The interior environmental design of your business or office is just as important as the exterior. The exterior design of your business might include signage, hardscaping, and landscaping. These features help your business to stand out, inform your audience and improve your brand image. The interior design also matters to the experience of your customers, neighbors, and employees.
Attractive artwork and intentionally placed furniture do a lot to create a comfortable place to wait or work. And of course, signage can reinforce your brand image and direct visitors to their destinations. Enhancing an interior environment requires some creative thinking! Here are some ideas to help you find ways to transform your office, waiting room, or foyer:
Frosted (or Etched) Window Film
Frosted window film is a (mostly) clear adhesive vinyl used to treat interior glass doors and windows. When correctly installed, it lets the natural light through the glass but blurs the view which provides some secrecy. Authentic etched glass can be expensive, so utilizing Frosted vinyl for your window treatment is a great alternative. There are many reasons for going with etched window film over other types of wall graphics, but one of the biggest reasons our clients cite is to increase privacy but keep the “look” of having lots of windows in the office.
Additional Benefits of Frosted Window Film
- Adds interest
- Provides some privacy
- A subtle way to change up the interior space
- Effective light diffuser
- Helps the glass panels to be more visible (fewer people run into them)
Reception Area Signage
Reception areas, waiting rooms, and lobbies are all places where the interior environmental design really matters because lots of different people see this space. Reception area signage is not a new concept, but there are many different types of signage that can all accomplish the job. Reception area signs are not limited to the front desk signage, they can be a way to tell the story of your company or a way to highlight your proudest moments. Signage can enhance the accessibility of a lobby room or waiting room by showcasing the branding of your business. Keeping the designs consistent among all types of signage will make it easier for the viewers to process the information.
More Types of Reception Area Signage
- Clear acrylic sign
- Dimensional letters or logo
- Illuminated Letters
- Brushed metal sign panel
- Standoff-mounted sign panel
- Modular signs (w/ changeable inserts)
- Indoor banners/flags
Sometimes cost is the most important thing to a decision. One solution to achieving the impact you’re striving for and not blowing through your entire budget is to use architectural films. They come in many different types, finishes, and colors. These specially made adhesive films are for walls, doors, tables, or other structural pieces that are made from less expensive materials. They have a permanent adhesive, so they will last for years. These are created for interior uses, as they will not withstand inclement weather or the strong UV rays of the sun.
Finish Options for Architectural Films:
- Solid Colors
Creating a Comfortable Space is Important
Fostering a relaxed and peaceful interior space for your audience is important. Even if your office does not regularly have visitors, your employees and colleagues will prosper in a comfortable working space. If you’re looking to get started on your interior signage and graphics, give Connecting Signs a call or send us a message by clicking here. We’re available to consult with you and provide an estimate on cost and turnaround for all types of interior signage solutions, including the types listed above.