Top Office Design Trends For 2016
With the arrival of a new year, also comes the arrival of new trends for office layouts, office design trends and features. Recent years have seen a change in attitudes towards the traditional workplace, opting to incorporate relaxed, open plan spaces and informal meeting spaces in a move towards a more welcoming, friendly environment and away from the typical boardroom office.
Here at CPS Interiors, we take pride in keeping up to date with the latest office interior trends to share with our customers, so we’ve compiled a list of a few top trends to consider for 2016.
Many offices will be bringing a touch of the outdoors to their offices this year, with an increase in plants, vertical gardens, reclaimed wood, and exposed concrete or brick being popular additions.
Not only is a natural feel a great look for any workplace, a fresher, greener environment can also provide a more productive place to work, allowing employees to relax without feeling the need to get a breath of fresh air from outdoors.
These days, nearly everything is done online, and that means a lot of computers, and a lot of technology taking up space in every office. In the same style of an airy, natural feel, another of 2016’s trends will be finding ways to design the interior to hide most cables, creating a minimalist and clutter free environment that is ideal for employee productivity.
There has been a growing focus on the importance of the population’s health in recent years, and this is to be reflected in the workplace. A growing number of companies are implementing health and fitness designated areas in the office, from gyms to a climbing wall in Google’s Head Office!
Providing a designated fitness area for employees is a great idea, stimulating both the body and the mind, and improving the overall health of the office.
Relaxed meeting spaces
In the continued breakdown of typical workplace structures – boardrooms, cubicles, formal meeting rooms – 2016 will see an increase in the trend towards open and relaxed lounge areas to encourage an informal meeting space and collaboration between employees.
Open plan workspaces have become hugely popular, giving offices a spacious feel and allowing employees to communicate more freely and productively with one another, and a rise in lounge style meeting areas will only increase the open nature of the workplace.
Here at CPS, we offer a range of interior refurbishment services to help you recognise your dream office environment for your company. We provide interior design and decorating, commercial flooring, furniture, and suspended ceilings, with our experienced team working closely with you to ensure your requirements and budget are met.
Contact us today for more information, or to discuss your office redesign for this year, and we’ll be more than happy to help.