The Minimalist Interior design style is all about clean lines, and uncluttered, monochromatic simplicity. This is a design style that needs to be curated carefully and pointedly in order to work as there are fewer materials and decor to work with. While simplicity might seem "simple" we've discovered that the most difficult style to replicate is that of the Minimalist uncluttered look.
Color Palette & Planning Ahead
Out of all the possible interior styles from home, minimalist interiors need the most planning and methodology with the design choices. Picking a color palette for your minimalist home is essential and should be one of the first steps in your design process. An easy way to keep your design on track and create a cohesive look is to lean into a monochromatic color palette.
Neutral monochromatic color palettes are darlings in the Minimalist design world but you can also go bold with a darker color palette.
Start from the Floors Up
Hardwood & Wood Look Flooring
When it comes to minimalist flooring there are a couple of great options to choose from. We suggest going with a more natural look floor like hardwood or stone to get a more authentic look. When it comes to hardwood, the more natural the floor looks the better, so staying away from high gloss finishes is a must.
Don't be afraid to take (calculated) risks when it comes to flooring. Choosing a wood that has some texture can add visual interest to a space without being too overwhelming.
Fake the wood look! If cost or location is disabling you from putting down real hardwood, wood-look tiles, laminate, and vinyl can replicate the natural hardwood look and are a great option for homeowners. These wood look options are often waterproof and have superior durability.
Stone & Stone Look Flooring
Another great option for minimalist flooring is natural stone or stone look vinyl or tile flooring. If you decide to go with stone flooring, it's best to go with a lighter marble Carrara or a light beige marble.
The natural stone look can easily be replicated with vinyl that is both highly durable and functional.
If you want to shake things up a little, tile flooring can also work wonderfully in this type of interior style. When it comes to choosing the right tile for minimalist design a tile with subtle texture can completely makeover a space.
Don't forget the Textile & Texture
Adding different textiles and textures are essential to minimalist design. Texture gives your interior space 3D interest and breaks up the monochromatic color palette in a beautiful way. Texture can be added in by strategically choosing your decor accessories. Throw pillow and blanks warm up a space and also adds some necessary hygge that every home needs.
Some other great way to play with different textiles is to add a chic area rug, Area rugs do an excellent job at breaking up different spaces and accentuating your design.
Window shades and drapes are also an effective way to add different textures to your design.
Follow Form & Function
Form is the beauty of the design while the function is the practicality of the design. It's vital that every piece of furniture and decor in minimalist design is not only stunning but a practical design choice. Furniture should be streamlined in order to give your minimal space a more airy look and every piece in your house should have a purpose even if it's as simple as the piece makes you smile.