Whether you are a fan of the popular bold and functional style, or you believe you work better in a clear and zen environment, there has been no better time than the present to hop on the minimalist band wagon than today! Here are our top tips to creating a less-is-more office...
Lighting is key: When it comes to minimalist decorating style lighting is just as important as space and objects. Natural lighting that is, it makes a space appear larger and cleaner. Also, studies have proven that natural light enhances your mood and your productivity.
Focal Points: For a minimalist look the majority of your space must remain empty, this means choosing different focal points. We recommend making this your desk, a quirky lamp and a select piece of wall art. Selecting focal points also means getting rid of the knick-knacks you have unnecessarily lying around your desk.
Capture the zen of the outdoors: Infuse your office with a touch of the outdoors by adding a plant to your office. Keep it simple with a green desk plant that does not require much maintenance.
A select color palette: Choose two to three colors, of similar tones to avoid your work space looking cluttered and dizzy. Sticking to whites, grays and blacks with a touch of one non-neutral color is the easiest solution.
Clear all surfaces: Unfortunately this means going through that big ugly pile of files that has been accumulating on your desk for the past six months. Dedicate a late Friday evening to sorting through your filing cabinet to make space for new documents. While doing so, try to create a new organizational structure that you can see yourself sticking to in the future. Trust us, you will thank us for this tip later.
Now that you have organized and simplified your office, take a moment to sit back, look around and enjoy your peaceful surroundings. Ahhh - so nice and peaceful.....