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3 Back-to-Work Office Design Trends for Your Home or Commercial Office

The nature of where and how we work has changed dramatically in the past 18 months. Many office workers took refuge in the comfort and security of our homes with our loved ones. As a result, we’re witnessing a blurring of the lines between the office and the household, which is marked by a more harmonious balance between the two that is equal parts cozy and productive.

Now that the worst of the pandemic is blissfully behind us, it’s time to look forward toward a bright future — at home and in the office, or both!

In this article, our design team explores some of the coolest, most creative, and most comfortable office interior design trends. These trends and concepts inspire productivity and creativity while simultaneously promoting health and wellbeing.

1. Minimalism

Working from home requires an office setting that is free from distractions, which is exactly what minimalism (like a Zen perspective) helps accomplish. All the basics are there: a sturdy workstation, a comfortable chair, and ample storage, but all the frills and clutter have been swept away, allowing you to focus on the task at hand. And you can transfer this simple, stated look from the home office to the commercial office easily and without breaking the bank.

While minimalism as an office design style is nothing new, this approach has experienced a welcomed resurgence over the last 18 months. It’s easy to see why, as this design paradigm favors sleek lines, tidy patterns, and strict, sophisticated color palettes. Most importantly, minimalism thrives on the negative space you create with your setup and aesthetic.

If you’re already interested in Zen, minimalism is right up your alley. Keep your space light, sparse, and intentional, whether you’re at home or in an office.

2. Grandmillennial

We absolutely love this funky, emerging style. It’s a modern throwback that revels in substance and sentiment, and it’s the perfect design for anyone who loves vintage decor, knick-knacks, and ephemera. Granny chic, as it’s sometimes called, is also a highly sustainable and eco-friendly style that serves as its own special hobby for its more ardent practitioners.

This retro office design concept is fun, fuzzy, and nostalgic. The most common elements include floral patterns, warm wallpaper, knitted upholstery, vintage art and frames, and charming antique accents. Take your time exploring Grandmillennial accents at your local second-hand stores or online. The look and feel you’re going for here is cozy and inviting (and even a little tacky), so it’s important to be patient and only invest in items that will accommodate and amplify the existing set-up. To really set Grandmillennial style apart, look for balanced textures, pieces, and furniture that helps you get work done.

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3. Modern Shade

Shade office design concepts borrow heavily from several different styles, such as farmhouse and mid-century modern. It’s a simple, yet elegant, theme that is as sophisticated as it is comfortable. Perhaps the best part of the Modern Shade design is that it can work in almost any environment, regardless of your home or office style.

You can create this look in your own home or commercial workplace by applying lighter browns, creams, and other neutrals for your surfaces, upholstery, and accents. Then, augment the overall design with undertones that complement and amplify the primary neutrals. This creates a rich texture that is warm, inviting, and totally you.

Our Smart System gives you the power to personalize your standing desks with colorful components in custom neutral shades. (And if you decide later that vibrant is your thing, we can help you customize bright components that you simply swap out, keeping your desk intact and your office budget happy.)

We Make Modern Desk Solutions for Every Office

No matter your design style, you need a desking solution that helps move you and your work further. From ergonomic standing desks to built-in cord management, to integrated privacy screens, ZGO Solutions’ product catalog has everything you’re looking for (and probably more). We’re proud to equip workers around the world with the solutions they need to get work done, feel good, and enjoy life. If you’re looking to refresh your office style or need to upgrade your workstations, our Global Collection is the ideal centerpiece for commercial offices, while our eZGO line is perfect for people who are continuing to work from home.

Go Beyond the Frame With ZGO Solutions

ZGO Solutions is an international company offering simple, versatile, and intuitive desking solutions for the modern office. Drawing heavily on Scandinavian simplicity and the harmonious elements of Chinese culture, ZGO is an authority on functional, sustainable, ergonomic office solutions with a unique and proven perspective for workplace design.

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We can’t wait to move you further!