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A Quick Start Guide to Design in Minimalist Style

Minimalist style Follows the principle -“Less is more” and its Simplicity, geometric shapes, minimal décor without ornamentation.

Minimalist style

Some of the Features of this Style are

-Follows the principle -“Less is more”

-Simplicity, geometric shapes, minimal décor without ornamentation

-Focus on function

-Open and airy, large amount of natural light

-Uncluttered spaces, concealed elements

-Limited chosen materials: glass, steel, plastic, ceramic, artificial and natural stone, wood

-Combination of not more than two colors-common white and grey, monochromatic

-Flat reflective surfaces, light as décor

-Furniture, color, open views – used as an accent

-A harmonious blend of colors and rich textures

-Simple line furnishings, hidden window treatments

Furniture in Minimalist Style

Furnishings are simple, streamed lines with ultra-clean lines. Most of the minimalistic style furniture are a combination of modern and contemporary style with added simplicity and technology. Limited variety of materials are chosen from wood, glass, metals (steel, chrome, nickel) which are aesthetically pleasing and sophisticated. Addition of reflective and glossy surfaces also favors this style.

Examples:

  • Clear tempered glass coffee table
  • Luxury grey fabric sectional sofa
  • Contemporary modular furniture

Fabrics

Natural fibers with textured/smooth finish with neutral colors and few shades of dark colors blend elegantly with minimalistic style.

Examples:

  • Chair with upholstery fabric of grey and textural finish
  • Throw blankets neutral colours.
  • Hand-crafted throw pillow

Flooring and Ceiling

The minimalistic design style encompasses an open floor plan with ample natural ventilation and uncluttered spaces. The ceilings, windows, doors are plain with no additional moldings or trim.

Examples:

  • Italian marble flooring
  • Maple hardwood light grey colour flooring
  • Carpet flooring

Decor

As the name suggests, minimalist style homes exhibit simplicity, minimal decor without ornamentation, and concealed elements. In a few homes, furniture or light fixtures create a focal point giving minimal importance to décor.

Examples:

  • Minimalistic circular sculptor
  • Wall decor-abstract wall art
  • Canvas text art
  • One or two plants/succulents

Lighting

Minimalist style lights feature modern and contemporary appeal with a blend of rich colours and finishes; metallic finishes, (such as brass, bronze, etc.) glass with unique designs and offering aesthetic appeal and relaxing mood.

Examples:

  • Brushed nickel integrated wall sconce
  • Tube top table lamp
  • Light oil rubbed bronze pendant light

The Definitive guide to different interior design styles are

https://thearchspace.com/category/guides/interior-design-styles/

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