6 Minimalist Living Room Tips
Minimalist living room designs help you adopt a simple way of life, it’s all about minimising clutter and organising yourself efficiently. Although, this doesn’t mean you cannot add your own personal touch, just make sure you choose furniture with clean curves, geometrical, spherical or rectangular. You may even want to call in some luxury interior designers. But most of all, you need to make sure that the room brings you peace when you get home at the end of the day, as after all, that is what a minimalist room is all about. Here are my top 6 tips to keep in mind when trying to create a minimalist living room:
Pick only crucial furniture
Minimalism is all about simple designs and colours. Therefore, you have to make sure that your designs offer clean lines and flat surfaces in your living room. You must not only pick furniture that is comfortable, but furniture that fits in with your minimalist design ideals. One advantage of minimalist interior design is that you can allow yourself to splash out on expensive furniture as you are keeping to the essentials. One quality drawer is better than three cheap drawers.
Confine your colour palette
When doing up your living room with minimalist inspiration, choose earthy and natural colours. You will want the overall basic colour to be a grey, white, cream or black with a strong colour for the accent like a burnt orange or grassy green. Although, of course, this is completely up to you
Sustain empty spaces
You should remember that space is a one of the key elements in minimalist design. Space will enhance the objects in the room more clearly and will prevent the room from being cramped with clutter and unnecessary furniture.
Produce a focal point
A focal point is the highlight of the room that creates a visual balance with the empty space. Common focal points are fireplaces, paintings or televisions. Design your living room with the focal point at centre stage
Pay attention to the lights
One of the most recurring tips you hear when talking about minimalist living rooms is about lighting. Minimalist living rooms should never be dark, which means you are probably better staying away from halogen or incandescent for your electrical light source and use fluorescent bulbs instead. Also, by keeping the amount of ornaments around your window down to a minimum, you will allow the window itself and the scene outside of it to be a decoration itself.
Play with textures
Different materials create different atmospheres in a minimalist rooms. Wooden furniture helps the room feel warmer and cosier, whereas a leather sofa will add texture alongside this warm undertone whilst avoiding a monotone colour palette.
For further reading do check out my post on minimalism for beginners