An office washroom is often overlooked during the workplace refurb process. As they’re normally tucked out the way, some companies might not consider this a top priority in regards to their office design. But a stylish and well equipped washroom can make all the difference to an employee’s and visitors’ experience. Here’s some top trends to expect to see throughout 2022.
The timeless aspect of nature has always been a key trend in the interior industry. Using colour, textures and accessories, businesses and homeowners are now incorporating the natural world into their space. Through investing in decorative features such as indoor plants, natural lighting and floral prints, places such as washrooms are rife with natural features and a fresh, exotic feel.
These accessories are also beneficial in a working environment as having features such as indoor plants can provide health benefits. Indoor plants can improve both psychological and physical health, improving employee moods and reducing stress.
Moving away from the greys and stainless steel, workplaces and interior companies are spreading their wings in the world of colour. Focusing on an earthy colour palette, washrooms specially are seeing a wider range of tones, covering greens, browns, reds and even patterned wallpaper. These colours are ideal for an office washroom as they have the power to bring motivation and positivity yet are still simple and mellow.
Sustainability has been a hot topic for a number of years, through both personal and business minds alike. 2022 will see more companies opting for a sustainable approach, with the washrooms being the ideal place to start.
The possibilities of an eco-friendly system are endless, with an office bathroom having control over water systems, lighting and waste management. Advances in technology have seen companies opt for sensory equipment such as taps, hand dryers and flushes. There is also the inclusion of automated lighting and recycled materials used throughout.
Connecting all the past trends together, the use of wooden accessories brings a washroom to a natural, sustainable and trendy finish. Wooden panels, beams, flooring and accessories provide a relaxed atmosphere, whilst lightening up a room and bringing pure tranquillity. Many workplaces see a washroom as a place of privacy and perhaps a mini break room, with features such as wood offering an alternative vibe.
Whilst the aspect of colour and nature appeals to many companies, some businesses still opt for a simple, corporate approach. This interior might cover elements such as matte finishings, large marble tiles, warm lighting and futuristic equipment. This trend will forever be a favourite, especially in large corporations, as many big names have a clear brand identity they want to spread throughout the office.
Saying this, with so many employees coming back to the office after remote working, there is also the need for home comforts and a more casual approach to working life.
A well designed office washroom has the ability to offer an enjoyable experience for employees, visitors and clients. Fit out companies such as Inspired Washrooms specialise in office washroom refurbishments, ensuring the space benefits everyone. Offering modern facilities and a stylish finish has the power to bring positivity to all, with improvements to staff engagement and mental health. Implementing an attractive washroom will not only let your staff know you care about their working experience, but it can also prove to visitors that every aspect of the business is covered.
As the world prioritises health and safety more than ever, disease and germs is paramount in terms of washroom maintenance. Designing and providing a well equipped, modern washroom is now considered a priority in terms of staff safety.
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Stacey O’Neill, Managing Director, Inspired Washrooms, https://www.inspiredwashrooms.co.uk/
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