When you think of minimalist design, you might think of stark white rooms with hard, uncomfortable furniture.
But, in reality, it’s all about decorating with less and leaning in to form and function to create a warm and inviting space.
In this blog, we share five ways to make minimalist design work in your home.
5 Minimalist Design Ideas for Your Home
Get Rid of Clutter
Perhaps the most obvious aspect of minimalist design is getting rid of clutter.
This means covering surfaces and walls with less and only putting select pieces on display.
Though you might feel compelled to fill up white space, the idea of less is more, is an overarching theme of minimalist design.
This notion applies to the type of furniture you buy as well.
Oversized and bulky pieces of furniture don’t align with the concept of minimalism.
Rather, minimalist design is commonly accentuated by space-saving furniture with straight edges to create a sleek and streamlined feel in the room.
For example, consider incorporating furniture that doubles as storage and nesting tables that can be easily stored when not in use.
Use Neutral Colors
Neutral colors are a staple of minimalist design.
Earth tones and neutral color palettes (i.e. beige, ivory, taupe) keep the space calm and inviting.
If you feel this color palette is too limiting, try your hand at infusing a monochromatic color scheme to create depth and visual interest in the space.
Try out Textures
If you’re worried your space will feel too sparse by using only neutral colors, play around with different textures.
An area rug, throw blanket, pillows, architectural elements, and plants, which we’ll cover next, are a few of the ways you can add dimension to your space without going overboard.
Think of minimalist design as a blank canvas.
Adding luscious greenery into the space will not only add texture but create a sense of harmony between the design of your space and nature.
No matter if you have a green thumb or not, we’ve put together a starter list of plants to consider for your home:
- Herbs (Greenery for the kitchen)
Maximize Natural Light
Natural light is abundant in minimalist design. That’s because natural light will reflect off the neutral walls and ceilings to create a more open and inviting atmosphere.
In some cases, minimalist designs don’t include window covering. But, if you want to maintain the aesthetic while still keeping your privacy, consider custom wood shutters which align perfectly with a minimalist design as the look is simple and unobtrusive.