Less Is More - How To Create A Minimalist Home

June 03, 2016 | Decor | Minimalist
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Opting for a minimalist inspired house is much more than a trend – it’s a way of life. Contrary to what most people see, maintaining a simple aesthetic entails effort. It takes a lot of creativity to keep one’s space stylish and modern with limited colours and fixtures to choose from. Not to mention, it’s important to keep rooms clutter free to achieve a neat and organised look. But take note that creating a minimalist home should not be intimidating. It’s actually a fun and easy way to give your space it’s much needed restyling and make-over. Here’s how you can create your own minimalist home:

Furniture inventory

What stands out most in a minimalist home is the furniture. It’s critical to know which furniture to keep and which to do away with to achieve the minimalist look. Always keep in mind that it’s best to only have a few striking pieces that will really give your place flair and its signature look.


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Colour scheme

The key to pulling off a minimalist home is sticking to a few colour combinations that belong to the neutral colour palettes. For instance, the go to minimalist colour scheme includes black, grey, and white. If you feel this will make your space look too dull and boring, you may still opt to put bright colours, but make sure you use them sparingly and as accents only. This way, you maintain a minimalist look while having hints of colour to brighten up the mood of your space.


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Clear the surface

Make sure that your table tops or your flooring are free from clutter and unnecessary items to create more space and achieve a clean look. This is possible by properly planning the arrangement of your fixtures and accent pieces.


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Bare walls

There’s beauty in simplicity. Keep your walls free from too much portraits and paintings to achieve a minimalist look. Maybe one or two frames will do the trick.


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Simple artworks

The beauty with a minimalist design is you no longer have to worry about decorating your place too much. Simple artworks will already tie your entire look together.


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Bare windows

Minimalist homes usually leave their windows bare, without curtains or shades. But if having curtains is a non-negotiable for you, you may opt to place solid colored curtains that come in neutral or earth tones like white or tan.


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Natural materials

Use natural materials to keep your space simple and organic. Wood, plants, and stones are only a few of the materials you can experiment with to achieve your minimalist design.


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