Easy Ways to Create a Minimalist Home Office
By creating a minimalist home office space, you can help to focus on getting your work done efficiently and effectively from home. At Flexi, we’ve helped to design and install custom home office fitouts across WA since 2001.
So, how can you look to create a minimalist home office setup for yourself? We have some handy tips for you to consider.
What is Minimalist Design?
First things first – just what is a minimalist design approach, and how is it helpful in a home office fitout? To put it simply, minimalism is about reducing distractions around you to help you focus on what matters. Minimalist design encourages you to curate the items you own, helping to create clarity both in your mind and home.
This approach can be highly effective in a home office, where concentration is key. By keeping your décor neutral and stripped back, you can focus more on the job at hand. Also modern technology in computers means that we do not need as many chords and items as we use to need, allowing you to keep the space clean and clear.
Define your Space
The first thing to do is to define your space. Your home office might be in a dedicated room, or it could be a study nook or even a section of your living space, Wherever your space may be, it’s helpful to create a clear distinction between work and home.
Once you’ve achieved this, it’s time to get decluttering! To avoid blurring the lines between work and home, clear away any mess before you get to work. With good storage solutions, you can keep items safely hidden away until you need them.
Keep it Simple
Simplicity is key to any minimalist design approach. Think neutral colours on the walls (such as a warm white or beige) and use a statement wall art piece to tie different elements together. Some other important items for your built-in home office include:
- A desk and comfortable desk chair. If you can, invest in a standing desk to help you move around during the day (and help your posture).
- Mac, PC or laptop and additional screens
- Filing system and dedicated storage
- A bin and/or paper shredder
- A calendar
Sort Out Your Lighting
The right lighting can go a very long way when it comes to productivity at work. If possible, try to set up your desk near a window, where you can benefit from natural light during the day. When it comes to artificial light, you can break up your options into:
- Task lighting – such as a desk lamp or in cabinet strip or downlights
- General lighting – including LED ceiling lights with dimmer switches, or pendant lighting
Add a Few Personal Items
Minimalist design doesn’t mean forgoing all your personal items. The trick is to keep them streamlined. Think a desk plant, a family photograph, a couple of inspiring books or even an artwork piece from one of your kids. These can all help to add a sense of ownership and personality without becoming a distraction.
Get to Work
As the experts in home office fitouts in Perth, our Flexi team can help you achieve the perfect minimalist design. Our team have designed practical home office renovations across Perth, helping people to make their dreams of working from home a reality.
Our Flexi showrooms in Joondalup and Myaree are a great way for you to discover the possibilities for your home, or to meet some of our experienced team members. If you’d like to chat more about what’s possible, contact us today.