These days, the New Year not only brings new joys, but for all the designers and aficionados at heart, it brings a whole new set of trends in every interior design genre imaginable. If you think that minimalism is one of those aesthetics that require zero upgrades, then you cannot be more wrong. Here are a few tips that can help you upgrade this aesthetic in 2019:
1. Accents of classic
The classical and traditional aesthetics are littered with all manner of frou-frou accoutrements, so you must be thinking: how can one introduce something so ostentatious in something as simple as a minimalistic space? Well, the answer is simple: you go for the plainest design element and accent with it. In the case of this image, it’s the wall-beading on the media wall that’s surrounding by the unadorned upkeep.
Minimalism in the contemporary times does not mean that you have to cut off some of the trendiest aspects of your home interior. It simply means that you have to be extremely strategic with its placement, finish, and stylistic potential. For example, if you’ve got a luxurious kitchen island, it’s how you dress it with the minimalist materials and furniture that actually counts.
3. Not completely inhibiting your geometry
When people think about minimalism, they mostly think about all the restraints that come with it – especially in the furniture department. However, these days you have a lot more leeway to be creative with your furniture choices. Instead of going full-scale compact and rectangular, you can simply opt for slightly wide curves and button tufting on a simple, unadorned canvas.
4. The best of clean and sleek
Most of the minimal aesthetic depends on the perfect proportion of sleekness and cleanliness to be really effective. In the case of most interior designs, it comes in the form of reflective and gloss finished surfaces such as mirrors, laminates, and stone countertops. It’s a timeless articulation that is relevant even today.
A protip for minimalists in 2019: create the perfect match of natural light and white surfaces. Not only can it enhance the spaciousness of your rooms, but also make them feel acutely glamorous and inspiring.