Wednesday, 30 October 2013

The Very Best of Current Design Trends for Commercial Interiors

You may not realise quite how challenging designing interiors for commercial properties can be. It is a tricky old job – the design that is submitted has to be efficient as well as cost effective, even though the space in question must have the perfect balance of engagement and fun, all while making sure it is unique and not derivative.
To make things even more complicated, the majority of companies will want your design to incorporate some part of their own branding, whether that be a particular colour scheme or a motif consisting of their logo. It’s a balancing act, that’s for sure!
Some of the most popular current trends in the world of commercial interior design are adaptable and able to suit the shifting tastes of the consumer. Here are some of the very best.
Get Quirky with Your Combos!
One thing you can expect to see a lot more of this year, and in the next few years, is a great variety of combination styles. Think quirky, think unorthodox, think unusual! Look forward to special, unique touches that help a space in really standing out from the herd (read: competition).
Surely it can only be a good thing, providing a breath of fresh air away from the more formulaic options that you often see. Although it sounds odd on paper, one of our personal favourites involves using mismatching tiles – it needs to be done with care, but when pulled off correctly expect a dramatic finish.
Super-Size Your Geometrics
Don’t go in to 2014 expecting to see small scale designs – their time has been and gone, and next year will be the year of the super-scale! Sure, you’ll still see the occasional small geometric pattern skulking around hospitals, but the bold, striking personalities of super-scale are here to stay.
Such large geometric patterns are bound to leaving a lasting impression on any visitor, so companies are sure to take advantage of this in the coming months, in order to make a strong statement.
Form Trumps Function
Think of any office in the history of ever – function has always, always triumphed over form. There are simple reasons for this: if you’re sitting at the computer all day long, do you want a chair that looks stylish or one which comfortably supports you? The answer is obvious.
However, nowadays we are in the privileged position where we can afford to have products that tick off the boxes for both form and function. Take a look at the Innova Design website for some inspiration. Ensuring that you’re comfortable whilst working is essential for any working office, school or workplace, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to compromise your design.
Ergonomic furniture is where’s it’s at in the here and now. Not only does it tend to look pretty fab, but these pieces are built to give you comfort and support. Adjustable arm rests, monitor arms, standing desks, lumbar support… Anything you could ask for, it is available alongside stunning good looks.

This is a guest post written by Tom R. who blogs on a number of design websites and has a keen eye for the latest trends within the sphere

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