Get this globally popular style right
Crosby Editorial Team
Have a good gaze around your home. Pay attention to all the furniture pieces in each room. Look at the portraits on the wall and the objects that sit on your desktops. Can we declutter or sort them between needed and not required? Or can you do away with some of them? Minimalism is all about keeping things simple and subtracting unnecessary frills and the things from your decor. And a lot of homes are turning to minimalist decor style as a refreshing way of neat, organised and clutter-free living.
Minimalist interior design is an exercise in restraint where space, lighting, and items are given equal weight.
To create a collection of carefully chosen items with the most impact, this design requires you to reduce your furniture to the bare minimum.
This fashion is anything but uninteresting; it's daring, practical, and incredibly memorable. If you want to try out simple, elegant interiors for a change, channel your inner Marie Kondo and use these nine suggestions.
"Minimalism unites the space while allowing for airflow. It is more basic, but in no way less designed. There is a pressing need for uncluttered places.
It feels right to be minimalist."
Interior designer Crosby
Decorating in a Minimalist Style Tip #1 : Stick to a restrained colour palette
Think monochrome to enhance the minimalist look
Light colours such as white along with understated neutrals, barely-there greys, and pastels are intrinsic to minimalist interiors. Though you could add brighter colours, we suggest you stick to one or two and limit the dosage. The picture above uses shades of beige and white to create a well-lit room. Even the marble dinner table here enhances the minimalist style.
Minimalist Interior Design Tip #2: Empty spaces and focal points
The key is to build focus on a few things and not several items
Empty space is considered an important element in minimalist room decor, since space interacts with the objects and defines the look. Visual balance is just as important and can be achieved only by having a focal point. Notice how the living room has plenty of empty space and no unwanted distraction. At the same time, some of the family’s essential decor elements do find a spot on the walls.
Minimalist Design Tip #3: Declutter and edit
Keep the bare minimum on surfaces
Having a minimalist interior design means you need to say goodbye to clutter. And to do that, you’ll have to edit what you display on shelves and tables. Stick to essentials only and store the rest in cabinets. This kitchen shows how only a few well-chosen elements have made it to the counters. Also, the choice of a white kitchen with a pop of wine red gives t