Corporate office design trends you need to know for 2022

Corporate office design trends you need to know for 2022

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1. Biophilic design

2022 is the time to stray away from rows of desks and artificial lighting. Look to incorporate natural materials like wood, water, and plants into your office space.  This can be done by using materials like wood, bamboo, or stone, or including waterfalls, fish tanks, and plants. Even if your space struggles with natural lighting, there are many 

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1. Biophilic design

 low maintenance plants that thrive in low light areas like cacti and snake plants. Biophilic design has been shown to reduce stress, improve focus, boost creativity, and improve overall well being. With the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on employers and employees alike, implementing nature elements will be more important than ever. 

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1. Biophilic design

Start small by implementing one or two elements and build throughout the year.

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2. Merge the comfort of the home to the office

People have grown accustomed to working from the comfort of their own home, so comfort needs to be a top priority for your 2022 office. If you were one of the many people who worked from home, think about your own habits. Did you stay at your desk all day or did you move from room to room? 45% of teleworkers regularly work from the couch 

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2. Merge the comfort of the home to the office

and 38% work from bed. While we don’t recommend installing mattresses in your workspace, a plush couch is a great option for those that need a break from a traditional desk.

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3. Sustainability will be a priority

Environmental impact of materials is becoming increasingly important to employees, employers, and designers alike. Being eco-friendly means that every item you purchase for your space is thoughtfully chosen to not negatively impact the environment. Sustainability is very important to us at Furngully. Maintaining 

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3. Sustainability will be a priority

a healthy planet is just as important as designing a beautiful workplace, which is why we work with eco-conscious manufacturers that use products from sustainable materials and are carbon neutral.   Aside from sustainable materials, an eco-friendly office should focus on energy efficiency. LED lighting and 

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3. Sustainability will be a priority

increased access to natural lighting are not only energy efficient, but also increase productivity for employees.

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4. Neutrals aren't going away anytime soon

Neutrals are tried and true, which is why they continue to be an office design trend for 2022. Off-whites, tans, and beiges instantly make an office feel more comfortable and home-like, which is vital for a successful office space. When deciding on paint, desks, and other furniture, focus on neutral colors and natural wood tones. For a pop of color, take 

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4. Neutrals aren't going away anytime soon

a look at your company’s brand palette to choose the perfect accent. When deciding on a color palette, take into consideration the landscape around you. If your space is in a business center or high rise surrounded by grey tones, consider adding in more color through chairs and couches to brighten up the space. 

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4. Neutrals aren't going away anytime soon

On the other hand, if your space has a lot of natural light and is surrounded by plants and trees, whites and textures will bring the space to life.

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5. An emphasis on noise reduction

In open and transformable offices, noise is inevitable but it can be controlled. When there is a lot of noise, it can be hard for people to concentrate and be productive. A great first step to controlling the noise in your office is to take a look at your flooring. Carpets play an important role in creating a quiet working environment. Other sound 

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5. An emphasis on noise reduction

absorbing materials like acoustic partitions, rugs, and even plants can help quiet down a room.

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6. Flexible working space

Employees want options when it comes to their work space—they don’t want to feel like they are locked in one room all day.  Implement unassigned work stations, cafe areas, casual areas with couches, formal conference rooms, or other gathering spaces for employees to work. The goal of a flexible workspace is options.

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6. Flexible working space

One employee may perform better at a dedicated desk while someone else may thrive in a coffee house style setting.  Flexible work spaces produce more dedicated, efficient, and productive employees.

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7. Easily transformable office

Telecommuting is becoming the standard across the county, so your office needs to adapt to combined work so remote workers can easily come and go. Convertible offices where not every employee has a personal workplace are a great option for hybrid workforces. There are a lot of benefits that come with transformable office spaces, but there is one clear winner: cost. 

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7. Easily transformable office

Transformable offices are a cost effective option because they take up less space, but also allow for more employees to be in the office.  So if every employee decides to come into the office on the same day, there won’t be any issues!

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