Away with the superfluous! Minimalist interiors mean paring down to the bare essentials. This style shines in its simplicity and clears the space for peace and creativity. But how do you go about creating that minimalist interior? Start with these tips and discover your own stripped-down style of living!
Minimalism stands for less quantity and more quality. In a busy interior, everything jostles for attention and often you don’t know where to look first among all the chaos. ‘Less is more’ is the key mantra for a minimalist look.
Clean lines with a minimum of decorative elements: that is what it’s all about. Fewer—but nonetheless carefully selected—items of furniture come into their own far better as a result. For example, choose a luxurious sofa which you will be able to sink into for many years or a good quality wood dining table that everyone can sit around.
Getting rid of superfluous furniture and ornaments makes your space look a lot tidier and more organised in an instant.
Do, however, showcase the odd unique piece, such as a unique design item. The space you have cleared can be devoted to pieces that really deserve the attention.
THE MAGIC OF MONOCHROMATIC
The monochrome colour palette also stands out. White, black, grey and anthracite are popular colours for walls and floors. To avoid making the whole thing look too sterile, colour accents on furniture and wooden floors or wood-look floor coverings make for a playful and cosy effect.
Longing for a dash of colour? Then go for tones of the same colour family. This gives a sense of peace and purity to the result, rather than making it loud and garish.
BRING THE OUTSIDE IN
Minimalism means plenty of light flooding in. These interiors are characterised by an open-plan layout, which makes for a good dose of breathing space.
Curtains are often done away with, which allows you to draw nature in from outside. The green contributed by houseplants is a good addition to this simple peaceful look. Monstera and Chinese money plants are ideal green eye-catchers.
PLAY WITH TEXTURE
Minimalism risks coming across cold and clinical. Add accessories with different textures such as bamboo, wool, cotton, marble, ceramic and porcelain. You can incorporate some natural elements by adding small items of furniture like side tables, for example. They create a relaxed ambience and give your home a cosy feel. Be sure keep the colour palette serene here as well, so that everything ties in together.