Paint, texture and fabric can breathe new life into an old space. It’s why so many people paint their walls as soon as they buy a house. They want to make it their own. Details within a space tell a story and it’s those details that can make a space feel like home. More and more people are looking for that same feeling while at work. Warm, humanistic and natural materials are being layered together to create inspiring spaces where people want to work.
“We see interests in making spaces more eclectic, not so monolithic in colors patterns and settings,” says Bruce Smith, Steelcase director of global design.
Smith reminds us words like “warm, humanistic and natural” conjure up different ideas for different people. With thoughtfully-designed spaces and a layering of materials, designers are able to appeal to more people within one particular space. Here’s a look at four ways to combine materials to enhance the workplace.