Although many companies are sticking with the popular hybrid work model, the conference room remains a vital space within the office. A thoughtfully designed meeting area can serve as the place where teams are strengthened, new ideas are born, and important connections happen. If you’d like to invest in quality conference room design for your team, you’ll want to make sure that the space is inspired and on-trend. Need some inspiration? Here are a few meeting space design trends we expect to see in 2023 and beyond:

Virtual Reality and Video Conferencing Capabilities

After enduring the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are now experts at video conferencing. Virtual calls have earned a spot as irreplaceable in many industries, so we’ll be seeing more meeting spaces that are designed with integrated technology. In addition to built-in equipment for virtual conferencing, we may see companies begin to incorporate virtual reality (VR) technology to aid in visualization of concepts. 

Portable Meeting Spaces

Modern workplaces are all about mobility. It’s becoming more rare to find an office that operates with assigned seating in cubicles, and we’re seeing an influx of flex spaces with numerous seating options. Following in this trend’s footsteps is the rise in popularity of mobile meeting spaces. Since many newer commercial buildings are designed with expansive open floor plans, a dedicated conference room isn’t always an option. However, flexible meeting spaces are a great solution that an increasing number of companies are implementing. Whether you need to create a small space for a few coworkers or a larger partition for bigger groups, portable wall dividers can help you achieve customizable configurations. It’s not just in conference rooms that we’re seeing the portability trend–many other aspects of office design are enhanced through mobility. 

Conference Room Design With Personality 

Office design of the past had a reputation for being uninspired. Most of us can picture a drab meeting room with harsh fluorescent lighting, few windows, and a plain color palette. The good news is that this style is on the decline, and is being replaced by vibrant spaces that are designed to spark creativity. In 2023 and beyond, look for conference rooms with bold colors, an abundance of natural light, and thought-provoking art pieces. 

Conference room design is one of the most important aspects of the workplace. If you’re ready to give your meeting space a refresh, we’d love to help you bring your vision to life. When you’re ready to start the process, please contact our team.