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Two Office Design Trends to Look Out For in 2020

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At House of Mirrors, we’re always excited to see what new design trends are coming next! With 2020’s arrival, it feels like we should all be heading towards the hyper sleek, minimalism of science fiction, but actually, earthier and brighter aesthetics are dominating —  for now.


Accent Walls that do Double Time.

Gone are the days of the soulless grey or beige; commercial spaces should now display a vibrant energy that shows off your team’s enthusiasm for their work. One of the best ways to do this is by selecting an accent wall in each room of your commercial space. While some designers suggest choosing a fun, geometric wallpaper for an accent wall, we lean towards a more functional, statement wall: a back painted glass writing surface. 


Available in virtually any colour, our glass writing surfaces make collaboration easy and fun. Team members and clients can write directly on the wall as they share ideas. Simply take a photo of the brainstorm session before wiping the surface clean. Your team benefits from both the near-limitless writing space to fuel creativity during the meeting and the digital photo record afterwards. No more scrambling to find hard copy notes from a meeting held two weeks ago.


Get Close to Nature.

People and businesses are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of living and working as a part of nature (rather than separate from it). Our postmodern world, seems to be under constant threat of environmental crisis. From the ever looming promise of climate catastrophe to the extreme weather, droughts, and forest fires that are already here, many Canadians are trying to live and work in spaces that are at peace with nature. In response, commercial spaces are embracing design trends that bring the outdoors into the work environment. 


Skylights that flood an atrium or entire office in light. Indoor courtyards filled with plants. In fact, biophilia (literally love of life) is the increasingly popular trend of decorating with living green walls, living-ceilings, and other plant centric design. Another important element of this trend is choosing environmentally friendly and natural materials whenever possible. For example, glass is one of the best materials to choose. Not only is it 100% recyclable, but glass also doesn’t require the intensive mining necessary for stone nor the deforestation necessary for wood.  


There’s nothing more exciting then the New Year. We know that our team at House of Mirrors always feels re-energized after the holidays. We’re eager to explore new ideas and make progress on our 2020 business goals. Perhaps that’s why we love looking at the freshest trends of the new year, so we can see how we’re best able to meet the needs and desires of Calgary business owners in need of a new look for their commercial space. 


Whether you already know exactly what you need, have a couple questions about back painted glass writing surfaces, or you simply want to learn more about what’s possible with architectural glass, our team is here to help! Give us a call today.