A new year is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to what lies ahead in the world of workplace design. Here are five trends we expect to see in 2019.
Fun and Relaxing Recreation Rooms
Who says spending time at the office has to be boring and stressful? A growing number of companies are creating recreation rooms where people can take a break and have fun. These spaces give people a chance to relax and socialize and build stronger connections between teammates that can foster trust and productivity. Recreation rooms can take many different forms. Some ideas include game rooms, meditation or yoga rooms, coffee bars, mini theaters, or fitness centers. Our personal favorite is the game room with the Potrero415 Table Tennis Edition, pictured above.
Biophilic Design with a Focus on Wellness
Wellness in the workplace is no longer optional. Over the past few years, biophilic design has been one of the biggest trends in workplace design, and it’s still going strong into 2019. The goal of biophilic design is to make indoor spaces feel more natural by including natural elements in the design, creating benefits such as improved productivity, reduced stress, and improved creative thinking. To bring biophilic design to your workplace, consider including living walls and natural materials like stone and wood.
A lot of inspiration can be drawn from trends of the past. As more companies set up offices in older buildings and buildings that have been repurposed, they’re often eager to embrace the unique character and history those buildings have to offer. The clean lines of Mid-Century Modern-inspired furniture are very much in style right now, but some other ideas for this trend include designing with vintage-inspired color palettes, including pieces made of repurposed materials, or mixing antiques with modern pieces.
Flexible, Open Spaces that Allow for Balance
Flexible layouts are another trend we expect to carry into 2019 and beyond. Companies grow and change so quickly that it’s natural to select furniture and office layouts that can keep up. Flexible layouts also make it easy to create a variety of spaces like private enclaves, collaborative spaces, and semi-private quiet areas which support a range of working styles.
The Comforts of Home
Sit back. Relax. Get to work. Resimercial design blurs the line between residential and commercial design by bringing some of the comforts of home into the workplace. Including resimercial design in ancillary spaces creates a welcome retreat that supports socialization as well as collaboration, turning them into the heart of the office.
What trends are you looking forward to in the new year? Browse the full range of Coalesse furniture to find products that will help make the new year a stylish one.