The rise of small and compact homes have definitely shaped the advance of modern minimalism. Its popularity has risen sharply as more and more homes are adopting furnishings and fixtures with cleaner lines. Seamless storage solutions also provide an avenue for items that you want to keep but do not necessarily want to display.
Simplicity in everything from the shape of the room to furniture and lightings bring about a harmonious feel that can only be described as ‘freedom with less’. Below are some examples of stunning minimalist homes that’s sure to get you excited.
Utilising Flat Panel Wainscoting
In keeping with the idea of clean and simple lines, the addition of flat panel wainscoting to this moderate-sized bathroom emphasises a depth that would have otherwise been overlooked. Muted, natural colours bring about a serene atmosphere that is further enhanced by a smooth finish of different textures. Alex Mouldings offered modern wainscoting designs that can be perfect with your home interior.
Featuring Complimentary Colours
Minimalism does not mean a lack of colours, but rather a more subtle mix and play. There’s no ruling that states whether a sharp colour contrast or a more complimentary colour palette is better, but do take note to minimise on certain patterns as the point is the highlight of the entire room itself and not so much a particular feature. It might not be apparent in this, but the addition of a light brown coloured carpet adds to the warmth of entire living space.
Noting Form and Function
Go as bare as you dare. Just keep in mind that this doesn’t mean to discard as much as possible to achieve a home with minimal ‘things’. The partially visible storage of firewood can achieve the status of a painting or a wall decoration. Not only does this meet your needs for warmth, it also provides some relief from an otherwise plain white surrounding.
Getting Lots of Light
Light is an important element in showcasing space and design. Uncluttered rooms with ample lighting will always look and feel more spacious when compared with a room displaying lots of furniture pieces and items. It’s not so much a matter of how much space is available, but how you choose to display certain items and the amount of natural light available.
Having an Open Floor Plan
If you have the space, flaunt it. Instead of minimising the size of a space with walls and dividers, consider an open concept that allows the natural flow of one space to another. This idea is not limited to just your interior, as shown by the generous openings to the exterior above. There are many benefits to this concept, but the most obvious one is the maximum usage of natural lighting for your interior space.
Simplifying Your Exterior
Clean, structured lines take centre stage here. A simple continuous colour or pattern lends a flow to your exterior that presents your home as a single entity. The overall landscape and the water element provided by the pool is more than enough to ensure that your idea comes to life without the unnecessary addition of a roof or other external fixtures.
Discarding Unnecessary Features
There are lots of cabinets and storage spaces that come attached with a protruding handle. Not only does this add unwanted details around you, it’s also not as cost-effective in the long run. Consider storage spaces with flat slab panels and a conveniently placed reveal at the sides or bottom for a more polished finish. Remember that only the essentials should be apparent and everything else should be stored away.
Displaying Unique Features
With a unique shape such as the one above, that really should be the only emphasis needed for a space. Uncluttered walls provide an excellent backdrop for everything else that might be place in a room. Furnitures are also kept low and wide to provide the illusion of a more vertical space, therefore increasing the overall depth.
A great minimalist design can easily be achieved by sticking with a few basic directives: simplicity in material, form and detail. Don’t be afraid to play around with your ideas to see how far you can take this. Just remember that although ‘less is more’, you should still love the idea first.