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Minimalist Décor Isn’t for Everyone, but It Might Be Your Aesthetic

Here are 5 tips that will make your living space look minimal. The key driver supporting minimalism is the belief that our present way of life is overburdened with material possessions.

Minimalist Decor
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The minimalist decorating is a study in restraint, with equal emphasis on space, illumination, and items. This style necessitates reducing your furnishings to the bare essentials, leaving you with a collection of carefully selected objects that have maximum impact. As a result, you only require what you need and nothing more. The key driver supporting minimalism is the belief that our present way of life is overburdened with material possessions and that appreciating things has overtaken what is genuinely valuable.

The concept itself has received a lot of attention in books and documentaries, sparking a trend of people giving up their possessions to live a more minimalist lifestyle. While the lifestyle as a whole is gaining popularity, it mainly stems from the worlds of design and architecture. Having minimalist decor is not the same as living a full-on minimalist lifestyle – and the two can coexist.

In other words, you can achieve a minimalist look in your home without getting rid of everything. This is how minimalist decor design can be done:

1.Keep it cool

Dining table
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The most important part of the home—the people who live in it—should be supported first and foremost by the room decor. Cleanliness, muted colours, and minimal decor draw attention to what’s going on in the room rather than specific items. White and other light colours, as well as understated neutrals, barely-there greys, and pastels, are essential in minimalist households. Though you could use brighter colours, we recommend sticking to one or two and limiting the dosage. To create a well-lit room, the image above employs beige and white tones. Even the marble dinner table here adds to the minimalist aesthetic.

2.Stop accumulating things

Minimalistic Simple Desk
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Start with a clean slate by discarding all of it (yes, everything) from the room and replacing it with only the essentials. You don’t have to fill every available space on the shelf; instead, find a small focal piece that complements the furniture. Light, bright, and airy are keywords to remember. With sheer window treatments, you can let in as much light as possible (or maybe even no curtains at all).

3.Remove anything you don’t require

Next, consider how the space will be used. A plush couch and accent chairs are required for a comfortable living room. Make certain that your large pieces adhere to the muted colour scheme. In general, if your room has subdued tones and clean lines, you can add character with small pops of colour or accent pieces.

Bedroom interiors
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Use a variety of textures, bright colours, and busy patterns sparsely (don’t go overboard with argyle pillows or turquoise everything), and keep in mind that each piece should complement the entire room. This is where minimalism and minimalist decor diverge—you presumably don’t really need the extra throw pillow, but if it contributes just the correct amount of pop to your room, go ahead and get it.

4.One decoration should be highlighted at a time

A minimalist home does not have to be devoid of decorations or vibrant colours. The principle is to use accent pieces as accents rather than overcrowding your home. Similarly, when it comes to art, choose a single focal piece rather than a group of small ones. Portraits against a bare wall become a focal point in this living room.

Adorning a minimalist home can cause you to reconsider everyday items. The colourful throw pillows or the eye-catching painting on the wall are probably the first things that catch your eye in this living room. Even simple objects can stand out when set against a white or neutral backdrop. Maintenance is simplified with minimalist decor.

5.Allow the sun and moonlight in!

Interiors Windows Curtains
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You should use bare windows. It would greatly enhance the minimalist style if you could leave your windows unadorned and let the light pour in. If privacy is a concern, use the thinnest curtain material possible or blinds. Sheer curtains in this living room let in a lot of light, brightening everything in its path. This living room’s windows only add to its aesthetic value! Less is more!

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Written by Kavya

Pursuing food technology and trying to make it big. Kavya loves reading, learning and believes that life can be anything but predictable.

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