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2020 Trend: Home from Home

Posted on Thu, 2019-12-19 10:26 by Gaynor Young, Architectural Technician

Since 2015, we have seen workplace design evolving, introducing more relaxed environments where people can thrive at work without feeling the pressure of a company system where you are tied to your desk or allocated to one space.

By creating spaces where staff can relax and enjoy a bit of downtime but continue working effectively is hugely advantageous. The Fellowes workplace trend report shows just this, with an overwhelming majority of 87% of employees saying they would like their current employer to offer healthier workspace benefits, with options ranging from wellness roomscompany fitness benefits, sit-stands, healthy lunch options and ergonomic seating.

We all want that home away from home experience and creating the right work environment can certainly help fulfil this desire.

We predict the integration of space planning to be heavily aligned with advances in technology. With more and more homes keeping up with technological trends, such as smart devices controlling lighting, music and televisions, the workplace also need to adopt certain trends that encourages interaction and communication between staff.

By having spaces condensed but open plan, like home design trends, you instantly create a more relaxed and collaborative space. I’ve selected some images (see that portray the electric design feel, bringing together colours and textures to create a composition of materiality from different periods and styles. For example, by introducing a Nordic theme helps keep things seem homely, neutral and imposing one main hue and a highlight colour, which here is brown. Alternatively, colours like muted pinksbaby blue or neo-mint green create a more lively environment. These are some of the main colours that are forecasted for 2020.