It is impossible to negate the tranquillity and simple beauty of a resolved minimalist interior. But, ask any interior designer and they will tell you that achieving a minimalistic look can be challenging. You don’t want your room to look cluttered but at the same time if minimalism goes wrong it can leave the space feeling cold and unlived-in. To help you in your minimalistic journey, Design Café brings you living room design ideas where a smart selection of ‘less is more’.
Attention To Scale Is Important
Minimalistic living rooms and small spaces get along beautifully. You can make a few design changes to make the most of available space without making your space look cluttered. For example, ditch the traditional five to seven seater sofa set and settle for a small L-shaped sofa instead. Add some ottoman or comfy chair to increase seating space as well as to add variety to the living room. Replace the bulky coffee table with something chic yet compact as seen in the picture below.
Muted Colours to Break The Monochrome
If you are rooting for minimalist design but do not want to stay away from colours, this living room in the image here is your guide to follow. The sofa set, curtains and other finishes follow a monochrome scheme giving this space a unified and clean look. And then, they introduce dynamism through a contrasting wallpaper and a muted carpet.
Go All White For A Cozy Minimalist Living Room
Why use colour when you can create an incredible minimalistic décor by going all white? This will make the process a lot easier as it gives a space a complete look because all elements in this palette by default go together. And going all-white doesn’t mean that the fun quotient should be missing. It is about playing with shapes, textures, and elements. For example, in this minimalistic style living room below, the designer has placed a statement lamp along with a few greens for a more natural, earthy look.
Feature One Statement Piece
In this minimalistic interior, the designer has opted for an all-white sofa. He even opted out of cushions or comfy pillows. But to pop the colour, the designer just placed one item in a really bright colour – a dark blue chair. It becomes the centre of attraction and manages to have your attention as long as you are in the room. For a more minimalistic look, you can do without the striped wallpaper and opt for an all-white look instead
Say Hello To Monochromes
Monochrome is the king when it comes to minimalist design. The living room set-up below is a perfect example of ‘less is more’. A clean and well-organised combination of sofa set, monochrome pillows, and a carpet to keep things interesting and serene. Then add a glass coffee table for an easy and stylish living room décor.
Incorporate Wood Inspired Minimalistic Designs
Who said you cannot use wood or wood-inspired designs in a cozy minimalist living room? The room by Design Café is a breath of fresh air among monochromatic looks. The cozy coffee table is a perfect example of fun yet formal interior design. The matching side seating arrangement, TV cabinet, chair, and natural rug make for an eclectic combination of earthy and natural tones.
Go For An Amalgamation of Colours
In this timeless room in the image below, the minimal theme gets a twist with an amalgamation of bright colours and earthy hues. The classic grey chair and simple coffee table go well with the minimalistic theme. And the colourful lamp shades add much needed drama.
Minimalist architecture for the living room interior demands the use of nominal design elements, without going over the top with ornamentation or decoration. It allows things other than the space to be in focus. And most importantly, every item in a minimalistic style living room needs to be functional and add value to the space.
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