Minimalism and AV Design Trends

Oftentimes, designers and architects start a project with the idea of what they want to include. Maybe this is an architectural detail or some design trends for interior design. But, have you ever thought about flipping the script? What if you take a minimalistic approach and instead start by thinking about what you do not want in a project first or what you can cut out? Here is why this can be powerful. 

Leaving Space For What Is Most Important

It is well documented that clutter, whether of a physical or even digital nature, can contribute to anxiety, depression, and stress. On the other side of the same coin, decluttering can have profound positive impacts on your mental health. Most people think of this in terms of their homes and personal spaces, but the same principles apply to commercial settings. 

Let’s say you own a medical facility. Consider the fact that medical patients are often already under a great deal of physical and mental stress. They need less visual stimuli and more healing spaces. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by adopting the practice of minimalism within your facility. Not only does this help you create a space that is not bogged down by clutter, but it also leaves space for the design elements and technology that matter most – like a visitor’s chair or an interactive patient TV. 

Minimalism In Design 

So, how do you achieve such a goal? Take digital art as an example. How are you using this AV solution in your facility? Could you use one large format piece of digital art in your lobby and rotate through calming, minimal scenes rather than using multiple separate pieces that display conflicting images? 

This is also a great time to take inventory of your technologies. Even though we live and breathe technology as AV design consultants, we are the first to say that it is possible to have too much tech. If you use too many disparate systems that were not implemented cohesively or do not each serve a greater collective purpose, your clients are likely to become overwhelmed and overstimulated. 

Be intentional with the systems you use and go slowly. You can always add more technology or design elements if you feel like something is missing, but it is much harder to remove items that are excessive. Minimalism is a trend that has caught on across industries and applications and for good reason. By striving to achieve a balance of having “enough” without having too much, your facility’s AV design and overall design will benefit. Even more importantly, your patients will. Would you like an experienced partner’s help in creating a minimalist healthcare space? We would love to help.

Would you like an experienced partner’s help in creating a minimalist healthcare space? We would love to help.