With COVID-19 forcing a quarantine, you may have spent an extended period of time away from the office or your retail shop. Upon your return it was more apparent than ever, it’s time for a design upgrade. With 2021 right around the corner, now is as good a time as ever to change up the style and vibe of your work environment to welcome the new year. Take a look at some of the hottest interior design trends for 2021.
1. Naval Color
In 2021, Naval is going to replace the traditional white, grey and beige in office settings, being referred to as the “new neutral.” While it was the 2020 Sherwin Williams Color of the Year, it will continue it’s reign as a hot hue into the new year. Naval is a deeper variation of navy blue and feels elegant while creating contemporary spaces.
Texture in interior design, whether actual or illusion, is unexpected when it comes to commercial spaces. It invites dimension into a room and alleviates the sterile environment that can sometimes be found in an office setting. Play with texture on the walls, floors, or furniture with differing materials such as marble, stone, wall panels, or wooden beams. If you’re looking for something more cost-effective or less permanent, you can opt for stretch fabric which can give the visual effect of texture.
Less is more. Minimalism helps create a calm environment and provides a “blank canvas” for creative thinking. This design philosophy allows you to be selective in the decor you add to a room by ensuring every piece has a utility. A decluttered space reduces stress and anxiety, which is why this is a popular trend for many businesses.
Just as Naval creates an atmosphere that’s classy and sleek, so can traditional neutrals. The advantage of using a neutral color in your base design means you have many options when it comes to furnishing and decorating the space, and the flexibility to create warm and cool color schemes.
Whether live or faux, plants add life to any space. There are many low-maintenance options that make keeping plants in a commercial environment more attainable. Another plus, live plants help replenish oxygen in the air, more oxygen equals more brain power.
Don’t have the space or a green thumb to have plants in your business? You can incorporate them into design and paint them on the wall or install a plant-patterned stretch fabric as an alternative.
6. Statement Pieces
A statement piece is meant to do exactly as it sounds, make a statement. These are typically attractive, exciting, and eye-catching pieces that people notice when they walk into a room. A lot of businesses will add statement pieces to their design as a conversation starter so there is immediately something for them and their customer to talk about.
7. Large Windows
Large windows invite natural light into your work environment and, while this adds a nice light for ambiance this isn’t just a positive for your aesthetics. Harvard Business Review published the findings of a study that states “access to natural light and views of the outdoors are the number one attribute of the workplace environment.” So, not only are large windows a nice design feature, they can also add to employee happiness, which everyone benefits from.
8. Personality Designs
Having your office or shop designed to reflect your personality and style is an interior decor trend that is becoming widely embraced. It allows you to transform your work space into something that you personally like and tells your customers a bit about you.
From paint color to furniture, you can choose the styles and colors that are comfortable to you while also helping increase your productivity.
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