We’re all looking forward to a fresh new start in 2021 and hoping for a far more sensible year than
we’ve just left behind. What better way to embrace all things new than to explore the latest office
design trends and rejuvenate our own space?
Yes, we know that remote working was a big deal, and to be fair it’s probably not going anywhere in
a hurry. Interestingly, we’re seeing that this fact has had a major impact on office design.
Office Design Trends
Home away from home
From the use of aged wood, home-styled furniture and fittings to soft and comfy accessories, the
gentle and welcoming feel of the home office is creeping into the corporate world.
Smart businesses understand that their staff is more productive and less stressed in a space that is
comfortable, warm and inviting. Some have included communal areas akin to the family living room
with sofas and fireplaces.
There’s been a distinct move toward merging the indoor and outdoor spaces, especially in the office.
The reason for this is simple: as humans, we are genetically predisposed to find a sense of calm and
happiness when surrounded by natural elements.
Therefore, large windows with a view to a beautiful outside space, indoor fountains, plants, natural
light, and the warmth of wood are high on the list of design must-haves.
The days of cubicles are well and truly over.
Open spaces where teams can brainstorm are rapidly becoming the norm. Lightweight, movable
furniture, dynamic spaces, and an open plan feel all work towards a feeling of collaboration and
The office of the future will certainly require the systems and office automation that we need for a
functioning business. However, these exciting office design trends are sure to present softer spaces
and a more satisfied team.