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Maria Vilhena



For some time we have been telling you about the importance of a pleasant atmosphere in the workplace. Loving what we do and having a good relationship with colleagues is very important. Having an ergonomic, comfortable and visually beautiful environment is essential.


All our senses are constantly on the alert and to work motivated, we need to feel comfortable. And when we talk about comfort – in addition to the interpersonal aspects of extreme importance – we must talk about interior design.


For employees to be able to produce more and better, they need to be highly committed and motivated. And interior design offers this stimulus. Especially if in the project – in addition to all aesthetics and comfort that can never be neglected – were implemented techniques influenced by Lean Design, a methodology whose primary objective is the elimination of wastes and components that doesn’t add value to the business and to the way the company and all employees perform their functions.


If we combine a good strategy with a well-designed decoration, any business can achieve success.


Today we want to show you the current interior design trends for companies. Trends that go far beyond decoration. If you are planning to take your company to another level, look closely at the following paragraphs:


Spaces created for the experience

Incorporating direct experiences into the business model is an increasingly common practice nowadays, especially in large companies, which understand its true importance as a vehicle for success.


It is necessary to prioritize the experience of the employee in his workplace. As we referred to earlier, this place should be created and designed to develop general well-being, cultivate happiness, build healthy relationships and increase motivation. Only in this way is it possible for all employees to feel happy and naturally ready to produce more and to do better work.


This trend of interior design (and corporate culture) includes spaces dedicated to:

• Therapeutic Massage

• Chiropractic Consultations

• Acupuncture and Holistic Medicine

• Meditation and Yoga Studios

• Theater and Music Stages

• Walking/Running Trails

• Rock climbing Walls

• Cafes and Cocktail Bars

• Game Rooms and Virtual Reality Game Spaces

• Corporate Sports Tournaments

• Spaces For Physical Activity (indoor and outdoor)


The old meets new

We all know that fashion and trends are cyclical. What “falls out” comes up again later on stage.


As the name says, the “the old meets the new” trend also follows this cyclical phenomenon, injecting a new life into fantastic old buildings with venerable craft traditions, bringing back to life structures and warehouses in ruins.


This trend is causing several companies to invest in old and abandoned spaces to rehabilitate them. These spaces combine the old buildings with the modern decor. State-of-the-art technological expressions and rugged, worn and robust aesthetics, combined with innovative but unconventional spaces.


This trend includes:

Old Textures

Soft and Smooth Textures

Ancient Crafts

Modern Design

Glass and Metals

Carpets or Wallcoverings with Abstract Drawings

Modern Furniture and Office Equipment



The trend of “Second Nature” is the trend of “plants and biophilic design”. Biophilic Design and the introduction of plants in decor has been a striking trend in the last years and will continue to be in the coming decades.


More than aesthetically beautiful, plants and their use of decoration are a necessity. They improve air quality, bring tranquility and enhance creativity.


You may have noticed how “the Greens” have gained momentum in recent years. The plants are present in homes, buildings, hotels, malls and everywhere you can imagine. It has been a long time since plants have ceased to be seen only in our homes or gardens and this is the result of a new – and very important – environmental and cultural awareness.


Biophilic Design uses nature as an architectural framework to weave the patterns and forms of nature into the environment, built through the use of patterns, textures, natural lighting, and living plants.


Characteristics of this new “green” trend:

WELL Certifications

FitWell Certifications

LEED Certifications

Living Green Walls


Natural Materials (biomorphic shapes and patterns, such as wood and stone)

Natural lighting

Thermal comfort and high-quality ventilation

Visual Connections With Nature



And if we talk about greens, we can’t forget another great trend of interior design: the Moss.


Moss walls are becoming very popular in business given its versatility. These walls are created with various types of mosses arranged in an infinite number of patterns.


The most commonly used species of mosses include:

Reindeer moss (Cladonia rangiferina, reindeer lichen or gray reindeer lichen)

• Mood Moss

• Sheet Moss


Additional features of moss wall design include:

Tillandsias air plants


Wood Accents


Abstract and geometric patterns

Abstract patterns and geometric shapes are marking the corridors, meeting rooms and entry halls of offices around the world.


Companies now dare to show their personality in decor, colors, patterns, and shapes. As we told you before, a picture is worth a thousand words. And the interior design too.


Do you know of any companies that have already implemented one of these interior design trends? Which do you like best? Leave us a comment.

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