The term Minimalist design derives from the word minimal. It is used to describe a style where the design of an interior space only consists of basic elements; here the notion conveys that less is more.
The interior of any work place should be one which avoids too many distractions, while promoting a productive environment. A minimalist approach will create an office that is simple, clean and fresh. Read on for an eye opener on how to improve office interiors by using this basic, yet effective design approach.
Choose Professional Furniture
Your furniture should present the professional image you want for your business. In minimalistic office interiors, everything has its right place, and the trick is to use basic equipment when styling up the office space.
Basic equipment falls under; desks, a simple bookcase, file cabinets, comfortable chairs (for you and clients) as well as a plain desk lamp.
The type of furniture you put in your office will have the ability to impact the space well. Decide on whether you need large or small furniture; if you have a large space, you can get by with large furniture. However, if your work space is small, large furniture may be overbearing.
It is hard to work in a space that has too much business going on so avoid the temptation to clutter the space with a lot of furniture.
So what is the best position to place an office desk? The desk should face the doorway, so that you can see anyone entering the room. However, your chair should not be directly in front of the doorway, but slightly to the side.
If you cannot place the desk in a position facing the doorway, use a mirror or get it as close to this position as possible. This position keeps you on top of things and you will be able to see anyone entering your office and respond accordingly.
Although walls shouldn’t be littered with art, they shouldn’t be left bare. Your choice of artwork should reflect the office –which is less homey and more Professional.
Accessories should be kept at the bare minimum. Walls that are not too busy are ideal so put up a few simply framed art pieces that will help relax employees as they work. Walls can be painted in serene and subtle tones such as beige and cream.
Where possible, table surfaces should be left bare or nearly so. A simple vase containing a single flower or a platter displaying fruits would be an ideal way to accessorize a table in the waiting area.
Keep the floor covering simple by staying clear from centre rugs, although they can be stunning, they are not suitable for offices. People usually maneuvering a lot in office spaces, so centre rugs would probably get in the way and may cause a few accidents.
If you really insist on having a centre rug, place it in the waiting area next to the seating arrangement.
Because minimalistic interiors encourage open spaces, the likelihood of obstruction is limited. It’s really hard to focus on work with too many visual distractions around, so minimalistic design will surely come as a real bonus for controlling clutter, increasing productivity and even enhancing earning potential.
The author specialises in Interiors and Fashion