Office design trends for 2022 and beyond

Office design trends for 2022 and beyond

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1. Multi-functional spaces

This first idea isn’t necessarily exclusive to 2022. However, it’s one that we expect many businesses to adopt for years to come.  Gone are the days of productivity segregation in the office with companies now opting to have their workers congregate in one shared space to inspire creative thinking and collaboration.

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1. Multi-functional spaces

One important aspect that can be lost through this however is the ability to tackle varied tasks that require different equipment, hence the introduction of multi-functional spaces.

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2. No office at all

Despite many of us returning to the office throughout 2021, for some businesses, it may prove more economically viable to not have an office at all.  As such, one trend we expect many young companies to adopt is a complete work-from-home set-up from the outset. This reduces overhead costs like commercial rent, running 

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2. No office at all

costs and maintenance fees. For smaller businesses, these costs can equate to some substantial reductions in profit.  So not having an office could be the difference between your business staying afloat and going under.

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3. Sustainable materials

With growing concerns around environmental sustainability, and the proliferation of the COP26 movement, some businesses may begin to look towards environmentally friendly design elements and materials in their new office designs. Recycled furniture, second-hand equipment and natural plants could make their ways 

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3. Sustainable materials

into our offices as a result. Not only this, but businesses may also start to investigate methods of improving their energy efficiency.  This reduces the number of harmful fumes that are released into our atmosphere and could prevent us having to ever walk into an ice-cold office ever again.

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4. Bold colours

Traditionally, offices have always prioritised function over form. Dull greys, whites and blacks are very much commonplace during the working day. There are many reasons for this, with the avoidance of distractions often being one cited by employers. However, now that many of us have the option of making the daily commute, it seems that 

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4. Bold colours

employers must do more to entice their workers to come into the office.  One method of doing this is to completely revamp the office colour palette with some bright and brave colours.

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5. Homely comforts

There’s no place like home and, no matter how hard you try, it’s incredibly difficult to recreate the relaxed vibe you get from working in your own space. Despite this, we expect many employers to try and emulate the chilling atmosphere that comes with working from home. Natural lighting, soft colours and cosy furniture are all 

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5. Homely comforts

important parts of home interior that employers may look to introduce to help their employees feel warm, welcome and safe.

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6. Disguised hygiene hotspots

Hand sanitiser really grew in popularity over 2021. Through a mixture of corporate health-boosting policies and government legislation, almost all businesses across the world began to implement sanitiser dispensing stations to help employees stay safe and clean. As such, the inclusion of such features in offices this year and beyond is likely to be upheld by many companies. 

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6. Disguised hygiene hotspots

However, one thing that was not welcomed was the clinical design language that many of these stations followed.

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7. Smart technology

Thankfully, there are many ways that tech companies are making work-life that much easier.  Microsoft Teams allows meeting rooms to be booked digitally, and office capacity trackers can allow businesses to quickly adapt to social distancing measures if needed. This also helps with future 

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planning decisions, as employers will have the ability to monitor how and when their office spaces are used.

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