Everything You Need To Know About Minimalist Interior Design
Think Function First
Start by accessing all the things that are not functional in your home and think about how you could solve them. In order for the space to foster calm and serenity in your mind, it has to be functional and easy to use! Disjointed wall art or overdone window treatments, for example, do not necessarily enhance the function of a space, they distract from it. Keep it simple, and begin by removing any clutter; you will instantly feel less stressed.
Plan your Storage
The minimalist interior design leaves no space for clutter. That is why it is so important to plan your storage. Do you usually come home and leave your keys on a ledge at the front door? Or do you use your kitchen counter as a desk for bills and mail? Eliminate the clutter by planning where that clutter is going to be kept, and get in the habit of placing it there every day. You will instantly notice less clutter and a cleaner, calming space.
A great way to create an attractive minimalist interior design is by joining décor and function. For example, a stunning light fixture above an empty dining table will definitely be functional, while still adding a ton of character to space and even become a focal point.
Be Diligent On Your Colour Scheme
Unconnected colours in a space create visual clutter, which is as harmful as physical clutter. Choose a defined colour scheme and stick to it. This does not mean everything needs to be beige or white, definitely choose accent colours, but once the palette is chosen you need to commit to it.
Mixing different textures is a fantastic way to add visual interest and movement to the room while still maintaining minimalism. Add in knitted throws, beaded pillows, sheepskin rugs or velvet décor for that much-needed touch point, as long as they’re in the same tonal family.
Leave Empty Space
In a minimalist interior, empty space is part of the design. Clean walls or free corners all contribute to making space feel airy and light. With the perfect amount of lighting, the right colour scheme and no clutter, empty space is very calming and will complete the minimalist design.