Designing a home is never easy they say, with so many emotions attached to it and so many tastes to cater to. But what about designing commercial spaces? How easy or difficult is that? An area that generally is not the topic of discussions, but extremely important nonetheless. After all the average citizen would have double the interaction with a commercial space than with other residential places – be it a shopping mall, a hospital, their office or the train station. With our experience as one of the best Commercial interior designers in Mumbai, we at Neelanjan Gupto Design Co. take pride in our unique and inspiring interior designs for commercial spaces.
When you walk into someone’s home, it reflects so much about their personality, their sense of style and their choices. But when you walk into a corporate office, does it really reflect any of the above. Mostly (and sadly), the answer will be a big NO! The offices all look the same. Once you are inside and away from the façade, can you even identify which office are you in? The most painful part is that these very same companies try to achieve this very same effect by spending huge amounts on marketing strategies, brand building, advertising campaigns and miss the biggest opportunity. Our experience as Commercial Interior designers in Mumbai shows that this one touchpoint can really make or break a company’s entire brand building exercise at just a fraction of the cost.
So what are the options for these organizations? With our experience as one of the most respected commercial interior designers in Kolkata, we have created a list of some very unique interior designing ideas, which can make a huge impression on the minds of each visitor visiting the place.
- Identify the soul of the place
Just like their residential counterparts, every commercial building has a soul of its own. A purpose for which it is built – amusement, service, recreation – every building has its own identity. Identifying it correctly is the first step in building the aura of the place. As any good commercial interior designer in Kolkata would tell you, the buildings there need to resonate with the culture of the people, whereas any commercial interior designer in Mumbai would say, it is the efficiency of the place that defines it.
- Choose the colour palette
Once the purpose of the building is identified, the next important step is choosing the colour palette for the interior design. A hospital building, however cheerful should never be done in loud colours, where extremely sober colours will kill the fun vibe of a shopping mall. It is a critical decision to make, especially when designing the office spaces – should you go all out with the brand colours or mix certain other hues with the brand colour. A good commercial interior designer must definitely give weightage and time to this important decision.
- Create a unique location
Even though the purpose and colour palette of a place are seriously thought through, there must be at least one location which makes the structure unique and stand out. Whether it is an installation, a bench out of repurposed wood or a selfie station. As experienced commercial interior designers in Mumbai, we cannot emphasize the importance of this enough. There are so many things that define a city and can be incorporated in a commercial building – like the installation of a Dabbawala outside a railway station will give it a distinctly Mumbai identity.
- Make people the strength
The one thing common across all commercial buildings is the number of people visiting it every day. Why not utilize this commonness creatively to make it an integral part of the design. For example – if you look down from a higher floor, the people on the lower floor appear in a certain formation without even realizing it! That’s the power of interior design.
- Open spaces, open spaces, open spaces
There can never be enough stress on the importance of Open Spaces in a commercial building as any commercial interior designer in Mumbai would tell you. It can be an amphitheatre, a recreation area or some extra space between shops in a mall.