In Singapore, designing a commercial space can be very tricky. More so when it’s a flat. Optimizing space is the name of the game, and making the space feel like home is often put on the back burner. True enough, function is prioritized more than style. However this 2016, the reverse may come into play as form meets function — with the advent of ergonomic pieces and the like, that is.
Here are some expert tips in transforming commercial spaces from drab to fab courtesy of commercial interior design services Singapore.
Quirky Color Combinations
The year of the monkey brings with it deep hued tones inside spaces. Pastel colors are not totally out, but they’ll have to make room for their more saturated counterparts. Deep forest greens with stone greys are favoured.
Marsala, Pantone’s color of the year last 2015, is finding its way into various fixtures. The deep wine color is perfect as a lush accent on seats and countertops. The blending of warm textures with cooler ones is also a trend to look out for. Think white to soft pink, black to red, yellow to orange.
With the rise of ergonomic design, form and function can finally meet in one or two exacting pieces. Over the years, form has been one of the things that was lacking in most commercial spaces. Boxy, harsh lines are the staple, and gentle curves and waves are frowned upon.
Incorporating one ergonomic piece as a highlight in the design is a great start to get on the bandwagon. To make the transition, experiment on a small space first – say the lounge, the waiting area, or the conference room. This way, you can integrate the design aesthetic with the spaces’ existing design.
Instead of cubicles, open table spaces will be more favoured this season. Gone are the days of workers staring directly at walls and ceilings – window designs are entering mainstream acceptance. Natural lighting and ventilation with high ceilings also seem to be the future of design.
Collaboration instead of isolation is a big trend coming in as teams grow larger and more interactive, according to commercial interior design services Singapore. So open up the space and watch it come alive.