How to effortlessly achieve a minimalist interior

January 15, 2019

Minimalist interior design is super trendy because it creates an overwhelmingly beautiful effect. The aim is to have as few things as possible in your home, which makes it very spacious and, well, minimalistic! Some people find it hard to achieve this look, so here’s my advice to make it happen in your home:

 

Keep the colours neutral and simple

Minimalist design is all about being very simple and neutral. There’s no need for extravagant wallpaper here with loads of quirky designs and bright colours. On the contrary, you want the walls and ceiling to look very muted and neutral. Whites, greys, and maybe even a mixture of blacks are all you really need. Pale blues can work well too, but you don’t want to over complicate things and add in too many colours. One to three should do it, and you capture the simple minimalist beauty perfectly.

 

Send some things to storage

Let’s face it, the modern human being has a lot of stuff. If you want a minimalist interior design, then you have to get rid of a lot of your belongings. Don’t throw them out, there are companies like Henfield Storage that let you rent out rooms or boxes to keep things in. It’s a cost that’s well worth paying for if you want to be a true minimalist in your home. Instantly, you’ll free up a lot of space and have a more open and simple looking property. Think about all the things that are essential to your life, then move the rest into storage.

 

 

Create more space using furniture

As the above point touches on, you want to keep your interior as spacious as possible for this design trend. Moving the majority of things into storage will help, but you also need to address the furniture. Clearly, you need at least one sofa in a living room, a table in a dining room, and beds in the bedrooms. These take up space, but you can actually use them to create more space. Store things under your bed in need boxes or drawers, buy footstools for the living room that open up and serve as a storage box, buy nesting tables or a dining table that folds up into a smaller version - and so on. The point is; you use furniture to be more functional and help create more space in your home.

 

Let there be light

An unknown fact about minimalist design is that brightness places a key role. It helps make the room feel bigger, brighter, and it brings out the neutral colours as well. So, focus on the lighting in your rooms to bring in as much natural light as you can, but also ensuring that they remain well lit when it’s dark outside. You won’t find a minimalist interior that’s draped in shadows - it’s all about brightness.

 

Four simple tips; that’s all it takes to capture the essence of minimalistic interior design. If you’re looking for a way to style your home while decluttering and making it feel fresh, then this is an excellent idea for you.

 

*this is a collaborative post*

 

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Hello, I'm Sarah. Part of a family of 5 who can often be found foraging in the woods or camping at a festival. I love anything boho and am rarely without my camera.

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