you to refresh your workspace and remind your team every day that your company is one of the best places to work. When you’re ready to take the next step, we encourage you to reach out to the office wall wrap experts at Brand Ink.
Our team of professional designers, manufacturers, and installers has the expertise and experience to get the job done right—the first time. With our in-house design, quick turnarounds, and 3M-certified quality, wrapping your workspace with Brand Ink is the best way to elevate your brand in the eyes of your employees and customers.
Contact us today to request a FREE wall wrap quote for your business. To learn more, check out our guide on how to prep your office for a wall wrap installation. And for more inspiration, explore our visual reimagining of the 3M™ Flex Office in St. Paul, Minnesota.