Starting to develop the theory of “less is more”, we need to see minimalism not just a plain white box or cold ultramodern space, but as a concept that simultaneously showcases exceptional functional design while artistically creating a simply way of life.
Influenced by Japanese architecture the Zen philosophy, minimalism is a movement based on the idea of using only what is needed, with an emphasis on negative space.
Using a minimalist approach in home décor can mean achieving a peaceful space devoid of clutter and distractions.
Over time, most homeowners take on more and more items – sometimes blurring the line between what is needed and what is simply taking up space for absolutely no reason at all.
The Benefits “there are many , but lets name a few”
The simplicity which is the basic for the minimalist style can make you calm and content. On the other hand symmetry creates balance in the interior and also helps with relaxation. Colors and lighting also have a great impact on the mood, that is why minimalist interiors focus on natural light and color schemes. This combination creates an open, light and airy atmosphere, along with Positive Vibes.
Imagine a meditation hall, all painted in neutral colors, with comfortable furniture. It’s always a positive feeling, right!
You get similar feeling in a minimal home.
Characteristics “main aspects”
Furniture – A minimalist room would only contain a few essential pieces of furniture.
A living room, for example, might only have a couch, another chair or love seat, a coffee table, a minimalist entertainment stand (not a huge one with a bunch of shelves), a television, and a couple of lamps. It could even contain less (couch, chairs, and coffee table, for example).
A bedroom needs nothing more than a bed, a small side table and perhaps a chair. If you are aspiring to a true minimalist design, then rid your bedroom of large chests, heavy armories and other such items.
Quality over quantity – Instead of having a lot of stuff in your home, a minimalist would choose just a few really good things he loves and uses often. A really nice table, for example, is better than 5 pieces of press-board furniture.
More Natural Light – A minimal home is designed in a way to take maximum advantages of natural light. With light neutral colors in the interiors, a minimal home always looks brighter and pleasing to the eye.
Accent Decoration – when adding it, remember that less is often more. Stick to fewer pieces that make a larger statement rather than several pieces that make no statement.
Create it – “let’s get into the details”
Living Room – keep color combinations to a minimum further enhances the serene and balanced environment. This doesn’t necessarily translate to keeping everything black and white. Pops of color, monochromatic hues of any color, and layers of textures such as wood and wool work well in any minimalist space.
Is this kind of minimalist home devoid of character and fun and life, that you are looking for? If you might think so, to get a satisfaction, a fulfillment, at looking around and seeing a comfortable home, you need to keep it free of clutter. It’s calming, and liberating, and just nice.
Transform your home to a simpler and more meaningful life.