The main trends in office decoration for the next year

25/11/2020

The main trends in office decoration for the next year

An office is an excellent business card for a company. Your impression is always important and if it is an office that incorporates the latest trends in both design and decoration, the effect will always be more positive. It has been proven that attractive environments help to work better and also facilitate the attraction of new talent, a circumstance that is becoming increasingly important, especially with the entry of the youngest millennials into the labour market. This is a group that, beyond a salary, seeks other professional incentives, such as an innovative and stimulating workplace. Therefore, it is not a question of simple aesthetics, but rather a factor that helps the growth of a company.

This week at Colonial, we propose to share with you those decoration and design ideas which are sure to make headlines in the coming months and which will make workplaces more attractive. Also, due to the current context, now is a good time to carry out those small reforms that have always been pending, so it is the ideal opportunity to add to them some of these proposals.

First of all we must talk about colours, a fundamental element in design, and one in which every year we see new creations emerging. In 2021 there will be two main trends. On the one hand, daring colours such as violets, lilacs or dark blues, but also pastel shades will be 'trendy', due to their ability to transmit warmth and comfort, concepts that, as we will see, will be a clear common denominator. All of them light up and brighten up a room, inspire modernity and, in the case of the latter, blend in perfectly with the plants.

Greater contact with nature

During this 2020 the need to come into contact with nature through design has been accentuated and this trend will continue in the coming months. Biophilia, of which we have already spoken in this blog, will take hold in 2021 and will surely become more important year after year. It is a type of architectural design aimed at the well-being of users and which can be applied within an office through plants and green areas. The main novelty in 2021 will be these green spaces, small interior gardens, where employees can rest, take a break and connect with nature. They are designed to allow employees to stop and think in peace, and also help to encourage creativity.

Light wood is another element that is periodically in vogue and we will see how during the next year it will once again gain presence in the offices. Natural elements are always more friendly to the human eye and this is the perfect example. It provides comfort, allows, as in the previous case, greater contact with nature and helps to make a place more pleasant and harmonious.

This is the opinion of Laura Gärna, from Gärna Studio, one of the great names in architecture and interior design in Spain, with whom we have developed different projects, such as the reception area at Ciutat de Granada 150 or those at Diagonal 609-615 'El Dau': "It will be very important for offices to be pleasant spaces", explains Gärna, who defends the idea of transferring the cosy atmosphere of a home to them and thinking at all times of people's well-being, ideas that we at Colonial subscribe to 100%.

Another concept that we will see over the next year is minimalism. This is not a new trend at all, but it will continue to rise with the aim of creating more open environments, more suited to current needs, and in which sunlight penetrates more easily, a key element in generating healthier and more sustainable scenarios. Furthermore, thanks to their characteristics, they allow for more concentrated work and increase the productivity of workers.

As we said, all the proposals pursue the same objective: to increase people's sense of comfort and wellbeing, a logical consequence of the health pandemic that has arisen in recent months, and they are also an example of how design can respond to a scenario as complicated as the current one. Do you want to implement some of them?

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