An oak desk is part of traditional office décor and has come to symbolize professionalism and confidence. An office which is completely furnished in oak furniture is one that is remembered. Choosing the right type of office furniture can be difficult. This is because office furniture can say a good deal about the type of business you are running and the kind of person you are. Even more importantly your office furniture directly reflects how successful you are.
Believe it or not office décor gives people an instant impression of you and your expectations. Unfortunately, these impressions can often be wrong and do not reflect your work ethic or the quality of your world. However, first impressions stay with clients long after they have left your office. Make a statement with an oak desk. Clients often meet your office furniture before they meet you. Clients may be asked to wait for you in your office. Do you want them to be met by a fold out plastic table or large sturdy oak desk? The answer is obvious, the oak desk makes a statement.
Your office furniture needs to be simple and comfortable. It also needs to be well taken care of. Tattered furniture gives the impression of low quality and indifference toward appearance. Imagine a client walking into an office with furnishings that do not match, look second hand and are visible tattered or even falling apart. Before they even meet the staff they are expecting a financially poor institution. Make sure your office has a theme and the colors chosen match that theme.
Neutral colors work well and can easily be matched when new office furniture is needed or old furniture is being replaced. Make sure you avoid conventional white walls because they create an institutional and uncomfortable environment. If you choose to have an oak desk make sure you choose to have your other office furniture made of the same material. Oak is a beautiful wood and can be stained in several different tones. Choose to have hardware, like draw plugs, in a trendy brushed nickel which compliments oak furniture.
An oak desk and oak furniture can be an expensive purchase. However, this type of purchase only has to be made once. An oak desk is solidly constructed and will not ever need to be replaced. Another great feature of an oak desk is that it can be resold, used, for almost the same price. Oak and solid wood furniture does not depreciate like other types of furniture. An oak desk is also easy to clean and therefore extremely easy to maintain. Spills, and ink lines can be removed without hurting the surface of the oak desk.