To achieve a minimalist decoration, you must understand the law of less is more. The less there is in a room, both in furniture and in the disorder that is generated daily, the more space there will be for the entry of light, for the appreciation of the room and of course to enjoy it more.
Minimalism is a movement that went from art to home design in the 1920s, but it is still considered one of the most innovative styles. Minimalism has been described as the pioneer of forward-thinking design, in which everything used must meet the needs, which means that each element must be functional.In a minimalist room, even decorative pieces have a purpose.
Reduce the amount of furniture to the basics, then build your decor on top of it only when necessary. A collage of abstract art pieces is not a mark of minimalism. Give each piece a reason to be there.
After locating the furniture a room needs, consider the shape of each piece. Think of the basic shapes: squares and rectangles. Then think about the most common lines used in the design: horizontal, vertical, diagonal, zigzag, and curve.
Followers of the De Stijl movement, which began in 1917 and is considered the predecessor of minimalism, limited themselves to these forms to simplify and get to the core essence of art.
While there is no need to be so strict in choosing shapes, sticking to the basics will bring the room together. Unity is needed to present the room as a complete package and therefore minimized. The lack of abstract details will allow the eye to roam the beautiful lines.
3, Furniture in minimalist decoration
If you start decorating a house from scratch, no problem, but if you want to change your already decorated house, then you must decorate one room at a time, never all at the same time. The first step is to define all the furniture that is unnecessary or that can be dispensed with.
Don’t be afraid to get rid of them, leave only the most comfortable, functional and practical. The room will benefit from the greater entry of light and the feeling of wider spaces.
The minimalist house is very demanding with respect to order. For example, all types of accumulative papers, such as invoices or correspondence, should have their own permanent storage place.
The image of a minimalist house cannot give rise to thrown things or dirt. Cleanliness, order and balance are essential.
The basis of the order is that each thing in the house must have an assigned place, a place that corresponds to it. In the kitchen, all the appliances can be placed on the same shelves to make the room look uncluttered.
5.Walls in minimalist decoration
With regard to the walls, each room can have one, at most two pictures, if the room is very large.
As we see in the image below, it is a question that the wall does not need any decorative element, but that its materials are sufficient to make them look attractive.
The main attraction of style is that it allows us to enjoy the elements that truly give us functionality. It is not good to have spaces covered with meaningless objects, which do not provide us with either aesthetics or functionality.
Although, although clear spaces are sought, the style makes room for the incorporation of a few accents, which provide personality to them. The recreation of warm and pleasant spaces is sought, which would otherwise be difficult to achieve.
7. Smells in Minimalist Decor
As for colors, white is the minimalist color par excellence, although if you prefer a more personalized decoration, beige, cream and khaki are some perfect options, also to wear on the walls or furniture.
Coloring a minimalist space with modest tones like white, beige, and gray is popular, but venturing beyond the monotonous is no sin in minimalist decor.
Primary colors such as yellow and blue are fine as long as they are viewed in their purest hues. Tones like dijon and azure can make a home appear more contemporary than minimalist, reflecting a design movement that came after minimalism.
The kitchen is an especially great place to incorporate brighter colors. In minimalist spaces, the dining room table and kitchen often share the same space, so you don’t want the area where you gather for conversation and eating seem too sterile.
The important thing in colors is the decrease in visual load. Some notes of color can be given through small accents, such as works of art, cushions or rugs, which are ideal since they can easily be changed when we get bored.
A minimalist home shouldn’t be cold. Concrete and wood are two of the most popular flooring options for a minimalist design.
The minimalist architect Mies van der Rohe preferred building materials considered modern in the first half of the 20th century, especially steel and industrial glass, due to their simple nature.
A neutral rug on the floor, like the jute rug above, is a popular method with minimalists who want to add some warmth to a room.