In the words of Leonardo da Vinci, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Minimalism has long been a permanent fixture in the design world, with the popularity of scandi and oriental aesthetics helping to ensure its prominence and dominance as a top-tier trend.
To achieve minimalism, stick to muted colour palettes—preferably monochrome or achromatic. Think bright whites, light greys or calming blues.
Use natural materials in your home, such as stone, wood or rope, to celebrate your surroundings and bring the outside in. These materials will tie in nicely with a muted colour palette and are very understated.
I always go for industrial or oriental-inspired lighting when creating a minimalist aesthetic. Think stripped back basics–an exposed light bulb hanging from a wire or a simple lantern shade.
Stick to sleek, simple designs.
A minimal home must be tidy and well organised so layout and storage are key to creating a clutter-free space. A little research into the art of Feng Shui wouldn’t go amiss!
Build on the calming atmosphere with a simple water feature. Its soothing sounds are sure to help you achieve inner peace—if only momentarily!
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