Gone are the miserable monotone colours and un-inspired furniture in office spaces. Now we see in its place are open spaces, brightness and warmth. The office is now a place where creativity can be let loose and thrive. A large part of that is coming via furniture. So, here are the office furniture design trends that will transform your office this year.
A touch of home at the office
The office of yesterday was obsessed with taking you out of your comfort zone in placing you in an environment that was clearly work orientated. Today, things are different, with the modern office becoming more and more like a home away from home. This is being done to try and stimulate creativity, by providing employees with an environment that they feel comfortable in. And one of the ways to achieve this is by incorporating furniture that you would typically find in a residential setting.
So if you're looking for a way to make your office feel more like home, then consider investing in some comfortable and stylish sofas or office chairs. You can even add a coffee table to create a relaxed living room-style space where you can take a break from work and relax with your colleagues.
Bring the outdoors inside
If you're lucky enough to have a view of the outdoors from your office, then make the most of it by incorporating some greenery into your space. Plants have been proven to boost productivity and improve concentration, so it's a great way to add some life to your office.
If you don't have much natural light, then opt for artificial plants that can be placed near your desk or in other areas around the office. You can also add some greenery to your walls by hanging up some botanical-themed artwork or using green accents in your décor.
Create a focal point
Every room needs a focal point, and your office is no different. A focal point is an area that immediately draws the eye when you enter the room. It can be anything from a piece of artwork to a striking piece of furniture. In your office, the focal point could be your desk, so make sure it's something that you love.
You can achieve this by choosing an office desk with an interesting shape or colour, or by adding some personal touches like photos or plants. If you don't have a lot of space, then a small accent table or plant stand can also make a great focal point.
Sustainability has become incredibly popular in recent years, with more and more people looking for ways to reduce their impact on the environment. When it comes to office furniture, there are now many options available that are made from sustainable materials. This includes items made from bamboo, recycled plastic, and even recycled wood.
Earthy textures aren't just an opportunity to give back to the planet. Ditching boring metals and plastics for wood will bring a real sense of charm and rustic flair to your office and hearken back to the classic styles of the 60's and 70's. Even simple changes like wooden storage cabinets will elevate the atmosphere of your workspace tenfold.
Glass and transparent views
Transparency has become a popular way to make a space brighter. Incorporating glass furniture or decor items is an easy way to add a touch of sophistication to your office. Not only does it look good, but it also makes your space feel more open and airy. It’s a perfect choice for traditionally dark pieces of furniture like boardroom tables.
Keeping things ergonomic
When it comes to office furniture, ergonomic designs are becoming more and more popular. This is because they help to improve posture and reduce strain on the body. Ergonomic chairs are already commonplace in many offices and that's likely to only increase and become the new standard.
2022 is going to be a very exciting year for office decor. A new wave of styles will bring the red of intimating and soulless offices to an end and replace it with vibrancy, life and charm. These offices will be the birthplace of bold innovation and ideas so it's important that your office does these ideas justice.