Even though the minimalist lifestyle has become quite the trend, there are still a lot of preconceived notions about it that make many homeowners hesitate before locking it as their top pick. Well, we’re here to break these misconceptions and show you that going minimal does not have to hinder the quality of your spaces at all. In fact, here are 5 smart ways that can actually improve it!
1. Simple yet effective
We see a lot of huge inbuilt shelves and cabinets in contemporary interior designs. They’re usually pretty good, but they don’t go well with the simplicity of the minimal aesthetic. In fact, they can end up looking very clunky and out of place. However, you can still improve the quality of your minimal space by opting for plain, open shelves as shown in this image. They’re effortlessly functional and unique at the same time.
2. Being plush
If you think that cold, hard furniture is all you’re going to get in a minimal interior design, then you’ve got another thing coming. As long as you can retain the integrity of your simple space, everything is fair game. Just take a look at the plush area rug and comfortable couch in this image; both are clearly inviting, and yet seamlessly complement the stark surroundings really well.
3. Thinking beyond the typical
There is no need to remain conventional when you’re playing with the simplicity of the minimal style. You can let your imagination take the reins of your ideas. As long as they are plain and ergonomic, everything can be used. Just take this unique dining area as an example; it uses the in-build sidelined seating within its formation to add a cohesive effect within the space.
4. Lay off on the cabinets
Just like huge shelves are a big no, laying off the overbearing cabinetry in minimal kitchens is also recommended. However, it does not take away from the pragmatics of such a space. In fact, focusing less on redundant cabinetry and thinking out of the box for innovative ideas like the single open shelf in this image can help you redefine your minimal home interiors.
5. Sticking to the bare bones
Designing every kitchen surface to be as simple, plain, minimal and neutral as possible can add to the quality of your home aesthetic. The idea of retaining the essential objects in your home to their very essence by using barebones embellishment and avoiding overwhelming designs is definitely something that can improve your minimal spaces.