Have you seen the latest trends (and memes) about minimalism blowing up around the internet? Are you inspired by these spic and span home interiors that reduce clutter by design and provide the cleanest living spaces possible? Do you also want to emulate the minimal lifestyle, but don’t know how? Here are a few stylish ways that you can get started.
1. Multipurpose = decorative + functional
The first rule of minimalism is that you’ll have to delve in the art of multipurposing for all your furniture and accessories. This means that even your accessories or ornaments are going to have some sort of functional capacity. Stumped on how you can do that? Take a look at this image; the mini kitchen set by the bed side is a toy that also functions as a nightstand and toy storage unit. Stuff like this can make all the difference.
2. Where’d the storage go
The thing about minimalist home interior designs is that very few of them have large-scale storage units like in-built shelves and wardrobes around the house. The walls are preferably kept empty and plain – often painted an austere, sophisticated white. So where does all the storage go? Well, you can craftily effuse it in everyday living items such as the undersides of your beds, the risers of your stairs, and inside the sitting of your bay window etc.
3. Office and study desks
If you prefer the charismatic presence of a traditionally designed double pedestal executive desk in the center of your study or home office, the walk away – minimalism is not for you. The desks in this type of a home are stylishly simple. They are plain yet attain a trendy appeal. They usually emulate the ‘floating’ aesthetic and have no foot or heads – just a smooth surface for you to work on.
4. Cabinetry in the times of minimalism
Both overhead and underhead cabinets have become an essential parts of our homes. Sometimes, we incorporate them in our study areas, sometimes in our bedrooms, and other times in our living rooms and kitchens. The trick with making them an inherent part of the minimalist home is by making sure their facades are lined in smooth laminates and that the open parts feature no clutter.
5. An empty visual field
The biggest minimalist home design that nobody tells you is that you need to have an empty visual field. This means that everything that happens to be at your eye-level when you’re standing has to be as plain as possible. This is why minimalistic furniture is so low-height.