Staying Ahead of the Design Curve

Design Trends





2022 commercial interior design trends suggest that biophilic designs and sustainability are of paramount importance. In fact, they seem to go hand in hand.


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Biophilic Design


Incorporating elements of nature in interior space is a great way to entice company employees to return to the office after the COVID-19 pandemic. Biophilic design has been shown to reduce stress levels, enhance focus, and foster creativity, all of which improve the work experience.

In the spirit of biophilic design, artificial light, synthetic surfaces, and enclosed offices and cubicles are being replaced by plants, waterfalls, natural light, outdoor work areas, and materials such as bamboo, stone, and wood.

Belbien’s WR series of patterns simulate natural wood to recover existing surfaces quickly and cost effectively.


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Sustainability

Protecting our planet from environmental damage is front and center in the minds of companies, employees, property managers, and building owners. A building’s or company’s carbon footprint can negatively or positively impact a tenant’s or client’s perception of an organization. That’s why now more than ever, sustainability is being incorporated into interior and exterior commercial design.

Interior architectural elements that are eco-friendly are being designed into commercial space.That means new additions to space, such as furniture, fixtures, wall systems, ceiling panels, glass and the like, should not negatively impact the environment during production.

Belbien Architectural Finishes, Nuovo Glass Finishes, and General Formulations Clear Printable Films allow designers to repurpose existing surfaces in interior space and give them a new look.


Neutrals

Neutral colors such as off-white, tan, and beige remind employees of home – employees who have been working from home offices for the past two years. Incorporating familiar elements in commercial space helps transition employees back into the office.

Belbien is available in solid colors within the neutral color palette to repurpose existing furniture, fixtures, and other elements with the familiar touch of home.