5 Chic Office Layouts For All Types Of Professions

As an Interior Designer, I have created various workspaces for different needs. The space you work in depends on your profession, , your company culture and how you collaborate with your colleagues, if you have. It’s also important for every workspace to be designed for comfort, productivity and creativity.

So below are some of the most common types of workspaces you might want to consider when thinking of a very modern or contemporary office for yourself. Let us take a look at them.


Collaborative spaces usually include either meeting rooms, co-working spaces, conference halls or small huddle rooms. It all depends on the size of the team and their role in the office. Ideal for startups and even Tech companies or teams that hold a lot of internal discussions. Any of these layouts would fit, depending on the size of your team.


Small Rooms/Cubicles: 

These is ideal for you who finds it extremely hard to work in crowded, noisy, collaborative spaces, prefers to be in isolation and work in peace. This can also be a good option for a small home office space if you work alone, Freelancer, etc.


Executive Office:

For that individual who’s higher on the ladder or just desires a sufficiently accommodating space. These people have their own reasons and roles to play in the company – high-end clients, board members and investors to entertain – therefore, the executive space has to be  upscale with enough space. The ambiance is elegant, high-end yet understated with privacy at the same time. Some even go to the extent of requesting an extra lounging or meeting area within this space. Also a good idea for a work from home boss or senior management or even a study room.


Open Plan: 

As the name indicates, the open office plan does not have walls or separators. 

 Your desks, shelves and cabinets often serve as separators between you and your colleagues. This is useful for teams and employees who share similar roles or are working towards a similar project. It reduces cost and saves space.



People who do confidential work or who have frequent one-on-one meetings with clients like entrepreneurs, legal practitioners, healthcare professionals or if you simply prefer to work in isolation. 


So obviously, most of these layouts are similarly good if you are a work from home professional whose primary workspace is what you have in your home. But before taking that path, pause and ponder over whether your profession demands frequent one on one visits and meetings with clients. Is your home ready enough to receive guests or clients every now and then? If you ardently care about privacy in your home, then perhaps a home office idea may not be your thing. Unless your line of work does not frequently entertain clients or guest meetings. But as a startup entrepreneur with very limited funding, you might also want to consider this option whiles frequently making adjustments.