New Office Furniture Trends to Look Out for in 2022

December 28, 2021
December 28, 2021 QA Group

Currently, 21% of employees continue working from home. However, if you’re one of the many companies considering opening their doors, it may be a good time to think about redesigning the office space. After two years of remote working, considering what works and what doesn’t work in the office can help boost productivity in 2022. 

Functionality, comfort, and design are crucial aspects in cultivating a positive office environment, which is why we’re seeing a lot of stylish office furniture trends that have a focus on employee well-being. Read on to check out some new office furniture trends to look out for in 2022.

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Biophilic Design and Natural Materials

The incorporation of natural materials such as wood, bamboo, and stone in the office will see a big uptick in the next year. This, along with the inclusion of small trees and houseplants, is referred to as biophilic design. Biophilic design has been proven to reduce stress, improve creativity, and increase focus in the workspace. 

A well-designed office should aim to be as stress-free as possible, especially after the pandemic, so implementing biophilic design elements is more important than ever. If your office lacks natural light, choose plants such as succulents and cacti that are low-maintenance but still stylish and beautiful.

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Ergonomic Furniture

Furniture that places an emphasis on the comfort and well-being of the individual is going to be front and center in 2022. Ergonomic office chairs that have your arms at the right height at your desk and include features such as back support and adjustable foot rests will help employees with their posture and make those long hours more bearable. 

Easy-to-Clean Materials

As we move into 2022, a main focus is going to continue to be on health. Office furniture should be made of a durable material that is also easy to clean and can withstand frequent disinfection. For example, leather couches are not only comfortable and luxurious-looking, but leather material is easy to clean and longer-lasting than many other fabrics. 

Tip: Ensure that your office is continuing a regular cleaning and disinfecting schedule during open hours to keep everyone healthy. Additionally, consider installing touchless hand sanitizer dispensers in easily accessible areas.

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Merge the Comfort of Home With Work

After working from home for so long, going back to a cold, uncomfortable office space doesn’t sound appealing. Merge the comfort of home with your office environment to make the transition easier. Look at the inclusion of plush carpeting, warm lighting, curtains, and cozy common areas where employees can take a break from staring at a screen and relax.

Earth Tones and Neutrals

When it comes to colors in 2022, warm neutrals and earth tones aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Nature-inspired greens and autumnal oranges can relieve stress and inspire productivity. If you’re looking for a specific color to use as an accent, look at your branding palette and choose from there for a cohesive and company-approved look.

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Contact QA Group Today!

QA Group has over 80 years of experience with helping a variety of different industries furnish their spaces. From office buildings and hotel guest rooms to restaurants and bars, QA Group is one of the best resources in the Pacific Northwest for commercial re-upholstery and custom commercial furniture design. 

We’re happy to help you with any questions you might have about new office furniture trends and furnishing your space for 2022, so contact us today!

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