If you decide to create an interior in the popular minimalist style today, you need to follow the advice of designers and go through five steps. Our advice site will tell you about them so that you can get the desired minimalistic effect in your interior without resorting to the help of specialists..
Step one – colors
When planning the finishing of a room, you need to choose discreet, neutral shades. Minimalism does not tolerate too bright colors and saturated colors. You can stop at the following options:
- White, gray, black. This is a classic of minimalism;
- Beige interspersed with brown, natural wood shades;
- Pale blue combined with white;
- Discreet olive, also diluted with woody tones or white.
So that the interior does not end up being too sterile and cold, different textures should be combined.
Step two – lighting
The interior in the style of minimalism should create an impression of airiness and lightness. In no case should the room look dark and squeezed! Therefore, there should be a lot of light. But chandeliers with pendants are out of place. Choose spotlights, recessed lights, LED strips, track lighting systems.
It is advisable to leave the windows without curtains at all, which are more suitable for classic interiors. If you need to hide from the sun’s rays in summer, install roller shutters that are almost invisible when folded..
Step three – storage locations
The most important thing to create a truly minimalistic interior is to hide things. Ideally, everything that is in the apartment should be stored in one room – a dressing room, the arrangement of which the portal wrote in detail about. You can and should use such hidden storage places as drawers under the bed, laconic, built-in wardrobes, pantries and so on..
In the kitchen, it is advisable to choose cabinets with fronts without handles, with doors that open by pressing. You can try disguising the storage systems in the color of the walls so that they become as less noticeable as possible..
Step four – textures
To liven up the interior and adhere to the principle of minimalist style, glass, stone, metal and wood should be used. It is important not to cross the line by turning the house into a loft due to the abundance of metal parts. Or to rustic country because of the overuse of natural wood. For minimalism, it is better to choose glass, acrylic furniture, light, carefully processed wood.
Step five – decor
You can’t do without accents even in a minimalist style. But there should be one focal point! For example, a slightly brighter sofa set against neutral walls. One tall vase with an ornament, a designer painting, an original clock, an unusual modern-style floor lamp, beautiful pillows on a gray sofa, an artificial skin on an armchair … One such detail will be enough for the interior to receive its noticeable accent and look boring.