By now we all know that less is definitely more, and simple is the ultimate class act, but how do you create the minimalist look without it looking 1. dull, and 2. cold?
Here are some tips to help you transform your space into a minimalist’s dream, while still being a place you want to snuggle into later…
Seriously. Those old magazines on the coffee table from 2003? In the bin (recycle, of course). And that couch pillow you took with you when you first moved out of home? Bin.
Start with the old belongings which don’t hold sentimental value, and you’ll be amazed of the space already.
2. SNEAKY STORAGE
If you’re a person who has a lot of stuff but not a lot of space, storage solutions have got your back. From shoe compartments under the bed, to hooks in the laundry for towels, to lightweight cube shelves for book-stacking, storage solutions come fast and cleverly.
3. CLEAR SURFACES
The surfaces of your tables and benches should be so clear that you could lay down and take a nap on it if need be. Apart from an enchanting coffee table book, there is no need to have other belongings on the surfaces.
4. SIMPLISTIC WALLS
You know us, we are ALLLLLL about art, but it has to match the feel of the room. Lots of artwork doesn’t make a room non-minimalist, but it’s the type of artwork that effects the vibe of the room. If you have multiple pieces that don’t seem balanced, the space will feel cluttered. Opt for pieces which have a common element, such as colour, line work or subject.
‘Balance is key’ means as much in your day to day life, as it is does in your décor! If you have an on-trend statement piece, tone down the elements around it. If you’ve got a patterned carpet, keep the couches and pillows neutral! And finally, trust your gut, if something doesn’t look right, or out of place, it probably is, and it’s probably got to go.