5 Designs that Prove Minimalism as the New Contemporary
Modernism was the breeding ground of many design styles. Like a tree with unfathomable amount of branches, modernism has sprouted various ideas which have come to define the aesthetics of the contemporary civilization. From neo-classical to neo-prairie, colonial revival and structural expressionism to the bare simplicity of the Zen ideology, it has given many choices to the designers who seek different expressions to translate their ideas. With the hectic routine of the modern world, most owners seek to make their homes a safe haven – a place of retreat; a metaphorical Zen haven, and the most accurate depiction of that concept comes from the idea of Minimalism. Using simplicity and standardized organic contexts, this idea is one of the core ideologies of modernism. Let us take a look at how this style is taking the contemporary world by storm through a few designs.
Definitive Space Allocation
Minimalism dictates to throw away all unnecessary objects that might get in the way of an otherwise peaceful life. This includes ideas, desires, clothes, physical objects – and when it comes to designing a space, all pretensions of florid, oblique and baroque designs. This careful allocation of space automatically makes the ambiance more serene and comfortable. When there is less clutter, your mind is automatically at peace. So when you design a space on the concept of minimalism, make sure to use furniture and designs that you absolutely need, and nothing else.
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Large window openings that let in an ample amount of sunlight are another distinctive feature of the minimalistic ideology. The idea is to if not create seamless amalgamation of inside and outside, then cumulate the space with as much organic output as you can. Exposure to natural light is known to lighten the mood, brighten up small spaces and create an overall peaceful environment for all.
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Earthy Color Scheme
The concept of Minimalism always incorporates a well thought out color scheme for its interior designs. Most of these schemes tend to lean heavily in the sturdy, earthy genres. Aside from the careful allocation of space, if a breezy, bright and playful color scheme tends to make an interior a tad bit kittenish and distracting. A well-grounded color scheme not only does wonders for sprucing up a mind, but its empty impact can make a person more creative. It is also very soothing and blends well with natural light.
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Minimalism can make small spaces seem capacious enough. When you’re working with space constraints in design, the concept of minimalism is the very best core idea. When you provide proper space allocation for just the bare necessities in any design, the space can come alive. Combine natural light, a bit of earthy tones in lighter hues and you’ve got yourself a beautiful design. Minimalism might not be for people who like froufrou accoutrements with their designs – it is an idea based on simplicity and functionality; rather seamlessly pragmatic.
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Aside from a serene atmosphere, the minimalistic interpretation of interior design is also quite easy on the eyes. There is a charm about its elementary nature that focuses on functionality as its main theme. The lack of visual clutter, along with a firm juxtaposition of earthy yet breezy makes this style an instant winner.
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