The benefits of minimalist interior designPublished 17.07.19
Office spaces can very easily become cluttered and unsightly, despite efforts made to keep the interiors clean and tidy for visitors. It’s no wonder that office spaces can quickly appear jumbled, considering the amount of equipment and resources that are needed by employees to carry out their tasks. One of the most efficient ways to resolve this is to start with the very core of the design, considering storage options and neutral colour schemes that combine to create a minimalist design.
A neutral colour palette forms the base of great minimalist design. The subtlety of beige hues not only instils feelings of calm and tranquillity, but it also helps in forming a blank canvas. This gives employers the ability to incorporate their brand personality and core colours into the design, which not only helps the workforce establish mutual goals, but also creates a great first impression for visitors and potential clients. Bolder colours, when paired with neutral shades, are referred to as ‘accent colours’ in interior design, and these help to add character. A blank canvas also allows for more experimentation with materials and finishes, meaning that you can tailor your design to suit your business needs.
More storage space, less clutter
Increasing storage space is a popular aspect of minimalist design. Helping to reduce levels of clutter, sleek storage solutions not only help to fit in with the streamlined nature of minimalism, but they also create a home for items lying about in the office, opening up more space.
Employee focus and productivity
A minimalistic design also helps to make for a more practical space that has a reduced risk of causing physical injuries. An office with less clutter is also much easier to clean and maintain, and is beneficial for employees’ motivation and productivity levels.
In addition to a neutral colour palette, minimalist inspired design calls for maximum natural lighting, since the neutral colours and typically shiny, reflective surfaces benefit from this. This not only helps to make a smaller space look larger, but it also stays in line with current climate change concerns, which requires cutting down on electricity – including the use of artificial lighting. Natural lighting is also appreciated for its ability to increase productivity and focus levels amongst employees, making large windows a popular choice for modern day offices.
Emphasises work-life balance
The work-life balance is becoming increasingly more integral in day-to-day working life, particularly for Generation Z, who are beginning to enter the corporate world. More emphasis than ever is being placed on the importance of mental health, and it’s widely believed that making the workplace more ‘homely’ significantly contributes to good levels of mental and physical health. The aspects involved in minimalist design fall in line with this, focusing on comfortable furnishings, personal welfare and uncluttered space.
Attracts new talent
Minimalist inspired design is, although on the increase, still fairly unique and distinctive in an office environment. It therefore works to create an interesting and intriguing space for potential employees, appealing to a whole range of generations.
There are many benefits of installing a minimalist inspired design in the workplace, ranging from employee health to providing flexibility. To speak to a member of our team about your office renovation, please click here.