If your business’ appearance has grown lackluster over the years, investing in an interior design makeover is probably a good idea. Having a commercial space that properly reflects your business values and brand is critical to drawing in new clientele as well as attracting and retaining employees. Many modern businesses may want to incorporate some of the hottest trends into their commercial spaces, but the question is this: what are the latest trends to watch out for?
Our team at Planning Interiors loves to keep tabs on every trend that pops up in the interior design world–whether it’s for residential spaces or commercial spaces. Here are a few trends we think are going to dominate the commercial interior design scene in 2024.
Bold Colors and Patterns
Neutral-saturated spaces have had their heyday. The time for bold colors is back and better than ever.
We’re expecting to see bolder color palettes, patterns, and textures being used in commercial spaces across Atlanta and beyond. With bold colors and patterns, it’s easier to make a memorable, lasting impression on clients. When executed properly, using these kinds of colors can also help set your business apart from the rest.
Wood Slatted Ceilings
We don’t know about you, but we’ve been seeing wood slatted ceilings everywhere lately! These kinds of ceilings are known for improving sound quality and adding a touch of sophistication to the overall atmosphere of a commercial space. Ideal for lobbies, business entryways, and restaurants, wood slatted ceilings bring an organic and stylish dimension that transforms any space into a welcoming haven.
Texture, Texture, Texture
Using different textures to add depth and dimension to a space has been a staple in the interior design world for years. But in 2024, we are predicting that it’s going to become more prevalent than ever before. Since the pandemic, people have been craving authentic, organic experiences, and texture is a great way of meeting that need in commercial spaces. How does texture have this effect, you ask? Well, beyond adding dimension and depth to a space, texture is known for adding a human element to a space. It celebrates what the Japanese call wabi-sabi—the philosophy that finds beauty and purpose in natural imperfections.
For commercial settings, we think we’ll see a lot of woven screens, organic fabrics (think linens, rattan, and canvas), and beautiful woods to create a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
The gallery wall trend is fading–big artwork is finally coming back into style. Utilizing large statement pieces can make a powerful visual impact to your space, and is perfect for immediately creating a unique, bold energy to your business. Not only that, but large artwork is great for stimulating conversation between employees and clients.
Let’s face it–the modern work day has strayed from the traditional nine-to-five. Hybrid work schedules are increasingly becoming the norm, and we don’t see this pattern going away any time soon. But the fact of the matter is this: businesses are desperate to get people back into the office. The most powerful way to do so? Make sure there are several workspace options available for employees to utilize depending on the work they are doing as well as their work style.
For collaborative projects and meetings (as well as more extroverted folks!), try creating outdoor terraces, communal areas, and even co-working spaces. For personal calls, focus time, classified meetings, and introverted employees, we strongly recommend creating more private spaces into your commercial space. Quiet rooms are particularly popular for this.
2024 Will Be a Great Year for Commercial Interior Design
At Planning Interiors, we love finding the sweet spot between design trends and brand-specific aesthetics for our clients. We live in an aesthetics obsessed age—if your business doesn’t have a cohesive, well-thought-out design, you could be conveying the wrong message to your clients! Or worse—you could be losing business.
While you could certainly take a whack at redesigning your business yourself, we highly recommend consulting a professional. At Planning Interiors, we have over a decade of experience in helping businesses look their best. Whether you own a hospitality, retail, or corporate business, we have the expertise, passion, and creative knack to help. Reach out to us today and we’ll get the ball rolling together on your next redesign project!