As the name suggests, a minimal space is one that has the bare essentials, with no extra decorative
elements than is absolutely needed. A minimal space has its own
special charm, and finds visual impact in the minimum amount of
elements that make up the room, rather than overdoing it. A study or
home office dressed with a minimal theme will not only look great,
but will be conducive to productivity, with no distractions tempting
your mind to wander.
What furniture should I use for a minimal study or office?
If you are looking to employ a minimal theme for your study or office, think about what is absolutely
needed, and stick with those items. Maybe all you will need is a desk
and chair, and nothing else. If you wish to stay true to the theme,
try a desk that is bench with trestles, and a classic Eames office
chair. Not only do these chairs look sleek and minimal, but they are
ergonomic and comfortable.
Minimal interiors consist of clean
lines and nothing eye catching. If you need somewhere to store
documents, a printer, stationary or anything else you will need to be
productive, try to hide them away in cupboard, out of sight. If you
feel the room is a little too lifeless for you, lovers of minimal
often add a simple touch of greenery with the addition of one or two
What colours should make up a minimal study or office?
As the aim is to have as few distractions as possible, stick to a neutral colour palette, and
stick to the same one or two tones. Tones of white, cream, grey and
everything in between will keep you focused. Always keep availability
to natural light at the forefront of your mind, not only when
planning a minimal space, but any home office in general.
What materials should I use?
The choice of materials you use is not
as important as sticking to a strict choice of just a couple of
neutral colours, but you will find that materials such as completely
transparent glass, pale, unfinished timber, stainless steel, and even
concrete, are regularly used.