Minimalist style in interior design: less means more

Living room full of different stuff like bed, throw, cushions, wall art

The style of minimalism is a design approach that is characterized by austerity and laconism in decoration. It is mainly achieved through the use of functional furniture and interior objects, geometric shapes and a combination of usually not more than two basic colors. It is extremely important in such design to correctly divide the space. Minimalist interiors are usually compact, black or gray, and have a strict geometric shape.

The interior design in the style of modern minimalism implies a lot of space, so it is desirable to get rid of partitions in the room.

There is a need for massive windows to fill the room with enough light.

The color scheme is created using the game of halftones. The most common choice: white color combined with graphic gray.

Materials: chrome steel, glass, plastic, ceramics, artificial and natural stone, textured wood.

Table, sofa, furniture, and chandeliers in the style of minimalism have a simple geometric shape. Forms are allowed with a slight bend, but not a spiral.

Artsy decor and ornaments are not a choice. Walls can be decorated with a couple of minimalistic paintings.

The design is characterized by flat reflective surfaces. Each piece of furniture has strict proportions and color.

Instead of curtains, horizontal or vertical blinds are used.

The light is scattered. Neon or halogen ceiling lamps are often used.

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The interior of the room in the style of minimalism is ideal for those who are tired of pretentiousness and craves for elegant simplicity. To do this, you should abandon the decor and non-functional parts. Minimalistic rooms are dominated by the spaciousness and a large amount of light.

When designing a space, it’s important to mix up your finishes and textures. If you have a dark coffee table, try adding some brass sconces in your living room. The brass gives you a pop of color, warming up the room in a subtle way.

Or if you fall in love with a leather accent chair, where leather can be a bit cold, make sure that you soften up the room with a linen couch that induces that cozy feeling. Think Restoration Modern and get yourself its dreamy cloud sofa, as opposed to a shabby-chic option.

Make sure you invest in rugs, rugs, and more rugs. They can really change the feel of a room. When you’re designing with black, white, and gray, it’s important to choose a rug that is soft to the touch and welcomes an occasional lie-down but, and more importantly, warms up the room.

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Luxury Nordic Geometrically Patterned Woolen Rug

Another simple and affordable way to texturize a room is with throws and pillows. Add a few anywhere you want to add warmth and coziness.

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Decorative Patterned Tasseled Woven Cotton Throw Blanket
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# Walls

Finishing with textured plaster, wide glossy tiles, paint or wallpapering is allowed. The walls can also be made of glass, concrete or natural stone with a relief.

If you want to introduce some color, be sure to choose solid pigments that are easy on the eyes and fuse well with the neutrals, such as earth-tone browns, blues, tans, and greens.

A minimalistic room with neutral tones can tend to feel cold or bland, but there’s one foolproof trick that remedies this every time: texture. Turn up the temperature with knitted throws, beaded pillows, sheepskin rugs, and velvet décor for that much-needed comfort factor. While restraint is usually advised, feel free to go wild with these sensory touch points (so long as they’re in the same tonal family).

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# Ceiling in the style of minimalism

The ceiling should not burden the interior and be bulky. Therefore, the content of complex elements in its design is unacceptable. It is best to paint it in a light color.

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# Floor

The laconism of such interiors in the best way can be expressed with the flooring without a pattern in natural colors. There are several flooring options: laminate, polymer coating, parquet, plain carpet, self-leveling floor and ceramic granite tiles. Different rooms allow different flooring. The bedroom will look comfortable with a long nap carpet.

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# Bring in Greenery

Plants are the easiest way to warm up a house or a room. Some of my favorite indoor plants include the Ficus tree family or succulents. Plants are also great for your health, reducing dust and carbon dioxide levels, increasing humidity, and keeping air temperature down—these indoor plants are the best for clearing the air.

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Now that you know all the steps to styling a minimalistic home, we want to take this opportunity to reiterate the underlying philosophy behind it: Keep it simple. Tone everything down, pare everything back, and abide by the “less is more” approach. That said, don’t think your new décor has to be boring. As you can see from our image selection (when done well), minimalist design can be beautiful, warm, rich, and inviting.

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