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Minimalism in the Living Room
How fixed living room furniture underpins the minimal look
Interior design style is something that is carried out throughout your home, although a certain style or finish may be stronger in some rooms than others. The minimalist look is often misunderstood which is why you need this guide to minimalism in the living room.
What is Minimalism?
For many people, it means living with no detail or character. A pure minimalist designed room will be all white, with scant detail but when accessories are added, they pack a punch that is more than significant.
But what is often misunderstood about minimalism is not having ‘stuff and clutter’ everywhere and so people assume it is not the ideal style for a busy family home. But with fitted living room furniture, it can be a style that works well anywhere, from the singletons pad to the busy, family home.
5 key Elements of a Modern Minimalist Living Room
In all honesty, in a busy family home, the key to life flowing well is simplicity which is why this is such a great style. And with fitted furniture to boot, you can create a simple, yet effective system for living and storing items in the living room.
- Uncomplicated flooring and wall colour too
As well as effective, simple storage solutions, by keeping the wall and floors unfussy, you create the ideal backdrop for all of life that passes through your living room. Choose neutral colours adding hints of detail and colour with accessories such as bold coloured rugs and cushions or opt for hard flooring for super-functionality without compromising on the overall minimal style.
- Open, light space
You may have an open plan home, or you may have a small living, the key to winning at the minimalist look is to create a space with an ambience that is all about light and openness. This can mean uncomplicated window dressings that when drawn back allow as much light in as possible to having reflective surfaces such as mirrors to make the room come alive.
- Simple detailing
Accessories are kept to a minimum and when they are included, they are chosen and placed carefully. Detail is sparse but impactive. From a gregarious, luxurious light fitting to a huge piece of artwork, there is no reason why the living room has to be devoid of your character when choosing the minimalist style.
A minimal living room can become bland when there is not a note change when it comes to texture. Simplicity doesn’t mean ditching fluffy cushions or a knotted living room rug. It means adding textures to stop everything looking clinical.
A Final Note: Colour
Maybe all white walls and furniture won’t work in a busy, family living room but choose a neutral palette against which the rest of the room can shine. From neutral shades of cream to beige, keep everything a similar shade and hue to create a living room that appeals to the lovers of the minimal interior design style.