A living room needs to be a place where families can kick their feet up. Where they can convene, entertain, and enjoy each other. But for those people who pride themselves as experts at minimalist decor, it also needs to be able to tie a home together. Keeping your interiors clean and simple doesn’t have to mean boring or even modern minimalist design–interiors can showcase space rather than things. By focusing on color, space, and shape, contemporary interiors are sleek and fresh and aren’t necessarily synonymous with industrial modern design. To achieve the look of a contemporary home decor style, it’s important to stick to some basic rules and simple upgrades.
There’s a trend out there in life and living that talks about cutting out all the extras and getting back to the essentials, to keep the mind free of debris. And who couldn’t use a little decluttering? Living in a clean and clear space isn’t just minimalist, it’s healthy. If you have accessories or other objects lying around that are just gathering dust, consider donating them. The same goes for old photos in outdated frames. Try consolidating them into a digital frame, or putting them in matching frames and creating a gallery wall. When you start clearing surfaces, you’ll immediately feel new life breathe into the room.
Do you need every piece of furniture in each room? If there is a lonely ottoman just waiting in the corner for a non-existent guest to sit on it, remove it. Losing under-utilized furniture can really free up space to see the actual architecture in a room and create better traffic flow. JAC recommends creating U-shaped conversation areas around focal points like a fireplace or large window, but scaling back on size and number of furnishings. Is your coffee table unnecessarily large? Try a smaller one instead. Downsizing your furniture can be invigorating!
Look around the room. Including accessories, artwork, rugs, window treatments and even furniture, how many colors are there? Simplify your color scheme by eliminating extraneous colors and keeping it to two or three colors. monochromatic rooms can be easy on the ye and feel spa like. add texture in tonal pillows and fabrics instead of numbers. Try layering the same color in different textured pieces; for example, put gray wool pillows on a gray sofa. Or, if you already have a neutral room, add a pop of color for an artistic focal point.
The focus of a room is often created by the furniture and accessories in it. Disjointed wall art or overdone window treatments, for example, don’t necessarily enhance the function of a space; they distract from it. That’s not to say that you can’t create an artistic feature in a minimalist room. Just do it with a piece that adds to the function, such as a handsome light fixture above an empty dining table, or a brightly colored piece of furniture. When embracing a simple and clean interior ask yourself: Is this absolutely necessary? Clean and clutter free spaces are known for balance and simplified beauty. For a healthy, less chaotic and aesthetically peaceful home, consider detoxing your space and embrace a minimalist design.