Mastering The Minimalist Look For Your Home

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The word “minimalist” usually refers to the reduction of an object down to its basic necessities. This particular term also refers to a modern architectural movement and design concept that has gained in popularity as of late. Here’s a quick guide on how to achieve that minimalist look for your abode.

Have plenty of natural light
Allowing natural light into a room will accentuate its bareness. The easiest way to achieve this is through pulling the curtains back. If privacy is an issue, consider installing blinds or lightweight day curtains.

Image credit: HipVan

Image credit: HipVan

Consider a restrained colour palette
Pick a colour scheme that’s easy on the eyes. Minimalist home designs tend to stick to a colour palette of black and white, accentuated by natural or metallic hues. Combining a neutral base with complementary shades gives a space more depth and a serene quality.

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Image credit: Pinterest

Declutter your home
Other than the essentials, all other items should be kept out of sight in cupboards or cabinets. Any displayed articles should be arranged neatly. Having sleek storage fixtures such as streamlined cabinets with simple outlines, also helps in achieving a neater home.

Ease up on the decor
Going for the minimalist look means you should start getting used to clean interiors with only slight accents. However, this does not mean getting rid of every single ornament, instead you should explore sleeker options that can enhance the look of a simple space. For instance, mirrors with trim frames can add a touch of sophistication to an austere room without being too overwhelming.

Image credit: HipVan

Image credit: HipVan

Employ plenty of clean lines and flat surfaces
Two defining characteristics of minimalist décor are clean lines and flat surfaces, as they create an uninterrupted flow between different sections of a home. So opt for streamlined furniture and fittings to accomplish a more understated look.

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