While everybody was busy focusing on the big things, there’s a small niche of designers who adhere to Mies Van Der Rohe’s infamous saying, “God is in the details.” This adage is especially relevant when you’re working on a small style modern interior design. You can just focus on the general embellishment and its décor to get a very neat and sophisticated ambiance. Here’s how you can do it:
1. Be minimal – focus on arrangement
The first thing that you must learn about this trend is that there’s no use in buying a ton of accessories and cluttering it all throughout the interior design. Instead, you choose select pieces that you feel like complement the ambiance the most and just work with them. The two cushions on the couch in this image are a great example of how you can execute this idea.
2. Don’t be redundant – leave it empty
Here’s the thing; you cannot just place everything you want on a shelf willy-nilly and without any purpose at all. If it doesn’t contribute to the visual and functional elegance of a space then you must not use it at all. Take this kitchen shelving design as an example; it has all the appliances and gadgets as display accessories, and leaves the middle shelf completely empty as to not litter it with useless things.
3. Be classy with your decor
There are some spaces that you cannot help but be artsy with, so here’s your guide on how to dress them with the right décor: just be a minimalist. Leave a few shelves empty, furnish others with books, be very picky with your accessories, and don’t choose anything that’s too gaudy. The partition shelf in this image is a great example of how you can execute this technique.
4. Try to emulate linearity
The best kind of arrangement that you can opt for in this minimalist décor trend is linearity. As long as it makes sense, is pleasantly symmetrical to the eye, and consists of classy accessories, you’ll automatically start feeling attracted to it. If you look at this image, you’ll see how the linear arrangement of mismatched trinkets ends up looking absolutely sophisticated when you place it right.
5. The shape of your shelf
The shape of your shelf also matters a lot with this trend. Since the focus is on all the small details, what carries it matters a lot as well. You have to be as simple and straightforward with the design as you possibly can – stick to basic geometry and try to avoid anything that’s too abstract.