What is minimalist style?
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. Now there are some tips for those of you who’re planning to experiment with simple, sophisticated interiors for a change.
There are some tricks to decorate a minimalist home
1. Use a restrained color palette
Light colors such as white along with understated neutrals, barely there greys, and pastels are intrinsic to minimalist homes. Though you could add brighter colors, we suggest you stick to one or two and limit the dosage.
2. Declutter and edit
To be a minimalist, you’ll have to say goodbye to clutter. And to do that, you’ll have to edit what you display on shelves and tables. Stick to essentials and store the rest can in cupboards and cabinets. This kitchen shows how only a few well-chosen elements have made it to the counters.
3. Empty spaces and focal points
Empty space is considered as an important element in minimalist 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. In the picture, for example, the empty space only acts to amplify the presence of the white sofa, ottoman and floor lamp.
4. Use accent decorations
Don’t think that just because you have a minimalist home, you can’t decorate it. The rule is to use decorative elements as accents and not go overboard. Similarly, for art, choose one focal piece instead of a group of small ones. This bathroom uses bold accessories, in terms of proportion and content, but placed together on a low table, they become a focal point and not a distraction.
5. Clean lines and flat surfaces
Furniture and objects in a minimalist home majorly feature clean defined lines and curves. Similarly, you would also come across a lot of flat surfaces.
6.Power of simple objects
Decorating a minimalist home can make you rethink ordinary objects. Just look at how phenomenal these bare light bulbs look against the wall.
7. Patterns have a place
Minimalist homes usually use a limited amount of patterns or opt to do away with it all together. If you decide to go with patterns, use a small scale, tone to tone or unobtrusive pattern. When it comes to prints, use it the way you would an accent piece.