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Conference Room Design: 5 Easy Decorating Tips

UPDATED: November 9th, 2022

Your conference room design is a reflection of your organization. It should make a great first impression on your important clients, and encourage your team to work productively and happily!

After taking care of the basics like furniture and lighting, it’s important to consider the visual aesthetic and design of your space. Does it make a good first impression? Does it encourage productivity? Is it actually a pleasant space to spend time? Bearing these questions in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our top tips for mastering the perfect conference room design strategy.

Conference room with blue wall.
Conference Room Design: 5 Easy Decorating Tips – Photo by Nastuh Abootalebi on Unsplash.

1. Choose A Style

Keep decor simple and streamlined in your boardroom. Overly designed spaces will often be more distracting, so consider selecting one interior 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!

Large conference room with green 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. Photo by Benjamin Child on Unsplash.

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.

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

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. Don’t forget, you can easily upload your art to our interactive frame designer for a simple, all-in-one printing and framing solution delivered right to your door!

Three framed blue and white art prints.
Conference Room Design: 5 Easy Decorating Tips – Artwork makes a big impact! 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.

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Conference Room Design: 5 Easy Decorating Tips – Plants and pops of green help everyone relax and focus. Plus, they look great! Photo by Elena Baidak on Unsplash.

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 a space. 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! Sites such as Perigold and Pottery Barn offer a large selection, too.

Bright conference room with people working.
Conference Room Design: 5 Easy Decorating Tips – Place decor sparingly to tie your design together. Photo by Copernico on Unsplash.

Final Thoughts

It’s not difficult or expensive to design a conference room 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 some creative design ideas, and remember to share them with us on our social media! And, once you’re done with your conference room, check out our tips on designing a break room your employees will love!

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