As an entrepreneur, launching a startup can be costly. It requires a lot of investment before you start to see the rewards. However, if you make careful decisions at the outset, you can save yourself time, capital and hassle in the future.
Furnishing your new startup needn’t break the bank. In fact, making the right decisions now could mean you get more for your money. Let’s look at some of the top tips when choosing furniture.
5 top tips when choosing furniture
1 – Don’t buy more than you need
It’s tempting when you’re first starting out to go overboard with purchases. However, careful planning in advance means you won’t spend more than you need to.
Think carefully about exactly what furniture your new office needs. Make a list – and stick to it. Discard anything that seems non-essential.
2 – Choose effective colours
Deciding on colours can be tricky. You’ll want to make an impact, or have your furniture reflect your brand. Arguably, though, the main use of colour is in filling up your space properly.
Instead of cramming your space with furniture to make it look “busy,” try thinking about a fresh, modern feel. White furniture is increasingly popular as start-ups look to the creative industry for inspiration. An accent colour can help to lift the space.
3 – Consider a variety of uses
How many people will be using the space? Do they all do the same job, or are their roles varied? Take time to consider how the furniture will be used and make sure you have exactly what everyone needs to do their job.
Thinking about this in advance will prevent you from buying furniture piecemeal, instead letting you choose from a full range, ensuring harmony in the work environment.
4 – Make your space work for you
Often, hot-desking can save money. If your staff are on the road and mobile, choose bench desks where they can plug their laptop in when they’re in the office and can be used by multiple members of staff.
Choose furniture that can perform double-duty, such as all-purpose desks that can easily be moved into new positions depending on the task.
5 – Take your time
Above all else, take your time to make your choice. Find a range that suits your needs and your budget. Think carefully about what you’ll need and purchase everything in the one go.
You’ll find that one delivery and installation time will be less hassle than having items appear over the course of a few weeks.
Our exclusive Triumph A-Frame desks are a great place to start, because they are designed with a contemporary style and maximise space. They come in rectangular, wave or double-wave designs, a range of cool colours and a series of add-ons for storage.
Triumph A-Frame desks come with an incredible 12-year manufacturer’s guarantee, meaning they’re a great investment for the future. You can find out more about them here, or if you’d like some help choosing the right furniture for you, talk to our sales advice team.