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5 Ways to Transform Your Commercial Space

Designers, architects and business owners have a million things to think about when it comes to the aesthetic of their space.

 For example, have you given thought to the visual experience your customers have when they enter your business? What about the vibe your office provides to employees or clients? 

The look and feel of a space can be a tremendous lever when first impressions are everything! A well designed retail store invites customers to stay a while. A sophisticated office space makes employees want to come to work. Adding in that bit of personality can turn a potential home buyer into a home owner. See what we’re getting at?

Here are a few tips that can help you transform the look and feel of your commercial space:

1) Lines

Lines are responsible for establishing a sense of harmony and unity in a space. They define shapes, and act as the visual guides of a space. Lines are categorized into three categories – horizontal, vertical and dynamic. While horizontal lines can adorn structures likes tables, chairs and beds, vertical lines can be found in windows and doorways. While horizontal lines add a feeling of security to a space, vertical lines embody the expansiveness of nature. Dynamic or angular lines can add drama, and can be seen on structures like stairs. 

Wall Theory can help you execute a sense of togetherness with our 3D Wall Panels.

Learn more about them in our Commercial Catalogue

2) Color

Colors establish an aesthetic connection between objects, and set a mood. Colors must be chosen based on the psychology and the mindset of the designer. For example, red is an excellent choice for a dining room as it encourages appetite. Green is perfect for a bedroom as it represents tranquility and health. Each color has three distinct characteristics: hue, value and intensity. It’s important to keep each of these characteristics in mind when redesigning a space.

Get playful with Wall Theory’s Blue-Ish Real Wood Wall Planks:

3) Texture

Texture mainly deals with surfaces, and determines in how a typical surface looks and feels. It can also add depth and intrigue to your commercial space.

Texture is broadly classified into two types:

  1. Visual texture where the texture is only visible, but not felt.
  2. Actual texture where the texture is both seen and felt. Things like pillow covers, bed spreads, drapes, wall paint, wall panels or some wallpapers have a texture. 

Mix and match texture with Wall Theory’s RealCast Concrete Slabs and Faux Brick Panels:

Learn more about our products in our Commercial Catalogue

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4) Light

Without light, elements like color, texture and pattern have no significance at all. 

Light sets the mood and ambience of a space, and highlights other elements like line and form. 

While strategic placement of doors and windows should promote natural light, man-made or artificial lighting is broadly divided into three major types: Task Lighting, Accent Lighting, and Mood Lighting.

Task lighting includes light sources like table and bed lamps, which have a defined purpose, dedicated for a specific task.

Accent lighting highlights a particular piece or show item, like artwork or sculptures.

Mood or ambient lighting set the mood, and help to illuminate a space.

Strategic mood lighting helps to accentuate the rustic feel of Wall Theory’s Faux Classic Brick Panels:

5) Forms 

Forms refer to shapes in general. Forms can be created by combining two or more shapes, and can be accentuated with the help of other elements (like texture, patterns, and colors). A well-defined form establishes unity, and additional forms can add balance to a space. There are two types of forms – Geometric (man-made) and Natural (organic). Forms are also categorized as open and closed. Open forms are those that can be looked through, and closed forms are those that are enclosed by a surface.

Wall Theory’s privacy screens provide geometric forms for those looking for that extra “pop” in their space:  

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We hope these tips have sparked some serious inspiration to transform your commercial space! Change is exciting. Let Wall Theory help you with the exhilarating process of an interior overhaul!

Want to know more? Check out our Commercial Catalogue for architects and designers.

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