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Embracing Minimalism In The Office
Minimalism is an ever-growing trend, especially in our modern hectic world – we want our home to be a clean, peaceful and clutter-free escape. With a minimalistic mindset it’s all about eliminating the unnecessary things, being conscious of the things we consume but most importantly it influences how we decorate our living and working space.
According to a white paper release by Haworth – millennials are blending their work and personal life so the need for well-thought out special design is imperative. This can easily be applied to business owners who work from home and typically adapt the same behaviour.
We believe an office space with minimalist decor is a journey to an open mind, increased productivity and calmness –all of which are necessities for running a successful business.
Here are 10 easy ways to incorporate minimalism into your office decor:
Pick your colours and textures wisely
We previously discovered how colour choices boost our mood which should certainly help attain the feel for your dream office. However minimalism within an office is easily achieved through accents or neutral colours.
Try incorporating your wall colours into cushions, pens, storage and other smaller items to add little details and accents to your space – remember that minimalism doesn’t have to be boring, don’t be afraid to play with textured pieces to further accentuate areas of your office.
Buy low-maintenance plants instead of ornaments
It’s all good and well having neutrality in your office colour scheme – however we’ve discovered that a touch of nature is proven to increase your productivity, and even remove toxins from the immediate air you work in.
9 Low Maintenance Plants For the Office
Invest in quality products over lots of quantity products
Do you have 10 shirts in your wardrobe but only really wear half of them? This mentality can be easily applied to decorating your home office in a minimalist style.
Joshua Becker reinforces how buying fewer things and investing in higher quality items wasn’t a conscious decision, this goes hand in hand when incorporating a minimalist decor and lifestyle.
With all the tips on this list, ensure the pieces you decide to invest in are of high quality and have a purpose – whether that be daily use or assisting with the mood of your overall home office.
Make use of mirrors open up small spaces
If your office is on the smaller side, don’t let this put you off designing your space to the fullest. Carefully placed mirrors are a great way of opening up small spaces as they reflect light, ‘opening up’ your office and are a great way to incorporate decoration if you’re not into installing art pieces
Still struggling to open up your space? Read how we deal with small home office space.
Make time a statement
An incredibly easy way to incorporate minimalism beyond anything else is having a minimalist statement piece. This can be something as easy as a big clock on your wall to easily keep your tasks on track instead of rummaging for your phone.
Pick storage that is practical and functional
With minimalism you want little to no clutter – this means your storage choices need to tuck away a vast majority of your office supplies as must. If you’re going for clean lines, simplicity and rigidity in your storage, furniture can compliment your space amazingly.
However if you’re after a touch of personality or something a little different in addition to your clean lines and simple space – invest in an antique as a statement piece within your office.
Install minimal art at eye level (proportion/ease of view)
Don’t be put off installing art for the sake of minimalism – this is actually a great, simple way to accent your space in place of other furniture and accessories. Keep in mind that your office is a space to work in, but a small personal touch can go miles in terms of minimalist decor.
Incorporate wooden furniture
Joyce Bromberg over at Convene states that materials such as wood and other textiles are associated with a ‘warm, cozy feeling’. This is something that demolishes all stereotype of minimalism being cold and boring. Natural materials such as wood is another way to incorporate nature and work in harmony with placing plants on top of too.
Most importantly – work with what you’ve got
Already have some furniture from other rooms in your house to move into your office? What about designing your office in line with the textures and colours your home already has – Remember that simplicity and minimalism go hand in hand and it’s very likely you already have items in your household to use as decor and practicality in your home office.
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