Office Interior Design Trends 2022

Office Interior Design Trends 2022

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1. A Sense of ‘Home’ at Work

Since many people are still currently working from the home, the idea of the design and aesthetic of the office has changed. For those employees who are in the office, the goal is to provide comfort and safety at every level and to make employees feel relaxed, as if they were at home. To foster a safe, comfortable sense of “home” in the office, 

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1. A Sense of ‘Home’ at Work

designers can incorporate residential elements such as comfortable sofas and chairs, soft lighting features in common spaces or artwork displayed throughout the office.

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2. Flexible, Pod-Area Layouts

Over the years, many companies have embraced the open concept office design, and now flexible workspaces and “pod-style” layouts are more important than ever. Now when employees are in the office, they are often seeking private spots or enclaves where they can safely work. These open-office environments also include smaller, private areas 

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2. Flexible, Pod-Area Layouts

and “pod areas” with enough workspace, seating and outlet access so employees can make phone calls, participate in video conferences or work on research safely.  The versatility of engineered hardwood or LVT make for suitable flooring options in these pod-area layouts.

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3. A Safe, Protected Workspace

Businesses and organizations are rethinking the interior design and layout of their office space in order to provide a safe, protected workspace.  While the focus is touchpoints (such as doorknobs and elevator buttons), many companies are opting for hard surfaces and design elements that can be easily cleaned, sanitized and maintained. 

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Social distancing signage, hand sanitizing stations and signs limiting room capacity are also important office additions that make employees feel safe.

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4. Lighter Colors

One of the corporate office interior design trends for 2022 is using lighter colors with a mixture of grays, greens and neutrals (gray being one of the two Pantone Colors of the Year for 2021.)  Light wood looks mixed with pops of color on flooring and walls is a popular option in an office environment that can help employees feel more 

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cheerful and positive. Color helps companies stay on brand, and many find ways to incorporate their logo or brand colors into the design of their space — including colored furnishings, pillows or even flooring.

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5. More Natural Lighting

One of the big office trends in 2022 is incorporating more natural lighting into the workspace, if it’s possible.  Also, matte, non-reflective flooring and wall finishes are popular options, and designers should consider the light reflective value when selecting design elements. This refers to the amount of light reflected by a paint color. 

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6. Sustainability & Green Options

Many modern office spaces now feature living walls (also known as green walls), which are real gardens and plant displays that are fixed to interior walls.  You don’t even have to go as far as a full green wall; many offices are embracing more plants in general. Some spaces don’t have many windows or poor lighting, so incorporating 

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6. Sustainability & Green Options

greenery helps to add a bit of nature and bring the outdoors inside.  Plus, plants in corporate settings are not only part of the comforting, home-like trend, but they also provide numerous health benefits.

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7. Wallcoverings

Many office designs are incorporating wallcoverings into their spaces, which can be used to showcase history and culture.  Any pattern, texture or color on a wall — a wood design, wallpaper, absorption paneling among other options and more — can add warmth and dimension to any space. Plus, these hard surfaces can be more easily cleaned and maintained.

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8. Mixing Old & New

Current office designs are pairing old and new design elements together — an inspiring fusion of the past and the present.  Designers are opting for retro and geometric patterns, such as chevron and herringbone designs. You can also feature geometric patterns in larger areas, such as flooring and walls; these design patterns 

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can display everything from bright pops of color to muted tones of gray and ivory.  Mixing old and new even applies to flooring — pairing engineered hardwood with LVT can neutralize the colors in a space or even complement the surrounding design elements.

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9. Texture

Current trends in office design show an increase in pairing varying textures together, even in furnishings like wood, iron or stone.  Combining different abstract elements and textures that can be easily swapped in and out creates a more unique space and gives you diverse design options.

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10. Acoustics

Current trends in office design show an increase in pairing varying textures together, even in furnishings like wood, iron or stone.  Combining different abstract elements and textures that can be easily swapped in and out creates a more unique space and gives you diverse design options.

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