The key to pulling off a minimal space is to keep things off the floor and the white walls - exposing the architecture behind the space and placing focus on other aspects of the room. Things such as wallpapered or painted accent walls can definitely complement a boldly white palette, but also creates a nice anchor point for your computer desk and TV. Of course, the addition of other whites blend the room together. This includes furniture, TV bezels, alarm clocks, and other gadgets you may stumble upon. Just know that if you're going to stick with this style, it'll have plenty of ramifications down the line as you'll eventually be stuck with a number of white decor items that. Luckily for you, whites tend to easily pair up with most colors with no issue. You can also just paint over the items if you wish to change your color preferences later on.
The goal is to relieve as much conflicting areas of attention as possible. Whites should be the focus (even Ethernet cables and wireless routers should be taken into consideration), while entertainment or work areas should be given the color punch (black counts as a color). Once you're all done, you'll realize that having a white and minimal space can still infuse a room with energy and creates a world full of possibilities for ideas - not to mention a stylish statement for all your Scandinavian-loving friends. [Image: Home-Designing, Bo Bedre, David's Tribute to Apple, Ergotron and Screenrecycler, The Hidden Tech Bedroom Project: Hiding Components]