Less Is More, A Mini Guide On Minimalistic Interior Decor
Minimalistic home design is a concept that many people are gravitating toward. From personal experience, the decluttering of my personal space has changed the look and feel of my home substantially. I've simplified without simplifying too much. I've decluttered while still making my space look and feel simple, yet pure. (Disclaimer: these images are not actual photos of my home.)
Essentially, I wanted to bring a beautiful bold feeling to my space, eliminating what felt clustered, and suffocating but focusing on how my choice of design could increase my mood. What could help decrease my stress levels, what could help me feel calm and at peace, while simultaneously minimizing my anxiety attacks? Choosing a more minimalistic style of living has helped. This meant, less being more. I wanted my space to feel like love, while still looking fun and livable. Our homes are where we spend most of our time, it's important that our personal spaces offer a sense of self-love, comfort, and calmness.
I started with deciding on what colors to incorporate into my space. Always consider light colors such as white along with understated neutrals, barely-there greys, and pastels are intrinsic to minimalist homes. During the spring, I tend to decorate with pink accents. Pink is known to be the universal color of love so, I try to choose a more loving vibe in the spring. You can go bold with pops bright coloring but I recommend bright colors being incorporated very minimally. We can’t forget another important aspect, lighting, lighting is a critical component in any home, minimalist or not. I love the idea of bare windows or barely there drapes. And by that I drapes/curtains with really thin or sheer material.
Living with less doesn’t mean forgoing the necessities. Opening up the room and bringing a more airy feel into the space is an essential element in minimalist decor. Your space should interact with the objects and define the look. It's important to have accessories and color schemes that liven your mood. White is often another color of choice for my living space. White has been known as a color of purity and new beginnings. I almost always choose art and colors that remind of serenity and peace.
Incorporating art, vases and unique one of a kind decorative elements as accents is always a nice touch. Again, choosing decorative elements in increments, not overdoing it so that you’re not overwhelming your home with a lot of things. Carefully plan the redesign of your space so that you decrease hoarding vast amounts of storage, freeing you from the weight of excess clutter and allowing your home to feel calm, livable and peaceful. Below is a list of a couple things to remember when going the minimalist route:
Lighting does a space real good.
Constrained color pallets are almost always your best bet.
Declutter and eliminate anything unwanted, unneeded.
Patterns, focal points and vibrant colors tend to liven up your space.
Neutral color palettes with a pop of color of mixture of texture goes a long way.
I’d love to hear your tips and ideas on minimal decor. Shoot me a comment or an email and let me know what are some of the ways you’ve gone about decorating your space.