Corner office desks are a great way to spread out, and a corner desk has a very open feel that is inviting. Since they have a sit-down row of workspace, you can easily pose yourself in front of it. It helps to be able to see the whole team from your chair at all times, so everyone knows what you are working on. In most offices, people will sometimes move around depending on who wants the best seat by the window or with the best angle compared to the door. A good rule of thumb, if you want to blend into an old established environment, is not to take any position you want unless you know no one else wants it. A rule of thumb for finding a good bet is looking at a map of daily traffic patterns that you can get from your facilities department.
When you have a corner office desk, it’s best to have a few chairs, so there is flexibility with visitors and the ability to share the workspace if need be. You’ll want a large conference table or an oblong-shaped desk for everyone to fit around. My favorite option is a curved crescent table which gives some privacy but also an open feel as well since people on opposite sides can see one another.
In terms of style, wood is classic and not as popular as it once was. Most companies will go for something that blends into their existing color scheme, or they tend to lean towards more modern looks with glass tops and metal frames, traditional dark mahogany colors. If you have a huge open area to work with, then going with a sectional desk that is much larger will help to create a sense of space and openness. All companies expect their executives to have an office, but not all agree on how extravagant, or ornate they should be.
As far as furnishings go, think about including some low cabinets for storage. This will give people room for file folders without cluttering up your desk, and it gives things a very neat and professional look. Some corner office desks even come with built-in bookcases, which can end up leaving them cluttered if not used properly. Since filing cabinets tend to stand out, consider using one as part of your design scheme by having it painted the same color as other walls or the base of your corner office desk. If you decide to go with a different color, make sure it blends well enough so it won’t look like a sore thumb sticking out in the middle of everything. Finally, having a larger window will help to give your room a much more open feel and make yourself seem much more accessible to those around you at work.
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