Simple is the new formal. With sustainability taking the front seat in design, business owners are using a simplified approach and turning to minimalist designs with eco-friendly materials. The ever-growing minimalist trend is perfect for the cost-conscious business owner as well as an aesthetic office space. Let’s delve into minimalist design and how it can benefit your commercial space.
It’s the idea that less is more! It is the concept that everything in your space has purpose, while also contributing to the design. It emphasizes that using less in your office space actually contributes more to the design and functionality of your space. Implementing minimalism in your office helps the pursuit of a lifestyle focused on a simpler existence.
Not only does minimalism highlight purpose and simplicity, but it also displays a certain look and feel. The aesthetic behind minimalism combines art, functionality, and design for a more modern design space.
Minimalism is just as is sounds, minimal—which means that open space, singular pieces of furniture, and organization are the basis for designing your minimal space. Some of the other elements seen in minimalist design are:
– Visually stimulating design
– Clean design
– Minimal use of furniture
– Neutral colors with few accent colors (mainly greens)
– Natural light
Not only does minimalist design have benefits for your wallet and your eyes, but it also has benefits for your employees. Some of the benefits seen from minimalist design are:
– Social Distancing: We know this is a given since there is minimal use of furniture, but there are an abundance of benefits to having open space. With the minimalist design, you can keep your employees safer by creating more space within the office. In a COVID-conscious world, this is also a benefit as employees will be spaced out throughout the office.
– Less to clean: With less furniture and more open space, there is less to clean! Having little to no crevices means easier and quicker cleaning for your office. Using sustainable materials is a benefit in the cleaning process as well as you can use a more natural approach to cleaning.
– Focus and Calm: Having more space has been shown to lead to a more creative and open mind. This can be highly beneficial when it comes to workspace as it allows employees to interact in an environment that feels more calming and, in turn, helps them focus more intently.
– Money saver: Your wallet will thank you with your minimalist design. Using less, you will end up saving more while having an abundance of space in your commercial office.
Like any other renovation plan, implementing a minimalist design starts with a plan. You’ll have to ask yourself a few questions about the goal of the project and why you’re choosing minimalist design.
Once you’ve established the game plan for your renovation, you should look into exactly what you want in terms of color schemes and general inspiration. There are many website and social media pages that can help you decide what minimalist design is best for you and the look you want to achieve. Of course, you could always turn to an expert as well!
Need help deciding how you want to implement minimalist designs in your next renovation? Contact our design and renovation experts today to help make your next renovation seamless at 305.636.3700
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