All minimal desk setups are tidy, well-organized, modern-looking. They increase productivity and they can be characterized by a lack of clutter. Minimalist desk setups are suitable both for home, office, or gaming spaces. All minimal desk setup ideas listed below are inspired by real users. You can find links to most of the product features in these ultimate desk setups for the modern user.
Home minimal desk setups
Home minimalist desk setups are increasing in popularity. More and more people are now starting to work from home which means you get to create your own space according to minimalism principles.
You can purchase the main pieces of the home minimalist desk setup below.
All-white minimal desk setups
All-white minimal desk setups brighten up a workspace. They can also be considered for just about any room since white goes with most other colors.
All-white minimalist desk setup features an Ikea desk with drawers, a white gaming chair, and white LED puzzle wall lights that create a unique bright working environment?
All-black minimal desk setup
An all-black desk setup is ideal for an air of mystery. This stealth-like look is popular with gamers but it also works with general office desk setups where you value elegance.
Black desks and black office chairs are ideal on a white background so you will have to paint your walls white. Otherwise, you won’t get to see the full beauty of these black desks and black chairs.
2-monitor minimal desk setups
Ideal for programmers, copywriters, or photographers, the 2-monitor best desk setups like the one in the picture above are very practical. The extended monitor use can be the ultimate resource for added display space and you can organize yourself better if you need to work with multiple windows.
This minimalist setup for your computer desk is based on an elegant hairpin legs table that is long enough to hold most of your accessories, monitors, and even your computer. A couple of shelves above the desk can serve as minimalist storage solutions. The chair in the photo is the Ikea Loberget.
College minimal desk setups
When you’re in college you might not be thinking about minimalism with all of the books and coursework laying around your room. But the pictured awesome desk setup above shows how you can integrate minimalism into concepts such as a pegboard organizer. You can keep your schedule and courses organized a bit better with such wallboard.
Another important element of this computer setup is the desk mat of the laptop. It comes with a cork material that is soft and warm even in the winter.
The chair in the photo is the white Ikea Jarvfjallet, a successful office chair from the popular Swedish brand.
Minimal desk setups for couples
Minimal desks for couples are the best. They simplify what can easily be one of the most cluttered types of work setups as you can have 2 users or a couple working at the same desk to save space.
The idea behind this setup is to reduce the space you’d normally need for 2 desks. Aesthetically speaking, this setup also looks much better than many of its 2-desk minimalist setups.
L-shaped minimal desk setups
Minimalist desk setup ideas can’t be overlooked just because you need more space. L-shaped minimal desk setups are ideal for more working space and extra storage. The pictured minimal desk setup Pinterest-style exemplified how 2 Ikea tables and 2 Ikea storage units merge together to create an elegant all-white desk with a minimalist design.
Natural wood minimal desk setups
Natural wood minimal desk setups tend to be very easy to integrate with other all-wood pieces of office furniture. Without a doubt, these are also the most elegant materials you can choose for your minimal setup.
One of the pitfalls of complete natural wood desks is their costs. You will pay more compared to MDF particleboard alternatives. However, it’s hard for other cool desk setups to keep up with real wood designs.
Get the Ikea Barkaboda walnut countertop here at Ikea
Ikea minimal desk setups
Ikea is the most popular best minimal desk setup on Pinterest, Instagram, and Youtube. Karlby and Linnmon as most often the product seen in setups that are minimalistic and quite affordable as well as easy to put together.
A home office setup with an aesthetic desk is the primary concern of Ikea. All of its desks are minimalistic and one could argue Ikea furniture is minimalistic in general as well. Creative thinking often makes some of the best Ikea countertop desks using kitchen countertops. You can get an Ikea Linnmon desk as in the first picture or you can alternatively buy an Ikea Karbly desk with 2 Ikea drawer units for a DIY minimal desk setup.
Standing desk minimal setups
Standing desks are a true revolution in laptop desktop setups. They hide everything from cables to accessories and they can be used both standing and while seated.
The main benefit of this setup is you can easily replicate it yourself. You need a good standing desk, a couple of wide monitors that swivel, and LED light panels.
Youtube creator’s minimal desk setups
This section is called the Youtuber’s minimal desk setup. However, it applies to all creative industries. We’ve selected multiple setups you can replicate at home if you work with videos, photos, or editing in general.
The first setup is an Ikea Linnmon desk with a drawer unit and a monitor riser with 2 monitors and 2 speakers. It’s the basic minimal desk setup Reddit is trending at the moment.
The second minimalist computer setup is ideal for those who like to record voiceovers and podcasts. It features sound insulation on the walls, a versatile standing desk, Ikea drawers, and an elegant all-black gaming chair
The final minimalistic desk setup features mostly Autonomous products and a versatile microphone stand for voice recording and online chat.
The ergonomic setup is ideal for those into YouTube and online gaming. It can also be considered for long hours of working as it features an ergonomic seat with a ventilated backrest for full 8 hours of sitting comfort.
Gaming minimal desk setups
Gaming minimal desk setups are fun and elegant. Gaming wasn’t always associated with elegant designs but things stand different today. You can get some of the best gaming chairs, gaming desks, and gaming keyboards with a minimalistic design if you know where to look. The 2 pictures above are the proof you need to create your own gaming setup that is minimal.
Get the tabletop here on Ikea
Get the Secretlab gaming chair here
How do I make my desk minimalist?
You can make your desk minimalist by decluttering and ensuring you have only the basics to work with. If you use your desk for work purposes, make sure you store all of your files, pens, and notebooks away from sight. The same applies to accessories.
Can I declutter my gaming desk?
You can create a minimal gaming desk setup by decluttering your current objects you have lying around with or without use. Make sure you only keep the headphones, mouse, and keyboard on your desk for the ultimate minimalistic gaming setup.