As a new school year begins, and the leaves start to turn vibrant autumn colours, it almost feels like someone hit the restart button on the year. Fall is the perfect time to switch up your office design to match the season’s latest trends. Here are the top three trends for Fall 2017.
Switch Up the Standard Office Desk
Say sayonara to the standard office desk! As we start putting more emphasis on health and wellbeing in the workplace, the office desk is a prime starting spot. Sitting for eight hours a day, slouched over a desk creates drowsy, grumpy employees. We are starting to see more height adjustable tables and sit-to-stand workstations pop up in office spaces.
Ergonomics is key when selecting office furniture for the health and wellbeing of employees. Selecting furniture that is thoughtfully designed with posture and health in mind this fall will create a better workplace atmosphere.
Create a “Homey” Feel
Ditch the minimalist decor, and opt for cozy and casual this fall. All-white, modern office spaces are quickly becoming a thing of the past while bringing the home into the office is the thing to do. With millennials entering the workforce at rapids rates, and flexible work schedules becoming the norm, it is important to create an office space that reflects the home to secure the longevity of employees.
What does this look like you ask? Open, communal spaces to promote collaboration, warm tones to create a sense of comfort, and a variety of different seating arrangements.
Add Natural & Earthy Elements
The final fall office design trend is bringing the outside in. 2017 is seeing a disconnect with mother nature as technology is slowly taking over every aspect of our lives. Adding in natural elements like wood, metal, and greenery creates an earthy atmosphere for employees who have to spend the majority of their days inside.
If you want to go all out, live walls are the new “it” thing for office spaces. This takes indoor/outdoor living to a whole new level!
If you’re feeling inspired to make a change this fall, contact us for a free design and space planning consultation.