I’ve been down this road before, having struggled to truly understand Minimalism while searching for a home with just as much space as possible while also prioritizing comfort and practicality over possessions. At the time, I’d imagined a home where my stuff would be sparse and I would then learn the key points of Minimalism that I’d have no choice but to practice in the real world.
Since then, I’ve come to understand that, like most things, Minimalism comes with more options than expected. On the other hand, Minimalism also teaches us that if we take care of what we’ve got and find joy in what we’ve accomplished, then it’s unlikely we’ll even have to replace much of what we own down the road. Follow the tips in this guide, to help create a minimalist interior design plan that will enhance the look of your home.
Foundation of Minimalist Design
Minimalism has never been more popular than it is right now because it allows people to focus on what’s important. It takes the focus away from stuff and puts it on enjoying life.
The first step to creating a minimalist interior design plan is to properly declutter your home. It’s a good idea to reorder all of your living areas so that they are arranged by usage. Once this is done, everything should be pretty straightforward from there. Start using colour and grouping items in the rooms according to their purpose. A large painting or mirror could be useful in a living area, and a bookcase can have a similar purpose in a bedroom.
Consider the need of your possessions. If you can get rid of anything that doesn’t serve a purpose anymore, make sure you donate it. You’ll end up feeling good because you’re clearing space in your home for things that are important. At the same time, it’ll make others feel good too, as you’re helping to share the load. You may be able to get a great deal of money back by selling items online as well.
Plan Your Storage
A minimalist interior design plan should be based around standard cabinets, with two other options: open shelving and cabinets with doors. To decide whether to use open shelving, for instance, you should think about the type of items you have in the room. For instance, perhaps you have some CDs in the living room that you could use to display in an open, visible place, but nothing that needs to be hidden or hidden away.
That said, even though open shelving is more appealing, it does require more effort in terms of maintenance and storage. In terms of cabinets with doors, you have the opportunity to go for something other than standard units. It’s best to choose a simple, uniform cabinetry style, which will offer the least amount of work and maintenance
Be Conscientious With Your Color Scheme
Minimalism doesn’t mean you should only use one color of paint on a wall. Minimalism means you are more aware of what you need in a space and what you can live without.
Minimalism is not the same thing as having just a few pieces of decor. It is the quality of a collection that gives a space a minimalist look. There is no way to give your entire home or office a minimalist feel by having just one thing.
The goal of minimalism is not to cover every last inch of your home with posters, light fixtures, paintings and carvings of cats wearing hats made out of packing peanuts. But it is important to determine how much you like your furniture and what you do and do not need in a space.
Once you have decided to live without a lot of stuff in your life, the most important part of minimally-inclined design is the furniture and the setting. This is how a minimalist living room sets the tone of a room, and with good taste and a solid dose of fun, the theme can be adapted to fit any mood.