How to create a minimalist workspace in 5 simple steps
Have you ever had a time when you spotted a picture on Pinterest and got inspired to reorganize your workspace but didn’t have the motivation to actually do it? Been there, done that. It’s simply a task that’s easier said than done.
A minimal workspace is definitely a thing of beauty, we like to see it in the pages of interior magazines thinking it would be hard to achieve in our own home, right? Living in a world where we are always persuaded to buy more, have more and own more, the idea of having less is nearly impossible. Do we really need all this stuff?
But what if we could keep only what we truly want and truly need? Is it possible? Well, as a matter of fact, it is. Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean emptying your entire bedroom. No, it doesn’t. To me, it means surrounding myself with things that keeps me happy and inspired: that magazine cutout you could look at all day, your favourite journal, a gold binder clip, polaroid pictures. It could be anything; as long as it makes you happy.
Our workspace is where we work and spend most of our time at, so it’s important that we make our space inspiring, uncluttered and functional. So here are 5 simple steps that you can follow to style your desk in a minimal way:
1. Personal style
When designing your space, make sure you use items that represent your personal style. If you hate the look of office chairs, don’t use it. It’s your home, not an office so your work space should represent you. Make sure your space truly inspires you.
Eliminate what is unnecessary. Make sure that whatever you have left on your desk is not only usable but makes you happy when you look at it. Here are some questions that can help you when decluttering.
- Do I actually need it?
- How often will I use it?
- How will it affect my mood?
Find creative ways to surround yourself with items that make you feel motivated and inspired so that when you sit down and work, your mind won’t drift off someplace else. It can be anything from mood boards to quote cutouts.
4.Less Is Always More
A minimalist approach helps you to create a work space with more space to work and lesser distractions. So, when styling your space, try to have lesser things in it. In this case, the lesser, the merrier.
A little thought goes a long way here. When styling, try to display your inspirations and essentials in a pleasing way. Play around with the style a bit and make sure you still have space to actually work.
What do you think of the minimalist approach?