Minimalist Interior Design Trends in 2022

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.

Bowman 6 1/2" White Oak Hardwood in Canvas featured in a modern kitchen
Bowman 6 1/2″ White Oak Hardwood in Canvas

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. 

Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Side Panels featured in a large living room window
Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Side Panels

Neutral monochromatic color palettes are darlings in the Minimalist design world but you can also go bold with a darker color palette. 

Ibla 4x20 Chevron Porcelain Tile in Resina featured in bedside flooring
Ibla 4×20 Chevron Porcelain Tile in Resina

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.

Monticello 8 1/2" White Oak Hardwood in Barker featured in living room flooring
Monticello 8 1/2″ White Oak Hardwood in Barker

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. 

Naturel 3x30 Wood Plank Tile in Clair featured in a minimalist interior
Naturel 3×30 Wood Plank Tile in Clair
Epworth Pergo 7.5" Waterproof Laminate in Reverence Oak featured in dining room
Epworth Pergo 7.5″ Waterproof Laminate in Reverence Oak

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. 

Michelangelo 12x24 Polished Porcelain Tile in Carrara
Michelangelo 12×24 Polished Porcelain Tile in Carrara
COREtec Stone 12x24 Vinyl Tile in Harmonia featured in bedroom
COREtec Stone 12×24 Vinyl Tile in Harmonia

Tile 

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.

Ibla 4x20 Chevron Porcelain Tile in Resina featured in bedroom floor
Ibla 4×20 Chevron Porcelain Tile in Resina

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. 

Palm Hex 6x7 Glazed Porcelain Tile in White featured in bathroom wall
Palm Hex 6×7 Glazed Porcelain Tile in White

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.

Oslo Shag Area Rug in Silver Gray
Oslo Shag Area Rug in Silver Gray

Window shades and drapes are also an effective way to add different textures to your design. 

Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Roman Shades featured in living room window treatments
Hunter Douglas Design Studio™ Roman Shades

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. 

Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades in living room window treatment
Hunter Douglas Designer Screen Shades