The golden adage of Mies Van Der Rohe has become a way of life in the contemporary world. ‘Less is more’ may have been only a saying back in the day, but these days it defines an entire culture. There are many ways to interpret minimalism in your lives, and interior designing is definitely one of them. In fact, it may be the most impactful way you can do so. So today, we’ll be featuring 5 unique ideas on how you can do so.
1. In a land of starkness
They say that minimalism can be very stark, and that is not entirely untrue. The use of graceful austerity is one of the defining features of this movement. However, in a land full of stark coldness, you can introduce an island of stylish comfort by using comfortable furniture. This living room image is a great example of how you can do so with ease.
2. Sticking to the basic palette
If you’re not sure how you can make your minimalist interior designs look truly admirable, then here’s a tip: stick to the basic colour palette. This means that you must avoid using any bold or vivacious colours. Instead, choose a neutral colour scheme that complements the restrained backdrop of the rest of your design. The living room in this image is a great example.
3. Don’t undermine your needs
A common misconception about the minimalist style is that it requires you to do away with most of your possessions. However, that is not the case. It only requires you to get rid of the things that you do not need. In terms of interior design, if you need a comfortable couch to spend your days on, then no one is stopping you from having one. But if you just want a fancy sectional just for the sake of it, then it’s a complete no.
4. Only simple surfaces
You can make yourself a minimalist pioneer by emulating this one simple trend in your homes: by using sleek, plain surfaces. Take a look at the bedroom interior design in this image: it features one of the most straightforward aesthetics you’ll ever see. This is because all the surfaces – the walls, curtains, floor and even the bedsheet – are completely unadorned. This is how you do it.
5. Go clutter-free
A truly masterful minimalist interior design is all about getting rid of the clutter. This image shows the perfect way you can do so: by using unadorned materials, infusing lots of natural light and enhancing the clean characteristics of your space!