Get the Look for Less: Private Office Design on a Budget
When it comes to your private office, it's important to create an air of professionalism that employees and coworkers respect while incorporating your personality into the space. Unfortunately, this feat often comes with a lofty price tag. Whether in a corporate corner office or the comfort of your home, here are some tips for getting the look you want in your private office for a price you can afford.
Modern Look for Less
Small or large, your office can benefit from a modern update. The Metropolitan collection includes desks in a wide assortment of shapes and sizes to complement your workspace, all at a price the average business can afford. Boardwalk walnut laminate with silver accents creates an attractive style, while clean lines and matching pieces give the collection a streamlined look. There's even a corner desk option for the office that needs to save some space.
To incorporate the modern aesthetic throughout your private office, add minimalist finishing touches like abstract art, small plants, or simple sculptures to the space. Select an office chair with a clean profile in a modern textile like mesh or white vinyl to complement the case goods in the room. Since most private offices include a guest chair or two for holding meetings, go for guest seating with a metal framework and a clean, edgy look that will match the furniture in the rest of the space.
Industrial Look for Less
If it's the rustic industrial style you love, you could be paying a pretty penny for solid wood and wrought iron office furniture. Achieve the same look for a fraction of the cost when you choose furniture from our NBF Signature Series Urban collection. This furniture group utilizes weathered walnut laminates rather than solid hardwoods to create the same rustic look you love at a much lower cost. For an industrial edge, black accents on the Urban pieces are also constructed of laminate—a fact most guests would never guess.
When decking your office out in the right décor, go for metal and wood art that will complement the furniture in the space. From wall clocks and framed artwork to faux driftwood décor and wood and metal accent chairs, there's plenty to choose from when you're looking to boost the organic aesthetic in your industrial-style private office.
Mid-Century Look for Less
Love Mad Men-inspired office design? That signature style is known as mid-century modern and has been sweeping private offices across the country with its angled lines, thick wood grain, and modern elegance. For a truly historical piece, you'll pay more than you may have bargained for. That's why we offer the beautiful look of mid-century design without the daunting cost. From desks of every size to storage and filing cabinets with a high-end look, you'll be able to outfit your entire office with this sleek and sophisticated collection.
When it comes to décor, you can go the mid-century route or the modern contemporary route and still end up with a unique look you can love. For a mid-century modern look, go with wood accents and 50s-inspired designs. If you prefer a more current modern appeal, choose framed wall art, area rugs, and other décor in a neutral color palette.
Traditional Look for Less
Warmth and elegance are the keys to a beautiful office when you're going for a traditional look. The NBF Signature Series Cumberland collection features desks and case goods in a cherry wood veneer finish that will give your office a rich, sophisticated appearance. And because it's from NBF Signature Series, you know you'll get beautiful furniture at a reasonable price.
Styling a traditional private office is a lot like styling a home. Choose décor
that brings warmth to the space, such as wood-framed wall art, Roman numeral clocks, and earth-tone walls. Your executive office chair
and guest seating will look best in high-back styles with wood framework and button-tufted upholstery, but the details depend on your preference.