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 indoor plants.
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.