7 minimal interiors with a twist
Minimalism seems to be a recurring theme in several modern and contemporary interpretations of interior design. The very essence of a minimal design dictates it to be simple, earnest and stark, but the contemporary times call for a twist in this very pure aesthetic. Simple can also be done with a flair, if the designers are creative enough. In light of that, today we will be looking at several minimal interiors with a twist.
- Play with dimensions
The interior below has been very carefully tweaked to emit a certain vibe. On the surface it may look incredibly contemporary, but it is truly, masterfully constructed with the barebones of design that have been highlighted to seem relatively opulent a la contemporary. The dusty gold shadows of the lighting fixtures along with the plush bed covers are a good cover story for this minimal with a twist vibe.
- A tiny bit of ornamentation
While minimalism is all about staying far, far away from unnecessary design interventions, contemporary take on this style has resulted in some very different aesthetic. In the image below, you’ll see a simple dining set that has been set up in an ambiance that defies the very essence of minimalism by layering on it.
While minimal design is all about protecting the sanctity of the design and not ornamenting with anything that is not needed, it is also defined by a largely monotonous color palate. The contemporary outlook on this style, however covets to get some artfulness within the ambiance, and so, as you can see in the interior below, it could be added for a powerful impact in subtle ways.
- Simple with a twist
Minimalism is all about embracing the simplicity, but the design below embarks in a completely different direction. The layers of straightforward design have been mounted with the barest of classical effigies. The subtle beading acts as a powerful contemporary liaison in the otherwise elementary interior.
- Pile on the blueprints
The image below shows a carefully constructed study room that has been designed on the principals of minimalism. The design offers a distinctly classy look that only strives for the contemporary with the addition of all functional accessories.
- Remove the redundant
The idea of minimalism is stripping the space to its very core functionality, and that is what the interior below strives to do. The design itself is a form of logical pragmatism, in which the bicycle has been hung in the middle as a tentative showpiece.
The artful combination of natural and artificial lighting in the design below has been carried out over the mostly stark living room. The cove light acts as a nice design element against the natural lights while not seeming like an over the top venture.