Office Trends for 2019
Office design trends are fluid and ever-changing. Keeping up with these trends, and deciding whether they work for your office, can be easy. The new year is a great time to revive and reimagine your office space, so why not take the opportunity to choose some of the hottest designs and features while you do so? Before we usher in the new year, let’s take a look at some of the predicted trends for office design in 2019.
Top 5 Office Trends for 2019
2019 is a year that promises fresh new advances in technology, functionality and creativity. You can reflect these ideals in your office design. Office trends for next year are putting focus on better ergonomics and efficiency in the workplace.
Technological Integration in the Office
The speed at which technology develops means that offices and other workspaces are constantly improving the way they work with technology. Even the office furniture is becoming technological, with smart designs that allow you to charge your phone wirelessly at your desk, or create designs on smart boards that interact with your touch. Knowing more about the innovative advances can help you choose office furniture that suits your office’s needs.
Incorporating Nature in the Office
With the increase in technology in the office, adding a bit of nature can help balance it out. Pot plants, vertical gardens or even a bit of green space can reconnect us with our roots and breathe some fresh air into an office. The addition of greenery in an office has shown to create a better, more pleasant environment that promotes concentration and positive moods. Why not include some nature in your office in 2019? It can be as simple as a potted cactus on every desk or a leafy plant in a few choice spots throughout the room, or as bold as a full-wall vertical garden. Never underestimate the benefits of a small outdoor garden area either, if it is possible in your building.
Versatility is a key factor of the modern office. Multifunctional office designs help promote more versatile, productive and efficient spaces. Many offices find that the fixed work position or cubicle design is much less efficient than multipurpose shared spaces that adapt to the needs of the worker or the task at the time. This design also encourages the flow of ideas and better communication between teams or departments.
Multifunctional space can be achieved in a variety of ways, starting with the correct desking. Modular desking or sit-to-stand desking can improve the versatility of desk space for individuals especially. Our desking systems such as the Simplicity, Trio or Flexiline also promote and enhance a multifunctional office space.
Seating is also an important component of efficient multipurpose spaces. Take a look at our multipurpose seating options that can be used for a wide range of purposes and can be neatly stacked away when not needed.
More Leisure Space
By giving workers the opportunity to take a small relaxation break in their workday, they can return to work feeling more refreshed and energetic. Productivity and quality of work has increased as a direct result of using these spaces. In keeping with the multipurpose trend, these spaces are also often very multifunctional and can accommodate client meetings, brainstorm sessions, or a quiet spot to work in as well as a place to unwind or reenergise during the day.
Leisure space can be added to an office in several ways. A small corner with a comfortable couch and coffee station is ideal for offices that are short on space. Outdoor gardens, games rooms or cafes are also an option for the larger office space. Take a look at our pause area furniture that can help you create an attractive leisure area.
Darker Colours for Furniture
From an aesthetic perspective, darker colours are certainly more popular for office furniture in 2019. Lighter shades are giving way to dark browns and rich hues. Wooden furniture is popular in ash, beech, oak and mahogany tones, and many veneers mimic these textures and tones. If brown is not the best colour choice for an office, the dark colour trend applies to bolder colours as well, such as maroon, plum or wine red, navy or indigo, magenta, pine or moss green, or even charcoal or onyx black.
Dark furniture gives a sense of elegance and opulence to an office, especially in managerial office spaces. Our seating is available in a wide range of colours, and so are our desking options. Why not choose the black and blue Cassie or Contour chair, and pair it with a Simplicity desk in a dark finishing and blue privacy screen?
Speak to a professional All Office consultant about office trends for 2019 today.