5 Ways to Create a Minimalist Home

Minimalist is the way to go…

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Minimalism is one of the hottest trends in recent years across all areas of design. When it comes to interior design, there’s a lot of overlap between minimalist and contemporary design. The difference is in how you approach your decisions around the decoration, design, and contents of your home. Furthermore, minimalist spaces are actually beneficial to the homeowners’ health and happiness too! In this post,  we discuss five ways in which you can transform a new or existing home into your version of a minimalist paradise.

1. Less is more

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The first step to achieving a minimalistic space is decluttering. It’s either you love it, or you let it go. Begin by going through every single drawer, cupboard, and room in your house. Many people never get past this first step because letting go of items that we don’t necessarily need or want can be difficult. Our tip to you: if you keep something hidden away in a box, it probably means you don’t really need it or love it.

2. Stick with simple minimalist furniture
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Simplistic furniture with clean, modern lines is the best for a minimalist design scheme. From your dining room table and chairs to your bed, you don’t want to choose furniture that doesn’t have a modern vibe or that’s ultra-traditional. Even when it comes to decorating your bed, a couple of pillows is enough, rather than overdoing it with layers of pillows.

3. Let there be light
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Bare white walls, simple colour palette and minimum decorations with the help of generous amounts of natural light and adds a timeless appeal to a bright and airy space.

4. Quality over quantity
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The challenge of working with this aesthetic is how little you have to work with. Make sure to consider each piece carefully before it enters the room. Choose well-made pieces that are built to last, will withstand daily use, and look better as a result. Your goal is to create a space that anyone would want to spend time in and to put an end on those impulse buys on trendy items that you’ll tire of quickly.

5. Go for simple decoration
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Minimalist interiors focus on space and simplicity. It isn’t all about white walls and monochrome colour palettes. It’s more about paring down the design elements in a room and giving a feeling of space. Alternatively, keep the colours neutral and use texture as decoration. A woven rug or patterned throw may be all the decoration you need in a room. And don’t forget that lighting can be decorative in itself.

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