A tidy desk is a tidy mind. This old adage goes to show that minimalist offices have never really gotten out of style. There is something very efficient and soothing about an uncluttered space that inspires one to work better. Almost as if the absence of clutter allows good ideas to flow in. Want to transform your office into a minimalist dream? Here are some tips.
Throw away or organise the clutter
This one is a no-brainer. A cluttered space, covered in bills, papers and other sundry items defeats the very idea of minimalism. So the first step in creating this space is to take a good hard look at what is around you and if you really need it. Organise your things according to priority, what needs to be kept and organised, what needs to be thrown out etc. Look at your space with fresh eyes and ensure every surface is clear of all clutter.
Organise, organise, organise
Now that you’ve thrown away the clutter, it is time to organise. Invest in storage options that have clean lines, simple designs and that are practical and functional. This will ensure that all the chaos is controlled inside while the outside still looks chic and super stylish. Another good thing to purchase is a good desk grommet so that all your cables and wires are organised and not tangled all over your desk area. A penholder will ensure that your desk is not covered with pens that seem to disappear as soon as you need them. A wall organiser that contains all your stationery can be bought at any store, or if you feel extra creative, can be crafted at home.
Take care of the decor
It is not enough to declutter and organise your space. Your decor should also reflect the minimalistic look that you are going for. This means keeping the walls and desk free of too many pictures and accessories, remember, less is more when it comes to this philosophy. Avoid large clunky chairs and oversized desks and invest in clean ergonomic designs. If you have the time and money, re-painting your walls to a neutral colour like white or beige is also a good way to go. A touch of greenery can also be added for a touch of colour and to prevent the area from looking too sterile. All this doesn’t mean that you have to resign yourself to a bland, colourless existence, add splashes of colour to your space with things like your organiser or your wastepaper basket or even a cushion. When done right, minimalist design can be beautiful, warm, rich, and inviting. The ideas are limitless and only restricted to your imagination.
As you can see, achieving a minimalistic office space doesn’t need a lot of investment, time or effort. A few simple steps, some clever purchases and your imagination can help you achieve the minimalistic office of your dreams.