Fundamentals of Office Interior Design

Do the same principles and aesthetics used in residential interior design also apply to commercial interior design? How are the design challenges of re-doing your guest room at home different from re-imagining a shared meeting space at work? The interior construction innovators at Emagispace® have created a revolutionary, reusable interlocking building block technology that is easily adaptable to many design environments, from an open office to a tradeshow, a retail store to a Hollywood set.

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So just what separates residential interior design from commercial interior design? Here are the basics to know.

Residential vs. Commercial Interior Design

It’s helpful to understand precisely how the two types of design differ. Residential interior designers can work on something as simple as adjusting lighting, or they can do a complete overhaul and remodel an entire area. These designers must consider functionality, space constraints, functionality, practicality, and budget.

And while a commercial interior designer must also take these elements into account, architecture plays a much more prominent role for them. For example, a commercial interior designer could be selecting every element of a space, including the building materials, floors, plumbing and power systems.

What are the fundamentals that play a pivotal role in commercial interior design? Here are the core considerations involved in an office interior design project:

Core Considerations for Office Design

  1. Architecture– In commercial design, it is important to consider how to create a space that is both 100% functional and visually pleasing. Understanding the basic elements of architecture is key to overcoming this challenge.
  2. Repetition – Designing a space with many rooms requires you to visualize how all of the rooms will create a cohesive, unified design. Thus, using repetition throughout offices or hotel rooms can create this uniformity.
  3. Balance– Creating balance in a commercial space will make it more inviting to people who frequent the location.
  4. Color – While commercial interior design may not be as flexible as residential design, color is just as important – it is a crucial factor in the overall “feel” of the office space, retail space, etc.
  5. Proportion & Scale– Making smaller rooms appear larger is vital to the experience customers or employees will have, so it is imperative to consider scale and proportion when selecting where walls, windows, and furniture are placed.


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The challenge in office buildouts today is creating a well-designed, attention-getting space that is cost-effective, easy to ship and assemble, and improves tenant retention. Emagispace® makes it possible to re-imagine your space and build smarter – allowing you to design and build any structure, from desks to privacy pods to accent walls with our kitted solutions. Contact us today to bring your vision to life!