A Look Back at This Year’s Office Furniture & Design Trends

As 2015 winds down, it’s time to look back and reflect upon the past year. Design trends often happen in the blink of an eye and that includes even your office furniture and design. If you’re careful, your workspace could begin to look outdated and not as welcoming as it could for potential customers and current clients. An office can only function if it is comfortable and efficient for its employees as well as being accessible and welcoming for clients. In order to strike the perfect balance in your office, consider swapping out your office furniture or freshening the design. Sure there are some office furniture and design trends that never go out of style, but there are also some trends that aren’t so timeless.

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A Look Back at This Year’s Office Furniture & Design Trends

Opening up the Office

Recently open floor plans, with fewer walls, have been one of the number one trends in not only offices, but also in homes. Breaking down those walls and doing away with the archaic cubicles has been proven to improve conversation and the flow of ideas between employees—and it makes sense; increasing accessibility, increases innovation within a company.

Opening up the office is not just about getting rid of access walls, it’s also about have a common area—like a café and a lounge—that employees can use for meetings as an alternative to traditional conference room set-up. An open office setting may be a fairly new trend in office design, but it seems to be here to stay.


Take a Stand

In 2015, many Americans hopped on the standing desk bandwagon for it’s long list of promised health benefits. Many have found success, but it takes the right recipe of commitment and know-how to get through a day of the standing desk. In order for the reward to be worth the temporary discomfort, make sure you know how to use a standing desk. One common mistake is that users are just standing all day long, but this is incorrect. Instead, mix it up between standing and sitting. This trend in office furniture certainly has many health benefits, but will it last? Only time will tell.


Less is More

Whether it’s just less paper being used or a small footprint of one’s office, a trend towards minimalism has boomed in 2015 with office furniture and design. Instead of bulky desktop computers and printers, companies have gone completely paperless whether for the environment’s sake or for the sake of efficiency. Office spaces are getting smaller and more mobile, and this office trend does show any signs of slowing down.


Edwards & Hill Office Furniture

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture specializes in furnishing corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities.

Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide superior multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries.

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A Look Back at This Year’s Office Furniture & Design Trends

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