Each year office remodeling trends come and go, but a select few change the game for the long haul! Today on the OfficeAnything.com blog we'll take a look at the top 8 trends of 2016 to determine which you should continue to incorporate into your projects. From gray wood tones to metal desks, we're ready to help you take your interiors to the next level in the new year.
1.) Gray Wood Tones
Popular gray wood office furniture finish options like Absolute Acajou from Global and Gray Steel from Mayline took 2016 by storm. As shoppers and designers looked for new and innovative ways to step outside the realm of traditional finishes like cherry, maple, and mahogany. Look for the gray movement to continue throughout all of 2017. Additional tones like dark espresso and mocha will also be popular.
2.) Coastal Makeovers
This emerging trend is just getting started! The coastal look is rapidly gaining momentum. Shabby sheik furniture using natural wood tones and chrome accents have become ultra hot in the 4th quarter of 2016. Brands like Modway are capitalizing on this movement with executive style writing desks like the Tinker. Use light blues, soft greens, and grays to help create beach vibes within your office interior in the new year.
3.) Mid Century Modern Office Chairs
Sleek mid century modern office chairs became the go to choice for conference and executive office makeover projects in 2016. As table space is always at a premium, the days of using bulky conference chairs has rapidly come to an end. Designers are helping businesses maximize square footage with mid century modern conference seating solutions like the Joplin and Hendrix models from Woodstock Marketing.
4.) Powered Conference Tables
Powered conference furniture went from being an overpriced novelty trend to an industry standard! As with all technology, the market became saturated with power ready conference tables, and the price came down accordingly. You can now create an awesome multi media boardroom with a powered table for under a thousand bucks. Collections like Medina from Mayline are your best bet if you're looking to save a buck. If you want to really take your space to the next level, check out the custom powered conference tables from the Global Zira Collection. They're the best in the business!
5.) Open Concept Workstations
Tired of spending your office life in a closed off cubicle? You're not alone! Thankfully, today's top furniture manufacturers heard your cry. The open concept trend made it's way to the workplace in 2016 and is showing no signs of slowing down. New open concept desk collections from brands like Mayline and Global Total Office help promote collaboration and team interaction that kick performance into overdrive.
6.) Sit To Stand Stations
Sitting for long periods of time is very unhealthy. You need to take at least one 10 minute break per hour regardless of what ergonomic tools you incorporate into your space. That being said, a sit to stand desk top riser like the 5100 model from OFM will help you avoid extended sits while simultaneously improving blood flow and reducing fatigue. This trend has gone from the workplace to the home in 2016.
7.) Modular Lobby Seating
It's time to start thinking outside the box with your lobby remodel! Sure a sofa and two lounge chairs will get the job done, but why not maximize your space with modular seating. The integration of modular lobby seating will help improve the guest waiting experience. This trend isn't going anywhere! Look for new modular lobby seating collections with tablet arm chairs and power ready benches to hit the market in 2017.
8.) Metal Office Furniture
Last but certainly not least, the retro-industrial look was hot in 2016. With this new trend, we saw an abundance of metal furniture hit the market. Metal desks and tables offer exceptional durability that will have your interiors looking great for years to come. No brand jumped on board with this movement more than OFM. Their Endure tables and Mesa desks are definitely worth a look!