The classic office space has gone through a number of changes throughout the years. Today, some of the best offices out there feature styles and designs more inspiring than ever. Every year brings us something different and 2018 is no different.
Of course, this is just a short list that doesn’t go into too much detail. If you want to get some in-depth knowledge on the biggest and hottest office trends for this year, head over to the Office principles website and see what their experts got to say on the matter.
With that in mind, let’s go over some of the biggest office design trends for this year and see how they affect the modern workforce…
This year, some companies are getting rid of boring, old cubicles in the favor of natural wall dividers. These dividers provide more privacy and less noise, and in turn, allow employees to stay completely focused during thr workday. Moreover, these green walls not only elevate office design, but also increase the air quality in a closed space. Basically, this design increases productivity and improves health of the workforce, so no wonder why it’s so popular…
Style + Functionality
People still want a chic office, and this year, it looks like concrete is the most popular material option for office designers. They combine different hues of grey with soothing colors to create a minimalistic, industrial-inspired look. But beauty isn’t really the number one factor – people still want practicality. Therefore, one of the biggest trends this year is the combination of style and functionality.
People love to bring their work home these days. We literally have millions of telecommuters in the United States alone. However, some designers are trying to bring a piece of their home to work. So instead of having modern, formal furniture, these offices maintain a “homey” atmosphere, which allows workers to feel comfortable and relaxed at all times. This design actually increases productivity, because people don’t mind working a few additional hours, since their office feels like a second home.
Combining modern elements with natural ones is the main aim of Biophilic spaces. This year, we’ll see a huge number of nature-inspired office space. And keep in mind, these offices are more than just eco-friendly spaces filled with plants. This design uses nature as its “skeleton” for the use of a wide variety of natural textures and patterns. Although Biophilic design was nothing more than a concept just a few years ago, it has become more popular than ever in tech hubs across the world.
As you can clearly see, office designs this year aim to bring health, harmony and comfort to the workplace. During the next twelve months, you can expect thousands of companies across the world to start redesigning their office in an effort to provide more ease-of-mind to their employees and create a productive atmosphere where employees feel like they are home.