You might have heard about a minimalistic lifestyle where someone lives with a minimum number of items such as furniture, toiletries, clothes and even choice of food. Sounds boring? You might think that way. But when it comes to the minimalist living room, it’s all about an organized, clean, clutter-free, calming, refreshing and spacious room that is perfect for socializing, dozing or relaxing. Here are some tips for setting up a clutter-free living room for you.
Less is more
The concept “less is more” must be visible in your so-called minimalist living room. Spare plenty of space by having less and small-sized furniture to get the most out of every inch. You can also choose multifunctional furniture, so that you don’t have to buy more than one furniture for multiple necessities. Keep your decor simple and pare down nonessential items.
Choose minimalist designed furniture, and integrate smart storage like the drawers under the bench.
The room can still be stylish even though it has a few furniture. Choose beautiful contemporary designed furniture like this curve sofa, then complement with tiny round table and slim standing lamp.
Popping color doesn’t always come from furniture, but it can come from greenery. Not only beautiful, but indoor greenery is also beneficial for both your physical and mental health. It eliminates harmful toxins, improves your concentration, reduces stress levels, and livens up the mood. It is best to put it beside the window to produce more oxygen from the maximum exposure from the sun.
Even one simple green plant can transform the entire room.
You can opt for one big plant to refresh the room. For a more stunning look, use green pot.
One popping color
Although the minimalist room is usually associated with white color, it doesn’t mean that everything in the room must be in white. You can choose one particular item to stand out by choosing the bright colored ones. For example, a striking brown sofa surrounded by all-white walls. When people walk into your living room, their eyes will immediately be fixed on the couch as the main star.
If it’s not for the brown color accent, this room will look pale. That’s why adding a popping color is really important to transform the room.
Adding bold blue color to a neutral living room really makes a great difference. This living room looks more stunning.
Highlight high-quality artworks
Expensive and high-quality painting or photograph hung on the neutral or muted color wall allows itself to stand out. It is even best to hang only one but large artwork on your wall as the focal point of your living room. If you have more than one photograph or painting, then put only one in each room.
One big monochromatic abstract painting makes for a wonderful focal point of this living room.
You can also hang a sculptural object to make a statement.
Play with texture and shape
If you think that all white design is your cup of tea and you are not considering mixing and match colors for your minimalist living room, you can play with shape and texture. You can combine soft and hard material, rounded shape and straight line, etc.
This living room is filled with rectangular shaped furniture which is interesting, and completed with textured rug that add warmth to the area.
You can also add textures by incorporating knitted pillowcases, geometric shaped vase, rug, poufs, and plant. Layers of texture can make the living room feel warm and comfy.
There are vast numbers of tips on decorating a minimalist living room that you can choose. Whichever that you will implement in your living room, make sure you stick to the “less is more” principle. If plain vanilla is not your liking, you can play with textures, shapes, choice of colors, and many more.