Styling Tip #8 – 5 Steps to a Minimal Workspace

Styling Tip #8 – 5 Steps to a Minimal Workspace

Hello friends and welcome back to the Styling Tips column!

Have have you been? January means new beginnings and revolutions hence my first post on Decor8 this month is dedicated to organizing workspace, creating a functional and inspirational zone, have you read it already?

If not here is a summary – a minimal workspace is definitely a thing of beauty, we like to see it in the magazines, thinking it would be hard to achieve in our own home, am I right? Perhaps instead of  thinking ‘where would I keep all my things’ let’s try to focus on ‘do I really need all my things?’ Sounds tempting?
Minimal doesn’t necessery mean – empty rooms at least not to me! I believe in surrounding myself with the objects I find inspiring: the magazine cut out I could stare at all day, a beautiful calendar, design lamp, 3 pairs of scissors (because I love each design!), There is no rule as long as the object makes us happy!

The ‘creatives’ know that is important to stay inspired during the working hours. Whether you are an artists, painter, graphic designer, interior stylists, photographer – visual stimulation is what motivates us and gives us the creative power, so here are my:

Top 5 tips to style your desk in an inspiring and minimal way

1. Interior style

In order to make your work space truly inspiring, make ure it is in line with your personal style. If, for example, you don’t like the look of the big, black, leather chairs don’t get them for your home office, it is not a corporate desk, it’s your home, so your work space should represent you.

2. Essentials

Think about each tool you have in your work space, staplers, hole puncher, dozens of pens (though when needed, impossible to find!) Eliminate the unnecessary. Make sure that what is left is not only functional but makes you happy. Pens and scissors can be pretty too! Here are 3 questions which can help you determine what you should keep:

  • How often will I use it?
  • Do I want to keep it?
  • How does it affect my mood?

3. Inspiration

Mix essentials needed for your job (computer/camera/paints) with daily inspiration so your mind does not drift somewhere else every time you sit down to work, but stays right where you are. Try to come up with creative ways to surround yourself with items that make you feel inspired and motivated. It can be anything from mood boards to photos of your dream home.

4. Less is more

A minimalist approach helps to create a space with less distraction, more freedom, and more time to focus on our work.  When considering office furniture, opt for clean lines which aid in concentration.

5. Styling

A little bit of thoughtfulness in your arrangements through styling helps to display your inspiration and essentials in a pleasing way. Play with what’s on your desk to create a nice composition. Just make sure you still have a little bit of space to actually work *wink*



What do you think? Do you like the minimal approach?

Text, styling and photography: Agata Dimmich for Decor8


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