Minimalist design is not about what's there is the design but rather what is not present. This being clutter, excess, ornate details. What is there is a sense of calm, organization, and a clean aesthetic. In Minimalist design, the furniture and architecture it forms is the decor and art itself, making this style truly beautiful and unique. While it may seem simple to just declutter a space, chose a few pieces, and keep everything write, this is not true minimalist design. The key to a successful minimalist style interior is to create a space that is serene, simple, and feels lived-in all while mitigating distraction. Minimalist design boasts a serenity about it, which is achieved through a few key principles. One of the most important being color. Monochromatic color palettes are the typical choice for minimalist design. It allows for subtle contrast which creates calmer energy in a home and can feel more aesthetically timeless. Color isn’t forgone completely but instead used extremely intentionally as a pop of color or way to attract attention to a focal point in the room. There is a common misconception that minimalist spaces lack comfort. Comfort, of course, is subjective to the person experiencing the environment, but minimalist style furniture is not inherently uncomfortable. Soft lines, comfort, simplicity, and functionality go hand in hand when selecting furnishings for a minimalist interior. Creating an open layout with a natural walking flow, and allowing for as much natural light to saturate the space is just as important as the furniture itself. If simplicity speaks to your heart, this is certainly the design style for you. Rather than focusing on the decor and furniture in the space, sometimes the purpose of minimalist style design is for the focus to be on the architecture of the home, the view out the window, or the people in the space. The addition of the furniture in the design should be functional, relate to each other in size, color, and form, and be beautiful. However, they shouldn’t be domineering. Minimalist design is anything but boring, despite being highly undecorated. The materials used and forms in the space make up the beauty of the design. Sleek wood tones, natural and man-made materials, and patterns all play an important role. Special attention should be paid to how the materials complement each other, and how they appear in the room as a whole. Though somewhat tricky, minimalist design is satisfying, beautiful and undeniably balanced.
A coordinating accent wall can add drama to any space. Matching perfectly with the dark sofas and black stripes in the rug, this painted wall helps to tone down the brightness of the crisp white walls and accents in the design. Don’t be afraid to go dark, especially in a sunny room like this.
From the simple and chic dining chairs to the unique modern pendant light, this dining room is big on style. The contrasting black and white color scheme is a trendy look for minimalist design. With its clean, minimalistic characteristics, this space feels open and airy.
This minimal living room has the perfect mix of class and style. Large abstract artworks take advantage of the amazingly high ceilings, while the sofas and chairs are sleek and sophisticated yet inviting in their conversational layout. A neutral color palette always pairs wonderfully with minimalism.
Clean lines and minimal accents are brought to this dining room. Keep your minimalist space interesting using unique chairs and statement art. Symmetry is incorporated around this area by adding the same amount of weight on each side of the buffet. This creates stability, balance, and impact a great way to show off to your guests.
This distressed jute rug is a great way to incorporate some rustic elements in this otherwise modern/minimal design. Add in some wooden pieces to drive home the rustic vibe. A nice fur rug is also a great way to pull in more rustic elements.
This minimal living room brings the fresh vibes with pops of green! This gorgeous color makes an otherwise neutral room even more inviting and comfortable. Keeping the pops in the accessories like pillows and art makes it easy to switch out if your preferences change over time.
Turn the fireplace into the main focal point. Center the sofa in front of the fireplace and enjoy the view with friends and family around the warmth of the fire. This space will always be perfect for lounging, relaxing, and resetting place for another day.
Warm textures and earth tones are a great way to bring depth to a minimalist space. Add simple lighting like the wall sconce that can move wherever you need it. Abstract art and geometric printed pillows can add dimension while still staying true to minimalist styling.
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