The spaces we inhabit directly influence our mood and creativity. Being in a dingy environment will bring you down eventually, and as much as we all enjoy a certain level of creative mess floating around the edges, eventually we’re going to have to clean it before we can feel like we’re going to get anything actually done.
The last year or so have really brought all this to a head, as we spend more time than ever in our home offices, beavering away at both our day jobs and our side gigs with zero change of scenery. Much like a bed, we spend a huge amount of our lives sitting at our desks (to our detriment, make sure you get a walk today, okay?). So it makes sense that we should maybe consider investing a lot more into our spaces and maybe getting some feng shui going.
We’ve collated six minimalistic office layouts to get you inspired. @Themagitech’s latest layout centres around a dual monitor setup with an excellent set of speakers and a wall mounted shelf with creeping foliage to bring life to the space.
@Rtwentysix knows what’s up putting his RTX 2080 Ti GPU on full display with a wall mounted PC layout. Green LEDs all round give the setup a cool tone, but since the PC is totally exposed draping it in real houseplants was out of the question.
@Teksetup maximises desk space by having most of his gear hanging off a pinboard. Personally I need something like this for my own layout, currently all my controllers and headsets are almost knocking around on the floor. Light squares on the wall and a lamp in the corner give the setup warm cozy vibes, ready for a long evening of working on a project.
@Dailysetuptech splashed out on an ultrawide curved monitor for working on and a separate monitor pivoted to portrait mode because one massive screen is just never enough. Lightbars on the wall give the room some added ambience.
@Thebucketlisttech has several lighting options to give multiple tones. A large smart TV above can double as a monitor, or after a long day you can kick back and catch a show. Personally I don’t know how I feel about having a lamp directly under the monitor.
@JeorgePaolo_ has gone for the less is more approach, and in that regard it is the mostest. No fuss, no frills, just speakers and a tray for misc gear. Now it’s just a matter of keeping it like this.