Four steps to a Minimalist Home

Four steps to a Minimalist Home


Minimalism is a term used to describe an artistic movement that began in the 1950s. The term was first coined by artist Richard Wollheim, who used it to describe the work of Donald Judd and others.

The movement began with painting, in which artists would choose simple, uncluttered forms—often lines and geometric shapes—to convey meaning. As the movement progressed, it took on a more philosophical dimension, as artists sought to express complex ideas through simple means.

The minimalist approach was then applied to other forms of art, including music, sculpture and architecture.

In interior design, minimalism is often characterised by a lack of ornamentation and unnecessary detail. 

Minimalist Aesthetics

Minimalism is about a lot more than just sleek furniture and sharp lines. It's about making the most of your space, and seeing the beauty in emptiness.

How to create a Minimalist space correctly?

1. Increase Storage to tuck away the unnecessary items.


That way only items worth emphasising can be displayed. This will help keep your space looking clean and organized while allowing you to show off the things that really matter

2. Invest in unique premium homewares of good quality to ensure an exemplary design flow. 

These can be used as accents or focal points without taking up much room because they're small enough not to overwhelm the room but big enough so they don't get lost amongst other decor items. For example, a marble table lamp would look great on an end table beside some candles and flowers.

3. Stick to just one colour palette, such as neutrals like beiges, earthy tones, greys or even monochromes. 

This will make even simple objects feel more luxurious, which is perfect if you're trying to create a minimalist space! 

4. Layer your base colour with textures like linens, velvet and Boucle'

Layering also helps draw attention away from any imperfections in your home that may otherwise stand out

Why choose Minimalist Interior Design ?

A minimal space with grey artwork and a day sofa with fur throw. A coffee table is placed in the most minimalist way with a little basket at the base.
Picture from Stylizimo Blog
  • Visual Appeal

Less is more with minimalism and your coveted possessions get a lot of attention. 

  • Easy to Maintain

This design ideology means lesser items which equals less clutter. This one is a no brainer.

  • Clarity 

The design is more precise and harmonious, creating a more focussed and zen space for the mind.

The only con of Minimalist Interior design is that you risk oversimplifying, leaving your space too bare. Hence, it is essential to get it right.

Before you go

Minimalism is also a very important part of Japandi. Japandi is the new 2021 design style which combines Japan and Scandinavia design styles. 

Did you know it is more than ever to choose sustainable homewares ?This article explains why you should choose your home decor consciously. 

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