Decorating minimalist interiors can make you rethink the quantity of ordinary objects you want around you.
Condo suites with dens can command a higher price-point than those without… But if you’ve been keeping up with how to do your den right take a look around your home. Look at all the furniture in each room carefully. Turn your head to the portraits hanging on the wall and the objects that sit on your tabletops. Does everything need to be there? Or can you do away with some of them? Minimalism is all about subtracting unnecessary frills and the things from your decor and keeping things simple. And a lot of homes are turning to minimalist decor as a refreshing way of neat, organised and clutter-free living.
The minimalist decorating style is an exercise in restraint, where space, lighting and objects play equally important roles. This style demands you to pare down your furnishings to the bare essentials so that you’re left with a set of curated objects that deliver maximum impact. Far from being boring, this style is bold, functional and highly memorable.
Channel your inner Marie Kondo and implement these nine tips if you are planning on experimenting with simple, sophisticated interiors for a change.
Minimalist Style Decor Tip #1: Use a restrained colour palette
Light colours such as white along with understated neutrals, barely-there greys, and pastels are intrinsic to minimalist interiors. Though you could add brighter colours, we suggest you stick to one or two and limit the dosage. The picture above uses shades of beige and white to create a well-lit room. Even the marble dinner table here enhances the minimalist style.
Minimalist Interior Design Tip #2: Empty spaces and focal points
Empty space is considered an important element in minimalist room decor, since space interacts with the objects and defines the look. Visual balance is just as important and can be achieved only by having a focal point. Notice how the living room has plenty of empty space and no unwanted distraction. At the same time, some of the family’s essential decor elements do find a spot on the walls.
Minimalist Design Tip #3: Declutter and edit
Having a minimalist interior design means you need to say goodbye to clutter. And to do that, you’ll have to edit what you display on shelves and tables. Stick to essentials only and store the rest in cabinets. This kitchen shows how only a few well-chosen elements have made it to the counters. Also, the choice of a white kitchen with a pop of wine red gives the impression of a lot more space while staying stylish.