A lot of interior design ideas lately seem to focus on fitting more in a room to make it look grand. However, this can just look overcrowded. One of my most preferred interior design trends is the minimalist look. This focuses on the finer things in life, or the finer parts of interior design. As long as all the essentials are in a room, the minimalist interior design will be accomplished. I am constantly on Pinterest looking for new furniture to buy whilst still maintaining a minimalistic style. Here’s how you can achieve it in your favourite rooms with a few minimalist ideas.
The Living Room
The living room is probably one of the hardest rooms to try and achieve that minimalist vibe because you’re trying to create a space that is comfortable for everyone. One of the best ways of doing it is sticking to the basics and purchasing particular pieces of furniture that will accommodate everyone without overcrowding the room. Alexander and James Sofas have some great corner sofas that will be perfect for most of the family to sit on. Shop their range:
If the sofa goes in one corner of the room, you could have a nice big fluffy bean bag on the other side. It’s just as cosy and comfy, but it’s a great alternative to the clunky chair that you might have put there.
If possible, switching to laminate flooring is also a better option for a minimalistic living room. Centre the room with a lovely fluffy rug and and glass coffee table, with the TV on a beautiful oak coffee table in the corner! You may wish to add another little coffee table, but try and keep it at that if you want to achieve the minimalist look.
Our dining table is in our living room, the same as when we lived in the flat, so I wanted something minimal that wouldn’t take centre stage. This is why I love Scandinavian style. They are experts in this particular type of interior design and inspired me with our dining table and chairs purchase.
The bedroom is also one of the hardest places to achieve the minimalist look because it is one of the easiest room to make a mess in. A nice simple oak bed frame with space underneath for storage is a perfect option. That way it is out of the way and you aren’t tempted to clutter the rest of the room. Additionally, you only really need a dressing table and a wardrobe.
For the dressing table, a mid length one, white in colour with plenty of drawers for storage would be my go-to. Use this to get yourself ready with a mirror placed on top, or it could hold a TV. White painted walls achieve a perfect minimalist bedroom design – they looks so fresh and brighten up a room. You could then add a feature wall in a colour of your choice. The following paint colours are 2018’s on trend picks.
- Earthy mauve (Dulux Heartwood)
- Sage green
- Blush/millennial pink
- Emerald green
- Navy blue
- Grey tones
Carpet in a light grey colour looks lovely – we have this throughout our house with all white walls. Grey carpet is also so good at looking like it is clean all the time too!