7 Office Design Trends for 2022 and Beyond

7 Office Design Trends for 2022 and Beyond

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1. Outdoor spaces

Having a private terrace, courtyard, or rooftop garden is surely a luxury for many companies and office spaces. We will be seeing outdoor spaces go from a “nice to have” to a “must-have” in some cases.  For organizations, having a well-designed outdoor space will be a differentiating factor for prospective employees. 

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1. Outdoor spaces

The awareness of the health and wellness benefits from contact with nature, a concept known as biophilia, is going to be at the center of designing offices.

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2. Collaboration for hybrid teams

Hybrid offices will be the epicenter of collaboration, culture, and innovative thinking. Future offices will have to be designed to support in-person and remote collaboration and inspire creativity.  In many cases, employees will work from home and only come into the office when they need to collaborate with others. Offices need to have different 

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2. Collaboration for hybrid teams

kinds of spaces to support flexibility, functionality, and employee well-being.

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3. The feeling of "home" at work

There is no place like home and more and more office managers and designers are recognizing that. ‘Resimercial design’ talks about the merge of homely comforts into the office design.  Comfort can come from any number of things, from softer materials and furniture to rounder shapes. Residential elements such as comfortable 

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3. The feeling of "home" at work

sofas, plush carpets,  soft lighting features in common spaces, and artworks are displayed throughout the office. Natural lighting, soft colors, and cozy furniture are introduced in offices to help their employees feel warm, welcome, and safe.

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4. Sustainable materials

The environmental impact of materials matters to Millennials and Gen Zers, and that would impact their preference for organizations they want to be associated with.  A responsible company will have an upper hand in attracting new talent.  Hence, businesses will choose eco-conscious manufacturers that use products from sustainable 

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4. Sustainable materials

 materials and are carbon neutral. Businesses may also start to investigate methods of improving their energy efficiency.

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5. Non-working spaces

There should be spaces dedicated to not working, such as relaxation and meditation rooms, gyms, and game rooms where people can socialize and work on their physical and mental wellness, and facilitate the ‘live and work’ mentality.  More offices are looking for fitness and food concepts as a benefit to employees working there. If the office offers 

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5. Non-working spaces

something more than just a place to work, it will encourage more people to come in.

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6. Neutrals with a pop of color

Neutrals will never go out of style. In this age of minimalism, using lighter colors with a mixture of greys, beige and neutrals will continue to be the most popular color palette.  Softer colors like khaki, light browns, and soft blues remind people of nature, boosting their moods and productivity levels.  For a pop of color, take a look at your company’s brand colors to choose the perfect accent.

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7. Multi-functional and flexible spaces

tEmployees want to feel empowered at their workspaces, so a good office space will have the flexibility for different types of working.  The goal of a flexible workspace is options. Businesses will need to make spaces that give workers the freedom and flexibility to choose where and how they want to work based on the task 

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7. Multi-functional and flexible spaces

they are trying to complete. Having multi-functional spaces with movable dividing spaces gives employees the ability to try their hand at a multitude of tasks at any given point in time. Companies are now opting to have their workers congregate in one shared space to inspire creative thinking and collaboration like a coworking space.

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