The Less is Really More

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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.

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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.

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Characteristics “main aspects”

FurnitureA 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.

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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.

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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.

As a furniture don’t use more that a seater sofa, one lounge/reclining chair, one small coffee table, flat screen TV on the wall , no showcase or cabinet required, a simple art decoration.
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Dinning Room – A dinning table size should be based on your family size and number of friends you want to receive. It should be very simple, with a clear glass top or natural wood colors for the table and chairs.
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Bedroom – The design of a bed should be as minimal as possible and preferably without or with a very small hood (the backside of the bed). For a mood lighting add a few lamps. Keep it clutter free.
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Study Room – Round or Square Table (preferable white or neutral color) with minimal desk-lamp, and book shelf ( not over crowded with books).
Add indoor plant to liven up the space and make it look refreshing.
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Kitchen – Whether looking at your furniture or anything else in the room, ask yourself if the item is truly essential. If you can live without it, get it out. Try to strip the room down to its essentials — you can always add a few choice items beyond the essentials later.
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Bathrooms – The color is the key in the design of a bathroom. You may use any material you like on the floor and walls, just make sure you use neutral colors.
The bathtub will be added only if you have a lavish bath  and it shouldn’t occupy more than 20% of the space.
The cabinet should be under the sink, and no cabinets on walls as they make your bathroom look way smaller and create a visual distraction.
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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.

 

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