Although many people have different views on this interior style, the actual minimalist design definition is a look achieved through functional but simplistic furniture and decor. Characterised by laconism and austerity, the minimalist look usually only has two neutral colours however, some people add one bright colour to give the room excitement. The furniture is also carefully placed and divided throughout the room to give it a spacious feeling. Having this style in your home makes a lot of people feel less stressed and more open-minded, due to the lack of clutter and mess. By following some of my tips and tricks, you will be on your way to making your very own transformation!
A lot of the time geometric shaped furniture and decor is used to help bring the room to life, as well as materials with various textures, due to it not being decorated multiple colours of furniture.
Minimalist Bedroom Furniture,
Keep your bedroom looking fresh and modern by using the popular minimalist style. With a neutral palette, simplified decor and open light, you could be on your way to achieving the desirable style.
In most cases, the focal point of the bedroom is the bed and in this style a minimal bed frame is used. They are usually quite low to the floor, or if not they will be a neutral colour or most likely natural wood, some people even tend to go frameless on the bed to give it and a really clean and smart look.
Another extremely important part of this style is to keep the colours to a minimum, and if your worried about it looking ‘plain’ or ‘boring’ a painting or a canvas is a great way to accessorise, without being overly dramatic.
If you look at the minimalist home before and after photo above, you will notice the style makes the bedroom feel bigger, brighter and quite peaceful. Don’t let the fact the homeowner got a new window
Warm Minimalist Decor in the Bedroom,
Due to the minimalist style making a room look bigger and more spacious, many people get the idea that this may make the home feel or seem colder. So I’m here to show you some cosy minimalist decorating can also look warm and inviting.
Enhance the minimalist style, don’t get rid of it. Instead of having sharp-cut and clean edges, switch it to curvacious corners but still, keep it fresh and smart. It’s phenomenal how much this can actually make a difference!
As I have said before neutral colours are crucial, but most neutral colours are in fact warm shades which do give off a cosy feeling. To accessorise the room, add some minimalist pillows and throws in soft shades such as beige, caramel and tan; you can then drape them across your bed and chairs to embrace the peacefulness of the style.
Minimalist Living Room Decor,
The living room is the heart of the home, why not treat it that way? Here I’m going to be talking about minimalist living room tips and how to make the most out of them!
Many people think just because you spend a lot of time in your living room it needs to be full of furniture and decor to make it seem homely and cosy, which isn’t true. Here I have a few living rooms tips to create a welcoming but minimalist style
- De-clutter – You don’t need to throw away all your possessions to de-clutter your living room, you could find stylish storage holders to display or simply hold items in your loft or a spare room until needed.
- Paint – Choose your colour scheme and stick with it. Minimalist colours are mostly neutral, but you can choose whether you want them to be dark or light shades. (read up to see my list of neutral colours).
- Furniture – Pick out your favourite minimalist furniture, keeping it all neutral, clean and sleek.
- Decor- Accessorise your home! Pick out some decor for your home, as although its a minimalist room, it can still have character. Have a look at geometric shaped items, simple plants, earth coloured items, throws/ rugs and throws.
- If you have the spare money, get yourself a fire place! A simple and neutral coloured one will work wonders and give your living room more of a warm and cosy minimalist look, if thats what your after.
Seating for Living Room,
A house is a machine for living, but it’s no good unless you have a space to relax and put your feet up. Seating is a major part of the living room and it’s crucial to have a good sofa or seating area to feel more at home. So feast your eyes on these stunning minimalist seating ideas, ready to transform your home.
As usual, to achieve a look like this you need to keep it all neutral colours and preferably keep the sofa one solid colour. You can then decorate it with pillows and throws that are different textures and styles, to give it some character. Alongside the seating or in the middle or your arrangement, a coffee table is always a good idea. This adds storage as most of these pieces have drawers, but also it will also give your room some extra style and make your seating feel and appear less lonely.
To keep your room alive while keeping the minimalist style you can also add single chairs and seating alongside your sofa. You could even switch up the style or material, but keeping it the same colour, or even the opposite way around to ensure you achieve the modern and desired look.
Minimalist Home Accessories,
Home accessories and decor in the minimalist interior can be the most helpful and rewarding part of the process. As one of the first steps to transforming your home into minimalist style is decluttering, if you decide to have to some bigger decor pieces, make sure you find items that have storage even if it’s not a lot, it’s better than nothing. This will also help you a lot in the future too with simple things like mail getting thrown on the table or random pens and pencils around the home, as you could have a specific place for these small things.
The rule is less is more so if you’re putting something in, something must go out. Keep it simple, similar coloured and most importantly; don’t clutter! For example, your ceiling lampshade can be a massive part of your decor, they will add style and you can even add more than one and dangle them at different levels as shown below. You’re also not adding anything new to clutter your home, just get rid of the old one and purchase a new one. Here are a few minimalist lampshades that do an amazing job:
Things like flower, vases, wall shelving, throws, rugs, art and clocks will all decorate your home without being overbearing. Its all about different shapes, sizes and alternative shades of the same colour that will bring your minimalist home together, NOT adding a lot of different decor pieces.
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Here are the minimalist art characteristics:
- Monochromatic / Limited Palette
- Geometric forms
It’s more popular to use only ONE art piece in your minimalist home to keep it simple, but you can also add prints or a set of pictures, as long as they are meant to be put together or match with the same style or colour. There are many beautiful minimalist homes but even different interior styled homes use minimalist art to help decorate and accessories as they’re stunning pieces that are easy to match with interior and decor due to the simplicity. Above are a few pieces which are quite popular styles, all around the world.
Minimal Kitchen Design,
Are you someone that eats out a lot? Are you trying to cook and eat at home to save money? Then having
- Figure out what your household eats – How much space you need or how much space to could save?
- Organise – Items that you don’t use often but you want to keep, store in the back of a cupboard and leave space at the front for items you regularly use.
- CLEAR YOUR COUNTERS – In most cases, a lot of stress can be caused from crowded and messy counters and also if you are preparing food on them, you really need them to be as clean as possible.
- Multiple use- Have a look around you kitchen and see what tools you use for certain things, most people have multiple use items without realising. If you throw away the individual items; this will give you more space and room to organise.
Once you’ve sorted out all the clutter, counters are clean and cupboards are organised you can say you almost have a minimalist kitchen that will cause you less stress and make your kitchen feel more Zen, all left to do is to add decor!
There are also so many ways to accessorise your kitchen while keeping it organised and looking clean. For example, keeping your fruit in a stylish bowl like the one pictured above will give your room a healthy and alive look, another good organisation hack is keeping cookies and biscuits in jars, it looks fun and also keeps your goodies fresh. If you have an island in your kitchen place a plant or even place it on your counter if you don’t have one, it will bring life to the room without being overbearing. To complete the room add a small pile cooking and baking books for minimal style. Have a look at some of the images I have posted above, they contain a few tips and tricks to keep your kitchen organised while still having a chic and minimalist style.
Minimalist Dining Room,
Once you have the perfect kitchen, all you need is the perfect dining room! Minimalist dining rooms are quite popular…I mean who doesn’t want to eat in a room that is has no clutter and is clean? There is nothing worse than coming home after a long day, getting settled to eat and the dining room is a cluttered, you want to de-stress and I will give you some inspiration to do just that!
About 60% of your dining experience is based on the food and the rest is the music, the atmosphere, the mood and the design. So if your having guests around you have a lot more to take into consideration than just your food, unfortunately! Most minimalist dining rooms have a rectangular dining table, but you can also have a round one, below are some photos to give you the inspiration you need to achieve your minimalist room!
Keep it simple! Grab yourself a wooden dining table or if coloured ensure that it’s neutral, a lot of people purchase chairs with thin legs and a more rounded seat. If your table is more simple get some
If you think your dining room still needs more decor or character add a painting or art piece like shown above. Keep it neutral coloured, or matching with the current colour scheme as simplicity is the goal. Have a look at my minimalist Artwork section above to browse more of the topic.
To conclude minimalist interior design is perfect for anyone aspiring for a more spacious looking, de-cluttered and open home. This style will keep your home looking up to date, modern and it will give any room a sense of richness.