When most people think of minimalism, the words ‘dry’ and ‘boring’ come to mind. It’s not their fault – it’s just the general perception of this style. Since homeowners cannot have a lot of input within this aesthetic, they tend to find it boring. But what if you can alter that? Curious? Here are 5 ways you can make minimalism seem fun!
1. By using simple geometry
Minimalism is all about clean lines and decluttering, but a good way to move past the awkward starkness of this aesthetic is by using simple geometric shapes like squares and rectangles in your interior designs. You can incorporate them in your in-built shelving, seamlessly introduce them in your media wall design, etc. to make the ambiance seem more interesting without going overboard.
2. Experimenting with texture application
There’s not a lot of room to play with textures in minimalism. You’re clearly bound within a set of neutrality that can be very hard to make fun. But there are ways to make even the most conventional texture applications seem like fun. Take a look at the feature headboard in this image; the unapologetic abstract designing in wood makes it seem so much more interesting than a conventional one.
3. Going all-out with the sleek
When it comes it interior designing, there’s sleek and then there is sleek. Minimalism uses the former because the use of natural textures is pretty much appreciated in this style. You can make it fun by going all out with its application. Make the surfaces as smooth and uninterrupted as possible. Take out all the obstacles. Cabinet doors sans that knobs and handles are a good example.
4. Have fun with the backdrop
Amidst all the neutral colours and beautiful textures of the minimalist aesthetic, what if you could introduce patterns? Sounds like an interesting venture, right? You can do that by using tiles of different shapes and sizes. Hexagonal tiles are pretty trendy these days, but you can also have fun by experimenting with rectangular and square ones.
5. Use fixtures for decor
There’s not a lot you can use as ornamentation in the minimalist aesthetic, but using functional aspects as part of the design is a good way to make things attractive. For example, in a bathroom you can use sinks and mirrors, in the bedroom and living areas, you can use the furniture, etc.