Office furniture trends for 2021

As the world begins to find its feet again following a year of lockdowns and office closures, many businesses are looking forward to returning to the office in the coming months.

If you’re planning a return to the office, now is the perfect time to make adjustments to your office layout, furniture, and workspaces.

The office furniture you choose is key to the happiness and wellbeing of your workforce. If your employees are comfortable, happy and enjoy the space that they are working in, they are more likely to perform. So, you must get it right.

Whether you’re looking for anything from office desks, reception seating, or acoustic pods, through to executive and boardroom furniture, work pods and meeting seating, choosing the right office furniture will help create a comfortable, productive, and safe office environment.

Here’s our guide to the top office furniture trends for 2021, so that you can welcome your employees back to a stylish office that is functional, comfortable and safe.

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Happiness, health, and wellbeing

The happiness, health and wellbeing of your employees should always be a top priority.

Creating a space that your employees love to spend time in will not only allow you to optimise retention rates but will also ensure that you get the best out of your workforce, day in, day out.

From ergonomic office chairs that offer incredible posture support, to comfy seating pods, office sofas and breakout chairs and tables, there are a whole host of ways to transform your office and enhance the way your employees work.

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The evolving office layout

Offices are constantly evolving. Whether your office headcount has recently changed or your workspace needs a fresh new look after almost a year of standing empty, it’s the perfect time to rethink the layout to ensure you’re getting the most out of your available space.

Whether you’re working with a small or large space, the right furniture will allow you to make the most of every inch of it. From office work booths, office soft seating, and stages and platforms, through to tilt top meeting tables, office pods and storage solutions, changing the layout of your office has never been easier.

Social distancing considerations

Although the UK’s workforce is slowly filtering back into the office, the Government has advised that all social distancing rules should still be adhered to. This means many businesses will need to adapt their office to meet the regulations.

The good news is that there are lots of office furniture pieces that will allow your workforce to work comfortably with social distancing considerations in mind, including wall-mounted panels, office pods, office room dividers, call centre desks with screens, office work booths and desk mounted screens.

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Hot desking to support increased working from home

Many businesses have adopted a staggered approach when it comes to welcoming their employees back into the office. This means many people will continue to work from home on a part-time basis, splitting their working week between their home office and work office.

With this in mind, it is predicted that hot desking will return, allowing businesses to optimise their available space.

Adaptable working spaces

Adaptable working spaces are great for any office environment, providing incredible flexibility and versatility when it comes to accommodating changing business needs.

Flexible working spaces can also boost innovation, collaboration and productivity.

Why choose BT Office furniture?

Since BT Office Furniture’s formation in 1994, it has become a leading UK office furniture supplier.

We use our fleet of vehicles and team of specialist fitters to ensure your modern and executive office furniture arrives undamaged and is installed by people who are familiar with the products.

Get in touch today to find out how we can enhance the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your office environment, taking into account the latest office furniture trends.