The Top Office Design Trends 2024

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The Top Office Design Trends 2024

What are the top office design trends in 2024?

This year’s trends in workplace design largely highlight The Triple Bottom Line; people, profit and planet. Companies are committed to creating working environments that benefit their people (and ultimately profit) through the adoption of hybrid working, resulting in smaller workspaces and a prioritisation of work-life balance. Companies will also focus more on achieving ESG targets in line with their environmental considerations. 

The trends highlighted in this article demonstrate how the future of workplace design will help organisations achieve their Triple Bottom Line, from the creation of adaptable workspaces to introducing dedicated social areas in the office. 

Less is more 

Efficiency and space optimisation are a priority this year as companies focus on reducing their overheads and carbon footprint. With this, the hybrid working model has been adopted amidst research around occupancy patterns to assess under or over-utilised spaces. Companies will also look towards co-working spaces in 2024 as an option to downsize their current work place whilst providing employees with collaborative space.  


Organisations will design for adaptability this year as behavioural patterns and ways of working continue to shift. Long gone are siloed office departments; companies have now adopted integrated ways of working to maximise collaboration between teams. 

Modular Spaces

With adaptability comes the need for a modular office. Modular furniture allows for a flexi environment, altering the placement of desks and seating to suit different tasks and team sizes. The aim of this trend is to provide organisations with the ability to customise their environment based on the specific needs of their project.

Barista-Style Kiosk Areas

This design trend merges hospitality with the traditional office space to create more of a ‘hybrid’ working environment, aligning with similar design trends that have emerged this year. The introduction of barista-style kiosks can elevate your office space, creating a more inviting first impressions for visitors and a ‘social hotspot’ for employees. 

‘Home’ Furnishings

For the companies that are trying to encourage a return to the office, integrating home comforts through the introduction of ‘plush’ furniture can draw employees away from their work-from-home set up. 

With people accustomed to work from home, introducing soft furnishings provide spaces for employees to unwind during the work day can also decrease chances of burn out and encourage higher occupancy rates. 

Bar & Drinks Area

The inclusion of bar and drinks areas aids in fostering a blend of leisure and professionalism in the workplace. These areas can be versatile to accommodate networking events or private conversations through the introduction of retractable or modular elements. 

Focusing on ESG

With the race to meet the Government’s target of achieving net zero by 2050, organisations worldwide are working to improve their ESG performance this year. Efficient lighting, renewable heat sources and recyclable materials are now key considerations of workplace design. Companies are also taking to technology to measure their energy and carbon footprint, looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact. 

Interested in making some changes to your workplace? Get in touch with one of our project consultants to discuss your vision. 

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