Resimercial design is a growing office design trend that blends the type of interior design you’d expect to see around your home with the kind you’d usually find in a commercial space like an office.
(The name is a hybrid of the words ‘residential’ and ‘commercial’, in case you were wondering.)
Although the name isn’t great, the concept itself absolutely is.
That’s why today we’d like to walk you through this exciting new office design trend and explain why it’s becoming so popular.
What does resimercial design look like?
When you add elements of residential interior design to commercial design, you create a uniquely homely and welcoming space that maintains professionalism – yet helps to keep your team happy and meets the changing demands of the modern workplace.
- Welcoming rugs in meeting rooms.
- Plants and pendant lights throughout the space.
- Framed photos of business highlights like awards ceremonies, company nights out, etc.
- Curtains, cushions and other soft furnishings.
- Non-work books, ornaments and other decorations.
- Patterns and prints.
Why choose resimercial design for your office?
Resimercial design is quickly becoming the hottest office design trend of the 21st century. Here are a few reasons why it’s worth considering for your next re-design.
It promotes wellness and reduces stress.
When the office feels like a comfortable and familiar place to be, your team is much more likely to be at their creative best, getting more done and feeling happier, too. With less brain space needing to be invested in tackling stress, they can relax and let those innovative ideas flow.
Also, investing in wellness and mental health in this way can have a huge knock-on effect when it comes to the success of your business, including boosting your productivity and therefore your profit.
According to a recent study carried out at the University of Warwick, “The driving force seems to be that happier workers use the time they have more effectively, increasing the pace at which they can work without sacrificing quality.”
It helps display your individuality and your focus on innovation
By staying on-trend and working to provide optimal working conditions for your team, you’ll show the world that you are forward-thinking, innovative and that you care about the comfort and happiness of your team.
It also provides a wonderful opportunity to stamp your brand and personality on your surroundings, instead of having to deal with dull grey carpets and purely functional office furniture.
When you welcome clients and customers into your offices, this close attention to detail will also help your business to stand out in a highly competitive market and help grow your business.
It helps team building and sense of community
Resimercial design will also help your team members to feel more like part of a family and more likely to collaborate on projects or work together.
This won’t just help the office environment feel like a more pleasant place to be, but will also help boost creativity and keep your team happy.
You’ll notice that this is especially true if you follow the current wellness trends and add spaces for relaxation and leisure in your design – such as yoga or meditation rooms, table football, communal coffee areas or relaxation zones, and so on.
As you can see, resimercial design is a great way to soften the edges of regular office design and add a touch of the informal. This helps your staff feel more comfortable, get more done, be more creative and collaborate more effectively. Why not incorporate elements of resimercial design in your office and see what differences it can make?
If you’d like help updating your office design or injecting more personality into the space, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Flow Office.