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3 Business Architecture & Décor Trends Guide
31 Mar 2021
Over the course of 2020 as we spent less and less time in the ‘real’ world, many businesses have relied less upon their physical premises and more on work-from-home setups and ecommerce.
And while that era will likely never be gone for good, as the world returns to normal, face-to-face interactions with co-workers and clients alike are back on the agenda.
Meanwhile design and architecture trends continue to evolve as ever, and have moved rapidly as a result of the pandemic, with innovation at the heart of health and safety measures. Amongst these, Xu Weiping’s East London office transformation, which has seen 20 offices turned into over 2000 individual working pods which feature their own kettles, fridges, microwaves and videoscreens.
If you’re a small business owner renovating your premises ready for a return to the real world, you might not be looking to make so drastic a change, but these three interior design trends may be the perfect fit to make the most of your business space.
3 Business Architecture & Décor Trends for the Post-Pandemic Era
- The Classic
This look relies on a homely, sometimes even antique aesthetic, and is well suited to retail practices in particular, where a quaint and cosy vibe captures customers’ imaginations whilst putting them at ease.
To achieve this, try rich, dark colours – wood tones work well, whilst neutral tones will offset those bolder shades perfectly. Bespoke fittings from brands like SM London will help strike the perfect balance of luxury and comfort, reflecting classic vibes without appearing archaic or outdated.
Meanwhile, fabrics, drapes and throws are a great way to add a little warmth and character to your space, or for a more minimalistic appearance, carefully selected artwork proudly displayed will reflect your impeccable taste.
If your brand is all about innovation, your premises should reflect that dynamic ethos with a sleek and streamlined appearance.
This look is all about modernity, but you don’t have to say no to comfort. Nor should you feel constrained by monochrome colour schemes – in fact, this can be the perfect opportunity to have fun with colour. It tells clients that your brand is creative, one-of-a-kind and not afraid to push the boundaries.
However, if you’re working with a space that has a more traditional feel, there’s nothing wrong with keeping it simple – pale tones and clear, uncluttered design will bring your office right into the 21st century.
- Light & Breezy
Could green be the way forward for your office?
This is the best way to create a working space that reads as contemporary, conscious and chic all at once.
Make the most of your office’s natural lighting, switch out old-fashioned curtains for blinds, and keep décor to a minimum (although a few plants won’t go amiss). Transparency is key here, literally, so glass doors are a trendy way to reflect a corporate culture of collaboration. Plus, embracing digitisation and renewable energy will not only contribute to a greener appearance but will also help to make your office sustainable.
We hope these three trends inspire your post-pandemic business space.
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