There is no denying that the minimalist trend is still at the height of fashion at the moment. If you are looking for ways to bring this look to your home, you may be feeling at a bit of a loss regarding where to start. I have no problem admitting this isn’t my natural look at all and I am appalling when it comes to minimalism. However, as I get older, and as a mum, I do totally appreciate what it brings to my ability to think clearly.
Plus adding this look to your home is a lot easier than you may realise. Today, we’re discovering some of the best ways to give your home a minimalist feel.
There was only one place to begin and this is with choosing a neutral colour palette. If you have too many colours in a single room it can make it feel incredibly cluttered. However, don’t worry, as this does not mean you have to stick to a boring scheme. You don’t need to select white or beige, you can opt for light cappuccino, muted grey or any other beautiful light or even pastel colours that appeal to your taste.
The next step is to accessorise with care. You need to begin with a good base. Getting rid of clutter is a necessity if you want to achieve the minimalist look. Minimalist homes only include a few carefully selected accessories. Look for statement pieces that are really going to make an impact rather than over accessorising with lots of ornaments and adornments. You could go for a Wärme Firebox, for example. This type of fireplace is modern and striking. It will become the focal piece in any living area. You could also opt for a bold and exciting piece of artwork. The choice is yours, however, the key is to be considered and careful with your approach to accessorising.
Another tip for the minimalist interior design feel is to focus on texture. When there is not a lot going on in a room, the texture becomes even more important. Using texture wisely is the best way to give your home a luxurious and high-end feel. One of the ways you can do this is with slated walls. This is something that Scandinavian designers use regularly. It gives off a rustic yet sleek feel, which makes you feel as if you are walking into a lavish cabin. Other ways that you can use texture include with stunning carved headboards as well as crystal chandeliers. It is all about adding lots of depth and scope to a space that is neutral.
Last but not least, lighting is key and any home and a minimalist home is no different. You can use linen window treatments, candlesticks and sconces to brighten up a room. It is definitely a case of the more light the better. Try to let as much natural light into your home as possible. You can enhance this by including reflective surfaces and mirrors.
Hopefully, you now feel more prepared for giving your home a minimalist feel. Follow the tips above and you will have a stunning and stylish minimalist home in no time.
How do you feel about minimalism? Have you achieved it? Always been a minimalist? Become a minimalist?