The Do’s and Don’ts of Commercial Decorating for Your Business

Decorating your commercial space can be an extremely effective way to create an attractive and welcoming environment for clients, employees and visitors. However, there are a number of do’s and don’ts to keep in mind if you’re planning to re-decorate your commercial space. As professional decorators, working specifically within the commercial sector, our team at Warwickshire Decorating Contracts have put together this handy guide to help you prepare ahead of your decorating project. 

The do’s of commercial decorating

1. Get in touch with professional decorators.

OK, we might be biased but surely the first thing you need to do is make contact with a team of professional decorators? If you’re looking for high-quality results, then contact Warwickshire Decorating Contracts. We pride ourselves on delivering an exceptional service and using high-quality products, ensuring your commercial space looks fantastic for years to come.

2. Plan.

Before you kick off your commercial decorating project, it’s important to have a clear plan in place. Planning will ensure that the end results meet your expectations and is consistent with your brand. We would suggest that you get in touch with a professional decorating team as early as possible, to help assist with the planning process.

3. Consider your branding.

How you decorate your commercial space should echo your branding. After all, this could be the first impression visitors and clients get of your business, so make sure your decorating aligns with your messaging, vision, values and ambition. At Warwickshire Decorating Contracts, we strive to inject creativity and innovation, so if you’re finding it difficult to ensure your decorating matches your branding, get in touch with us – we would love to help.

4. Keep it professional.

While you want your commercial space to be attractive, it’s important that it also maintains a professional appearance. While your colour choices and patterns should reflect your brand, you don’t want the space to be overwhelming.

5. Think about how you want those inside to feel.

When decorating your commercial space, think about how you want clients, employees and visitors to feel – this could have a huge impact on your final colour and pattern choices. For example, green shades are generally more calming, while orange tones bring with them more energetic vibes.

The dont’s of commercial decorating

1. Don’t forget about functionality.

While aesthetics are important, functionality shouldn’t be overlooked. Remember, this is a commercial space, not your home. Make sure your decorating plans optimise workflow, boost productivity and enhance customer traffic.

2. Don’t disregard safety.

Safety should be a top priority when decorating your commercial space. At Warwickshire Decorating Contracts, we recognise just how important health and safety is, which is why we have our on-hand Health and Safety Advisor supporting every commercial job we’re working on. We also carry out a thorough risk assessment ahead of starting any project.

Better still, we are CHAS – The Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme – accredited and we hold a CSCS – Construction Skills Certification Scheme – card, both of which are essential for painters and decorators working in the commercial industry.

3. Never try and take on the job yourself.

As tempting as it might be, never try and take on the job of decorating a commercial space yourself. Decorating a commercial building – whether it’s internal or external – can be more challenging than you think. By working with professional decorators, not only with the results be of a much higher standard, but whatsmore, they will be fully trained to work on any machinery, like cherry-pickers – that might assist with the job. 

Remember, never put your own staff at risk, always call in the experts.

4. Don’t overdo it.

Although you want your commercial space to look attractive, you don’t want the decorating to look messy, cluttered or difficult to navigate. Decorating should enhance the overall feel of a property, not put clients, visitors or employees off from being there.

5. Don’t ignore feedback.

Before you start, listen to feedback from clients and employees regarding your commercial space. By taking their suggestions into consideration, you’ll be able to make choices that meet their needs and requirements.

Are you looking for a team of commercial decorators that you can trust?

If you are looking to refresh your commercial property then get in touch with the team at Warwickshire Decorating Contracts. Our experienced and highly-skilled decorating specialists are committed to transforming your commercial property while creating a space that reflects your brand’s vision, values and goals.