A breakroom done right can provide an area of respite for employees. While we all want to be productive, no one can perform at their best without an occasional break. Breaks are, in fact, a necessary part of office life—and breakrooms provide a designated place for a daily retreat. So how do you ensure that your breakrooms are beautiful and restful? 

Breakroom Basics

Every good breakroom has the basics—comfortable lounge furniture, chairs, and tables. Make sure there is ample seating for everyone, and know that natural light and windows will open up the space and enhance employee satisfaction. Try adding a combination of standard and café tables to make the space appear larger.

If you have an outdoor break area, you should also incorporate picnic tables or dual-use indoor/outdoor tables and chairs that are weather-resistant to ensure employees have a safe and comfortable place to sit. We recommend modernizing your outdoor space by incorporating beautiful but durable plastic office furniture. Options for outdoor use will be weatherproof and UV-resistant to prevent color fading.

Function First

We often face the choice of either functional or beautiful—we want to tell you that these 2 characteristics do not have to be mutually exclusive. Keeping your breakroom functional is essential for providing good traffic flow and ensuring there is space for everyone, but a beautiful space will inspire and allow employees to relax during their breaks.

Multipurpose furniture often features beautiful design and real-world functionality. For example, try incorporating lounge seating into your break area that comes equipped with built-in charging. This will provide a beautiful and comfortable place for employees to sit during their break while also allowing them to use their laptops or mobile devices. Other examples of multipurpose breakroom furniture include multiuse stacking and nesting chairs, folding tables, and the aforementioned indoor/outdoor furniture. 

Don’t Forget Décor

Every breakroom needs some office décor. Artwork, when placed correctly, can make a huge impact, especially if your breakroom doesn’t have windows. Whatever you do, don’t leave the breakroom blank and sterile. You want employees to feel comfortable and inspired when they enter this space.

If you don’t have the wall space for artwork, try incorporating real or faux plants. Plants provide an organic element that can help breathe new life into any room. Throw pillows and area rugs in a breakroom lounge can also create a homelike feel that enables employees to escape the mental challenges of the office.

Beautiful breakrooms inspire creative minds. Take the time to make your lunchroom a place where employees want to spend time, and you’ll be thanking yourself for it in the long run.



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