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Top 6 Office Design Trends You Can Afford

Whether you are moving offices or just want to update some of your offices, it’s important to stay on top of trends. Why? Because furniture shows off how good you’re doing as a company. We’ve compiled our top 6 office trends to look out for 2018.



1. Recharging Spaces 

More and more companies are providing employee benefits such as nap and meditation rooms to help recharge employees. Studies have shown that this contributes to companies’ overall productivity and employee happiness. These are beautifully designed social spaces often resemble residential kitchens or hipster cafes. They also include things like giant bean bags for power naps to meditation spaces with yoga mats and sometimes even saunas.

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2. Dynamic Workplaces

Continuing to grow in popularity are workplaces that can be adapted according to specific needs. Companies grow and change frequently so it makes sense to have furniture that can grow and change beside them. These spaces often include transformable furniture from modular furniture, mobile room dividers, and other lightweight pieces of furniture.



3. Simplified Spaces

Today, the trend is the simpler the better. Workplaces today tend to stay away from bulky cabinetry or heavy materials and go for open shelving, clean lines, and light colored material. This helps the office feel brighter and airy

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4. Colorful Details

Along with simplified spaces, comes colorful details. More workplaces are incorporating colorful designs within the workplace. This helps add life and energy to office life as well as keeps customers and employees engaged and help infuse company branding throughout.



5. Ergonomic Designs

Ergonomic designs have been around for decades and now this language is gaining traction throughout all types of furniture. Employees are becoming more health conscious which means that businesses are trying to match that in the workplace. This means more ergonomically-correct furniture pieces to help with posture, including sit/stand desks, monitor stands, moveable keyboard trays, and ergo-friendly chairs. This also leads to the next trend.



6. Biophilia in the Workplace

Biophilia is the idea that humans possess an tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. This leads to incorporating live plants into designs, which can be anything from large dividing walls fully covered in plants to terrariums place on tabletops and desks. Including these types of design aesthetics in the workplace increases creative thinking, productivity levels, and improves air quality. Check out our tips for greening the offices here.



Want to stay up on the current trends? Call our furniture experts at (855) 318-4311, shop our full selection of office furniture here

What trends do you see coming up in 2018? Let us know in the comments below. 

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