5 ways to make simplicity glamorous
Less is more may be a modernized adage, but it does have some serious backing. In the era of modernism, when designers first starting paying with the idea of simplicity in design, it was acknowledged that it is possible to glamorize straightforward designs. From the gorgeous curvilinear forms of the Guggenheim museum by F. L. Wright and arching, unadorned beauty of the TWI Terminal by Eero Sarinen to the straight, elementary design of Barcelona Pavilion by Mies Van Der Rohe, there is very little that hasn’t been beautified in even simple formations. So below, we will be looking at some of the best interiors in our gallery that have a simple base with the best designs.
- Nothing extra
While upbeat and colorful may be fun, there is an elegance in simplicity that just cannot be replicated in something kitschy or otherwise funky. The interior in the image below has been designed in the vein of simple but has set itself apart by neatly minimal accessorizing. The wall clock and the small accessories are necessary in order for the room to break out of the bare category but the overall design is pretty elegant.
- No dice
Although the black on black wall beading is a neo-classical element, the overall design of the bedroom has been dressed in simple tones. The beauty of this scheme comes from the simple juxtaposition the of black and white colors scheme. Though both are extreme, their clear diversity is what makes the straightforward nature of this interior so alluring.
- Transitional and more
Most designers tend to stack up an unnecessary plethora of decorative objects in transitional spaces in order to make them seem livable and beautiful. What they do not realize is that it can be done in an uncomplicated way. The image below showcases a simple corridor design that has a unique barrel arch opening and nothing more – and that unadorned standard design is what sets this design apart.
- Contradicting colors
Sometimes, when you feel like achromatic is too bland or accessorizing just isn’t going to cut it, then go for texturing and contrasting color schemes. This will add a uniqueness to your interior without going too overboard with the actual design of the space.
A good way to design in simple but fashionable ways is to create transparency between the spaces in the form of small opening that let the user peek into different rooms. With this concept, even if you do not properly accessorize your interior, it wouldn’t matter anyway. This kind of simplicity of design is the best.