- By Samantha Langridge
- 31st May 2022
Office Design Trends in 2022
We are already well into 2022 and, after a shaky couple of years, office life across the country seems to have returned to some semblance of normality. With working life having been out of sorts for so long, many are taking the opportunity to give their workplace a much-needed facelift. We have already seen several distinct trends establish themselves this year in the world of office interior design.
Here are a few of our favourites:
Many companies have chosen to embrace Working from Home, offering hybrid working patterns to many of their staff who are not front-facing. When designing a new office layout, this is something that should be taken into consideration. If you only have half your team in the office on any given day, why not make the most of your space? Desks could be larger and more accommodating or part of the room could be turned over to a break-out area. You could even combine two rooms, creating a brand new area for training or meetings.
With the last few years being stressful for many workers, it’s no surprise that offices are introducing more relaxing colour tones for their work environments. We’re talking natural greens, soothing blues, and soft pinks – anything that takes the edge off the working day.
For many people, working from home was a blessing. Without co-workers to distract them or team leaders micromanaging their every move, they found themselves becoming more productive than ever before. Some employers recognise this and are introducing solo workspaces to allow in-office staff to continue operating without interruption. From booths and cubicles, all the way to individual working pods, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself to yourself in work.
Another major impact of the pandemic and its subsequent lock-downs is how quickly most offices incorporated Zoom and other video-conferencing software into their daily regime. Meetings with business partners, potential customers, field agent staff, and more, could all be done remotely. This year’s design trends reflect that, with meeting rooms and board rooms being optimised to make the most of video-conferencing tech.
Another side effect of Working from Home and hybrid working patterns is the introduction of flexible furniture solutions. You might only have half your staff in the building, but you don’t want your on-site staff to feel deflated by the array of empty chairs and desks. With modular furniture, you can arrange things in the perfect way to give the appearance of a full team, even if half are fulfilling their duties remotely.
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For professional office interior design services available across the South West and South East of England, contact the Westcountry Group today. Call us on 0330 030 0330 or send an email to arrange a free consultation or to get a free, no-obligation quote for our services.