If you’re going to go with a minimalist style in just one area of the home, then choose your home office. A clean and clearly organised workspace is conductive to great concentration and an uninterrupted workflow. Less visual clutter leads to less mental clutter, and you will be able to find your needed files and equipment a whole lot faster too. Take a gander at these minimalist home office ideas that have harnessed simplicity to create productive workspaces completely free from distraction, some with simple Scandi styling and a bunch with home office storage designs to fit spaces of all different shapes and sizes.
A wall mounted desk design leaves the floor free from the clutter of desk legs. Keep computer equipment pared back and the desk lamp streamlined to maintain the clean aesthetic.
This desktop appears to float due to its cantilevered design and its position in front of a window. With the desk design so simple, it has been possible to select a more colourful chair design without overcomplicating the scheme.
A desk bureau has the added benefit of shutting to conceal work equipment when not in use. Desks that close up to look just like a sideboard are a great solution when the home office must reside in a living room or the corner of a bedroom. This one is paired with a Muuto Cover Chair.
Visualizer: Blackhaus Studio
Black and wood tone decor makes this home office a stylish spot, and a pleasure to come sit and work at.
Designer: Studio Wills + Architects
A desk and plentiful banks of storage have been built into an alcove to create ample opportunity for storing files and peripherals.
Visualizer: Angelina T
Sliding doors allow contents to be smoothly shut away when shelving units are in line with a worktop. A potted plant brings a little of the outdoors inside.
Visualizer: Design Rocks
Green is a colour that is said to make us feel energised and therefore productive,making it a great colour for a place of work.
Visualizer: IDunic DesignStudio
Minimalist double workspaces can be a challenge – particularly if one home office user is less minimal in their habits than the other! Incorporate plenty of neat storage solutions to encourage better practice.
Visualizer: Adilet Zulpukarov
A chalkboard wall provides a spot to scribble down notes without causing paper mountains all over the place.
Visualizer: Angelina T
Clear perspex makes an ideal minimalist desk chair, as it ghosts out of sight.
Visualizer: Yambo Studio
Place a modern home office desk in the centre of a large room for a beautifully airy effect. This white and wood desk design works well in an all white room.
Designer: Studio EI
Just because an office is minimalist doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Check out these wooden box shelves that reach out from a bank of white units at one side of the room, with the lower volume forming the desk.
Visualizer: Design Me Too
Another creative design. A designer table lamp is huddled in a nook created by an irregular line in the units, which is accentuated by a wooden facia. A black modern outdoor chair stands out boldly against light units.
Visualizer: Javier Winstein
A red pressed metal industrial style chair dominates this white and wood tone office scheme.
Visualizer: Davide Tezza
Smooth woodtone sets a dreamy scene in this writer’s home.
Designer: Avenue Design Studio
Not all minimalist home offices have to have bespoke desks and built-in shelving. Look for crisp freestanding Scandi style furniture, like these pieces from IKEA, to put together your own simple scheme.
Source: Risen Developments
A dedicated home office can be created almost anywhere, even under the stairs. Mid century modern desks provide a cool retro look for a simplified home office, these two have been teamed with Eames Eiffel chairs.
Try adding just one accent colour, like this stylish swivel chair in a white home office to give it a little wow.
Designer: DNA Concept
We love how this desktop overlaps the storage unit, tying it in with the white shelving up the wall.
Choose desks with wire tidies to tame electrical cables. These desk lamps come right out of the tabletop too.
One desk can do the job of two.
Visualizer: Gustavo Coutinho
Make your study decor appear more minimal by sticking to black and white office accessories.
Designer: ZE Workroom Studio
Combine pieces of furniture for a streamlined look, like this desk that morphs into a media storage unit at one end.
Designer: LUI design+associates
Catch rubbish in style with a unique trash can.
Source: McDonald Jones Homes
This gloriously warm wooden wall decor is freshened with a white desk, drawer units and chairs. An open shelving unit visually separates it from the other room without blocking out all of the light.
Visualizer: Now Design
LED lighting strips highlight niches in wooden wall decor.
Set a desk behind a partially diving wall in an open plan minimalist room to screen the work zone from a relaxation zone.
Visualizer: Anna Jopek
Even a basic shelf can be utilised as a mini desk. Dress it with a statement chair and a desk lamp to complete the effect.
Visualizer: I Spy DIY
This Scandinavian workspace uses plants to freshen and soften a plain space.
Visualizer: Julien Stiévenard
A towering plant stand brings greenery to the side of this desk.
Photographer: Alexandra Timpau
Mezzanine levels can provide quiet office space in the treetops.
Visualizer: Denis Khramov
Stretch a worktop across a window sill.
Visualizer: Michael Nowak
Whilst white is the minimalist palette of choice, colour is not against the rules.
Visualizer: Artem Kupriianenko
An L-shaped desk puts everything close to hand.
Designer: Industrial Facility (For Herman Miller)
A Herman Miller Mirra 2 task chair provides comfort when working for long hours.
Source: Herman Miller
Source: Herman Miller