Minimalist Office Design Trends
Posted On December 29, 2017
Today we offer a guest blog from Mark Cop on office design trends:
There are perks of having a minimalistic office design, which is making it more and more popular. With fewer things to distract you, it’s easier to focus on your task. If you want to convert your office to a minimalistic design, here are some tips that can help you make the transition. They don’t necessarily involve throwing out every piece of furniture you have, but most of them involving throwing out something.
Remove the walls
Open space is the best choice for most companies these days because it offers better work organization without cubicles. If your line of work requires separated rooms, one solution is to implement glass walls and doors. You will maintain that open office feel with the separated areas you need.
Get rid of the clutter
Throw away as much paper as you can. Convert it to digital form and rip it up. Have a shredding party. Every bill, every sketch, every draft, every offer has to have its place in the office or it has to go. For bills and offers you can use the tall shelf and registers, but for everything else, scan it, retype it or take a picture and upload on the computer. The papers have to go. It is the No. 1 rule of minimalistic design.
Furniture with clean lines
OK, so you may have to throw out most of your furniture after all. A minimalistic approach calls for furniture that complements each other with the same tone and the same lines to produce a clean look. Don’t use old bulky pieces that are too big for the office. A consistent color is the best choice, but two colors are OK as long as they aren’t too bright. Materials like wood, steel, and concrete will give the space a sleek appearance.
Adjust the office to you
You already know what you do in your office and how many people it needs to accommodate. If all meetings are held in a conference room, you don’t need extra armchairs in your office or a couch or that bowl of M&Ms that Paul from accounting keeps stuffing in his mouth while you’re going over quarterly projections. If you work solely with a laptop, you might use a smaller table. Make sure that every piece of furniture has a purpose.
Every room has a purpose
Every room has a purpose, and should be designed and used accordingly. Have meetings in the conference room. Have lunch or take your breaks in the break room. Don’t eat in your office and don’t work in the break room. There is a reason the conference room has a big table with lots of chairs and the break room has a microwave and a foosball table (What? You have no foosball table? Correct immediately. Are we not civilized?).
Avoid the clutter, use clean lines and minimalistic furniture and you will transform your office into a minimalistic workspace in no time. That transformation will help you focus more on the work and less on the things around you.
Mark Cop is a soccer player and a long-term foosball player who loves to talk about foosball on his blog. There he shares his insight about foosball, foosball tables, and foosball table parts. In the event that you need to investigate more about foosball ensure that you look at his blog the Foosball Zone.