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Conference Room Design: 5 Easy Decorating Tips

Imagine a conference room design that sparks inspiration and fosters effective communication, leading to breakthrough ideas and successful meetings. With a well-designed conference room, your team will experience increased productivity, seamless collaboration, and a boost in overall performance. Say goodbye to boring meetings and hello to colorful discussions!

Join us as we explore the top 5 tips for mastering the perfect conference room design both your clients and employees will love!


1. 🎨 Choose A Style

Keep decor simple and streamlined in your boardroom. Overly designed spaces will often be more distracting, so consider selecting one design style to use as the overall theme for the room. Also, consider your team and clientele when making your decision, because they’ll be using the conference room just as much as you! Some of the more popular design styles include:

  • Modern
  • Traditional
  • Midcentury Modern
  • Modern Farmhouse
  • Art Deco
  • Industrial
  • Eclectic
Large conference room design with green accent wall and big windows.
Conference Room Design: 5 Easy Decorating Tips – Select one interior design style to set the groundwork for your overall design strategy.

2. 🌈 Utilize Accent Colors

A pop of color adds warmth and personality to an otherwise drab room. A safe bet is to use your brand’s primary or secondary colors. It tells your brand’s story and makes your space unique, which visitors will appreciate. Paint an accent wall for a dramatic effect, then frame a few pieces with a coordinating matboard color to pull the design together. Alternatively, source artwork with those accent colors and pair it with a white matboard for a cohesive look. And if painting walls is off limits (always check with building management first), choose colorful, large-scale framed pieces for the same effect.

🖼 Here at Frame It Easy, we can print and frame any artwork from 5″x5″ up to 42″x62″!

Colorful conference room design with table and chairs.
Conference Room Design: 5 Easy Decorating Tips – Select an accent color to give your room a unique personality.

3. 🖼 Choose Artwork To Inspire

Artwork makes a big impact in every space, so don’t overlook its importance in your boardroom. When deciding, keep your accent color and design style in mind. The colors in your art should relate well to your accent color, and the content of the art should reflect your room’s style. Although there are plenty of excellent sites to buy art online, budget-minded designers can find many sites for free downloadable art as well. If you’re struggling with what type of art to choose, some safe bets are:

  • Nature or landscapes
  • Geometric shapes
  • Architecture
  • Patterns
  • Plants and animals
  • Typography and quotes
  • Portraits
  • Logo or brand art
  • Iconic local landmarks

You can easily upload your digital art to our interactive frame designer for a simple, all-in-one printing and framing solution delivered right to your home or office!

Conference room design: Framed art prints above a desk
Conference Room Design: 5 Easy Decorating Tips – Add framed prints that compliment your accent wall/colors.

4. 🪴 Add Plants & Pops Of Green

Plants add an organic touch to a room that’s especially important in normally sterile office environments. Mixing real and faux pieces will help keep costs and upkeep down, plus adding a few strategic pieces of nature photography enhances the effect. Employees and clients alike will breathe easier having plants and nature around to brighten their day, plus they’ll enjoy the extra boost of productivity plants will provide! To get you started, here are a few of the best plants that thrive indoors:

  • Snake Plant
  • Monstera Deliciosa
  • Philodendron
  • Pothos
  • Dracaena Limelight
A conference room design with plants and decor
Conference Room Design: 5 Easy Decorating Tips – Plants and pops of green help everyone relax and focus.

5. 🏺 Place Decor Sparingly

A few decorative objects placed throughout a room can really help tie a design together and add a sense of cohesiveness to your conference room design. You’ll want pieces that are sturdy and easy to clean. Consider objects that speak to your unique location, such as those done by local artists. If you can’t find anything locally, Etsy is a site that offers millions of unique, hand-made items that will work just as well! Some decor items that work well in boardrooms include:

  • Pottery
  • Vases
  • Sculptures
  • Glass objects
  • Metal art
  • Baskets
Bright conference room design with plants and decor.
Conference Room Design: 5 Easy Decorating Tips – Place decor sparingly to tie your design together.

💡 Bonus Decor Ideas

If you’re looking to personalize your conference room even more, consider adding a gallery wall of team headshots! Not only will it look snazzy and add some personality to your conference room, but it’ll help guests and new employees get to know everyone a bit better. Alternatively, you can also consider a wall showcasing your team’s achievements, group photos of company events, or frame and display company newsletters! The possibilities are nearly endless – let your creativity guide you and have fun! Check out these bonus ideas if you need some inspiration for your next corporate framing project:

  • Newspaper or magazine articles featuring your company
  • Company mission and vision statements
  • Achievement certificates
  • Employee-generated art or photography
  • Employee family or pet photos
  • Logo or brand art
  • Company timeline and history
  • Product blueprints

📸 Having spectacular headshots of your team is essential; learn how to do it like the pros: How To Take Professional Headshots: Must-Have Tips

Conference Room Design: professional headshots of employees
Conference Room Design: 5 Easy Decorating Tips – Consider a gallery wall of professional headshots!

🎬 Conference Room Design: Final Thoughts

It’s not difficult or expensive to create a conference room design that makes a great first impression on your visitors and encourages your team to work productively. Adding color, artwork, and greenery is a great start towards reaching those goals. We hope this list gives you plenty of creative design ideas, so remember to share them with us on our social media! And, once you’re done with your conference room, don’t miss our tips on styling a break room your employees will love!

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