2020 is going to be here before we know it, that’s why we’re looking towards the design trends that will dominate commercial spaces in the new year.

We’ve chosen four trends we think we will see in 2020: 


Biophilic design has seen an explosion in popularity over the past couple of years, and with good reason!  It connects nature and the outdoors in a way we haven’t seen in the past. 

Biophilic design brings nature indoors with natural materials, lighting, and vegetation into the office spaces, airports, shopping centers and restaurants.

In 2020 we will continue to see designers create living walls (AKA verticle gardens), which are not only beautiful; they allow us to reconnect with nature in a very industrial world.

2. Sustainability

In 2020 we expect to see a focus on sustainability in commercial construction. Not only will there be a focus on building techniques,  but on the materials that fill office spaces.  

We anticipate an increased integration of natural materials filling offices and commercial spaces. 

3.  Employee Wellness 

Employees often spend more time at the office then they do at home. 

That’s why the office space we work in has a major effect on our happiness and mental health. 

When designing an office space, it’s important to consider your employees. We would suggest creating spaces to de-stress. Some companies have included inviting areas such as fitness rooms, climbing walls, yoga studios, and even decor that encourages employees to take the stairs! 

4. Smart Office Spaces 

Smart offices are not only cutting edge; they are designed with employee comfort and sustainability in mind.

 Smart lighting, heating and cooling systems enable offices to use less energy while keeping the space comfortable. 

In 2020 we expect to see office spaces balance reconnecting with nature and using technology to save resources while creating an environment that considers their employee’s health at the same time.

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