Bare, soothing walls, and beautiful uncluttered floor spaces are every minimalist’s dream home.
In a minimalist home, lighting, space, and carefully curated objects play a significant role. Minimalism is a style that requires you to cut down on all the furnishing in your home to the bare minimum, so that the only objects you’re left with are the ones that have the most impact. This may sound pretty boring, but minimalism is far from dull— it’s a bold style, which, if implemented well, can do wonders. Here are 6 home decor ideas that you could use to show off your minimalist taste:
- 1. Opt for a restrained colour palette
- 3. Accent decorations are what you what
- 5. Patterns are welcome
1. Opt for a restrained colour palette
Neutrals, pastels, greys that are barely there, are the colours you want in your minimalist home. Understated colours are inherent to minimalism. However, if you’re keen on some bright colours, it’s highly recommended that you stick to just one or two of them. If your walls are light in colour, you’ll have the chance to furnish your home with other objects that are loud. Doing this will help you break the monotony.
2. Textures, textures, textures
A minimalist home is prone to looking boring because of a subdued colour scheme. To avoid this, you could try playing with textures. Wooden floors, fur throws, quilted duvets, and crystal chandeliers are your best bet if you’re looking to amp up the textural story of your minimalist home. Moreover, pieces with texture, especially things like fur throws, as well as wooden floors, can make your minimalist home seem more welcoming, and not bare and cold.
3. Accent decorations are what you what
Minimalism doesn’t involve completely giving up on decorations— decorations are encouraged! However, there are two simple rules to follow when you’re decorating your minimalist home: don’t go overboard, and use accents. If you’re a fan of art, it’s best to choose one piece that’ll grab all the attention, than put up a couple of small ones. What you want is for your decorations to become the point of focus, rather than distractions.
4. Let there be light
Leave your windows unadorned, and allow natural light to pour into your home— it’ll surely make your minimalist home seem a lot warmer. If you aren’t too comfortable leaving your windows absolutely bare, thin curtains or blinds of a neutral colour are your best friends.
5. Patterns are welcome
Don’t completely ignore patterns- they’re great too. But, they’re great in moderation. Remember, use them the same way you would use accent pieces. The patterns in your minimalist home, whether on a carpet, or a cushion cover, should be unobtrusive, and of small scale.
6. Sleek’s the way to go
Furniture with clean lines and flat surfaces works really well in a minimalist’s home. Say goodbye to that bulky couch of yours, and welcome other furniture that’s geometric in shape. For example, a square coffee table works way better than a round one.
Written by Vishwa Khare on Mar 23, 2018