The minimalist lifestyle is really catching on these days. People are truly embracing their inner Zen and getting rid of all the clutter in their homes as a result. With people like Marie Kon and others heading the movement in the right direction, designers are being approached to craft minimally inspired homes more and more. So today, we’ll be sharing some tips on how you can completely embrace the ‘less is more’ lifestyle!
1. Let the light in
Natural light is nature in its purest form and it helps fill up the empty space by making it seem comfortably breezy. So large window portals are an important part of the minimalist lifestyle. When you’re trying to emphasize the ‘less’ part of ‘less is more’, natural light can help you emulate an inherent comfort within the ambiance.
2. Sleek, smooth surfaces
The best part about emulating the ‘less is more’ lifestyle is that you don’t have to invest extra in anything frou-frou! Each and every object in your home is as simple and as plain as you can possibly make it. This basically means that you’ll have large amounts of sleek and smooth surfaces like laminates and homogenous floors in your homes to give you a truly simple aesthetic.
3. Neutral colors all the way
Neutral colors are one of the most crucial building blocks of a minimalistic home. The understated elegance of dove greys, oak browns and more give the space an airy vibe that translates well within the ‘less is more’ concept. So while choosing the color scheme, put an emphasis on earthy, neutral tones that’ll help you achieve a comfortable, relaxing Zen aura in your homes.
4. Straightforward furnishings
Of course the style of your furniture plays a huge role in the whole design of the space. You can’t go for a huge, flashy sectional and stamp it with a ‘less is more’ ideal. Similarly, you cannot have a large, overdesigned media wall and call it simplicity at its best. It’s best to go for plain furniture that is pure and efficient in its functionality and quite simple in aesthetics.
5. Stick to the basics
A huge part of the ‘less is more’ lifestyle is sticking to the basics as much as you can. If you want a study desk then a simple table and stool in the corner of the room can do the trick. Similarly, instead of a large wardrobe, why not go for some understated, minimal pull-out drawers in a built-in platform bed to keep yourself from hoarding material possessions.