When it comes to decorating your home, many people prefer the minimalist approach as oppose to other styles of decorating. Minimalism is a relatively modern concept that basically, less is more.
I wholly agree with this simply because, it’s the truth. Would you rather have your home chuck full of items simply to take up space? Or, would you rather have a few pieces that are important and stand out, while leaving space for you to live in?
If you’re like me, then the latter would appeal to you. So, in this article, we will be taking a closer look at various minimalist home decor styles and how you can apply it to your house to make it a home.
The first tip is all about the furniture in your home. After all, minimalism is all about proportion and balance. Nothing should be too big or too small, but proportionate to one another and well suited to the size of the room.
Also, from a visual stand point, not all the furniture and accessories in the room need to match. They should instead complement and coordinate with one another.
A dramatic effect can be added through dramatically different sizes, so instead of going small, go extremely small with some items and extremely large with others.
Another tip is that since you are minimally furnishing a room, then you need to focus on the quality of your items since quantity isn’t an issue.
You shouldn’t be furnishing your home with normal catalog items or pieces from Ikea. Instead, you should try to find unique pieces that are an expression of yourself or your personal tastes. This is a great way to make your home unique and truly beautiful.
A third tip is that since you are not focusing on having a lot of “stuff” or items in each room, then you should pay more attention to the details.
For example, a textured wall or a specific pattern on a pillow can add a lot to the room. The beauty is in the details and in things that may not be noticed with the first glance. By focusing on creating rich details in the pieces that you currently have in the room, you will add depth and interest to the room without the clutter.
Lighting is another important issue in minimally decorated spaces. You need to be aware of how natural light enters your home and how it affects the space. Lighting can be enhanced by adding windows with special glass treatments.
Alternatively, various light fixtures can be added to the room and can even become one of the more defining elements of the room depending on your overall design.
In closing, we have just looked at a few tips that will help you with your minimalist home decor. The truth is, you are only limited by your imagination, so be sure to experiment as much as you want to find a look that you’re satisfied with. You can also check out various decorating magazines and websites for more tips and ideas to make your house into your dream home.