01 March 2023

The key elements in the decoration of a law office

The way in which the offices of a law firm are decorated is very important because the distribution and placement of the elements in an office is the way to represent the company itself. Just as people's houses are decorated according to the taste of those who live in them, offices have to convey the values and identity of the law firm with the decoration of its workspace.

The decoration not only serves as a reflection of the office itself, but also has to transmit confidence and security to the clients who have decided to hire the firm's legal services. The decoration influences the first impression and the image that clients create of a law firm, so it is important that the offices have a design that conveys professionalism.

Now that we have contextualized why decoration is such an important factor for law firms, we must answer the following question: what are the key elements that influence the visual appearance and decoration of an office? This article will list the agents that should be incorporated into a law firm's office décor.

1.       The range of colors

The offices, especially those that are small in space, have the need to generate the opposite visual sensation, that is to say, to try to make the space seem wider and bigger. This is achieved with the color white. But you can also incorporate other shades of colors, such as blue, gray or green, which are correct and help to achieve a serene atmosphere in law firms.

The incorporation of bright colors, such as yellow or orange, does not mean that the office loses professionalism, as long as the colors are not incorporated excessively, otherwise you can saturate the space. The balance between colors will help to achieve a more suitable space for the development of work tasks.

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2.       The object around which work revolves: the desk

The table is the core of an office, it is essential and has great decorative value because it is the main element of the room. The table is the piece of furniture where the lawyer will develop all his work and where he will meet with clients, therefore, this object has a lot of prominence.

3.       Client comfort

As with the desk, chairs are another very important element when decorating a lawyer's office. In the decoration of the chairs, law firms should have two styles of chairs, depending on who will occupy them: the confidant chair, intended for clients, and the office chair, which will be occupied by the lawyer.

Here comfort is more important than style, but it should always have an aesthetic that fits in with the rest of the décor. The worker will be sitting in the chair many hours a day so this object has to be comfortable. The same goes for the chairs in which the clients will sit, they have to be comfortable so that they can relax while they explain their case.

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4.       The partner element: wood

All law firms that want to make a good visual impression have to incorporate wood as the main material in the office decoration. Wood is an partner, it transmits warmth, sobriety and naturalness. The choice of the tone of this material depends on what you want to convey, for example, dark wood gives the feeling that it is a classic and formal office, while, on the contrary, wood in a light tone helps the office look more modern.

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5.       Decorative objects

Along with wood, other elements or objects that contrast with the decoration should also be introduced in the workspace in order to avoid creating an insipid and monotonous space. Hanging minimalist or monochromatic artistic paintings on the walls is a good option to achieve more style in the environment.

In addition, there are those who choose to incorporate personal objects, such as a family portrait or personal diplomas and degrees. In the case of family photographs, this element is optional, but it can help lawyers create a more comfortable environment for their work, while certificates convey a sense of professionalism to clients.

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6.       Order and storage spaces

The truth is that nowadays most data is stored on technological devices, such as in the cloud or on hard drives, to save space, but lawyers also need to have physical documents on hand to review the cases they are working on. This takes up a lot of space and all physical information needs to be stored to keep order in the office. For this reason, a fundamental element in the decoration of the offices are the filing cabinets or shelves in which to store documents and books. This furniture should be simple and with an aesthetic that fits with the rest of the elements of the office.

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