Jun 08, 2021 | Carpet One Floor & Home
Minimalist style is all the rage thanks to its clean lines, smooth textures, and simplistic beauty. Whether it’s the modern appearance of minimalist style that catches your eye or the basic look of a room that feels uncluttered but still flawlessly styled, we’ve got a few minimalist style ideas and décor tips that will help you create the minimalist bedroom, living room, or dining room you’ve always dreamed of. And better yet, it’s easy to get started!
What truly makes a minimalist bedroom, well, minimalist, is the clean lines, neat appearance, small amount of décor, and neutral color palette. So how do you create the minimalist look in your own home? We have a few tips and tricks you can follow to get started on your minimalist space today.
The first thing you can quickly and easily do is go through all your items room by room. Ask yourself, what do I need to have in this specific space, and where am I going to store it? The primary key to a minimalist space is the cleanliness of the room, so starting here is a great way to remove items that aren’t necessary. On the other hand, if you do need them, you’ll need to find a spot for them. For example, in minimalist bedrooms it’s really not necessary to have the walls completely covered by art or photos. Removing them will give you the opportunity to source what truly makes you feel connected to the space. Additionally, minimalist living rooms aren’t overridden by excess linens or books, so be sure to keep that in mind when determining what you may or may not need.
Not only is it important to remove the items you don’t need, it’s just as important to keep it that way. Find a place for everything in the room to ensure that it doesn’t end up appearing cluttered in a spot it doesn’t belong. Minimalist style echoes peace and comfort, and there’s no way to evoke those feelings when things feel messy.
One thing that really makes a minimalist space shine is a neutral color palette. Not only does it allow you to choose elements that complement each other without taking the design too far in one direction or another, but it makes a space feel calm. Think rustic brown hues, black metal, and shades of white, and always consider the undertones of the wall paint and flooring when choosing your primary elements for the space.
When creating a minimalist interior design, choose a few pieces for the space and then take something away. You might be surprised at how a design can stand on its own when you choose the right elements. Plus, if you’re sticking to minimalism, you’ll want to keep as little as possible to keep it clean, organic, and refined.
The perfect minimalist style exudes style, comfort, and cleanliness, and there’s almost no better room in the home for that than the bedroom. Take a look at these minimalist bedroom ideas and get inspired by how relaxing and serene they make you feel.
In this bedroom by Sara Bederman, light gray walls featuring white trim create the perfect canvas for minimalist style. The coffered ceiling adds a nice touch with its detailing, and a triangle-shaped light fixture is cool and calm in the space. Ensuring there’s no extra décor or clutter, two nightstands sit beside the bed providing drawer storage. Additionally, a light gray rug complements simplistic bed linens to complete the look and feel of the modern but minimal bedroom space.
Design: SARA BEDERMAN Photography: STEPHANI BUCHMAN
Clean white walls are the main feature in this minimalist style bedroom where natural light, basic design, and simplicity demonstrate unique design style. A metal bed frame is functional, modern, and bold, while white and beige linens adorn the bed and make it feel cozy. Books have their spot beneath the nightstand, while storage is given beneath the window in the built-in nook, making for a perfect balance of chic, minimalist appearance.
Design: MICHELLE BERWICK Photography: LARRY ARNAL
What does a minimalist living room consist of? Just like other minimalist styles, minimalist living rooms take all the clutter away and focus on furniture, quality, and natural beauty rather than quantity. These minimalist living rooms are just a few examples of how minimalist style can be achieved.
Take a look at the clean, straight lines in this living room and how they command the space’s interior design appearance. From the polished lines on the fireplace that go from floor to ceiling to the metal on the coffee table and chairs, the lines pull your eye to each part of the design, giving it movement. Each element speaks for itself, proving that minimalist living room style is all about having the right pieces together in one space.
Design: Andrea Colman Photography: MIKE CHAJECKI
In this large minimalist living room with huge windows and high ceilings, architecture reigns supreme while décor complements but doesn’t overwhelm the design. White walls, a shiny fireplace, and natural light feel well-executed when paired with a minimalist sofa, television stand, and clean rug.
Design: LOUIS DUNCAN-HE
A place to eat and get together with family and friends, dining rooms are essential to a home’s look and feel. A minimalist dining room feels classy, sleek, and simple, and provides everything needed for the space while also offering a style that is polished and timeless.
Large minimalist artwork hanging on the wall is the first thing you probably see when looking at this minimalist dining room. And, because of its size, shape, and color, it is the perfect addition to this dining room space. The unique black chairs provide shape and personality, and the natural wood tones in the dining table and flooring make this minimalist dining room an excellent example of all the possibilities.
Design: KATE DAVIDSON Photography: VALERIE WILCOX
Using nothing more than is needed, this minimalist dining room by Michelle Berwick focuses on natural wood and metals beautifully. Seen in the fireplace, dining room table, and flooring, these varying wood tones make the minimalist space feel warm and cozy, even without the linens. Filling up space, the corner metal chair with a fuzzy blanket is all that’s needed to complete this minimalist style.
Design: MICHELLE BERWICK Photography: LARRY ARNAL
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