A 5-Step Guide to Minimalist Interior Design
Everyone puts a bit of themselves into the work they do, even their home interior design.
And why shouldn’t they? Ultimately, home is where you should feel the most comfortable!
There’s no place like home as homeowners take the time and effort to channel their own preferences and sense of style to shape their own unique home concept. From the patterns you choose to the furniture you incorporate, every aspect of it reflects one’s personality.
If you are someone who prefers to keep your home organized, then why not consider going with a minimalist interior design?
Characterised by the idea of “less is more”, minimalist interior design marries simplicity based on clean lines and monochromatic colours with purposeful layouts.
Here’s what it looks like in pictures:
Thinking of adopting minimalist interior design for your home in Singapore? Minimalist interior design isn’t just about living with less, but it is more about maximizing space with simplicity and poise. Here’s how you can do so in just 5 easy steps!
1. Decide on a Home Concept
While open concepts are useful for entertaining, helping inhabitants feel the space and boosting communication, they are not for everyone. For an example, if you value privacy and alone time, you might be better off using a closed floor plan.
Before doing any major changes to the layout of your home furniture, choose a home concept. Your home concept should align with your lifestyle.
2. Plan Your Space
Once you have decided on a home concept, you can start planning your space.
Minimalist interior designs thrive on maximizing space. The key to creating a minimalist home is to make small spaces appear larger by eliminating clutter and keeping them out of the way by using hideaway storage.
Another way you could keep clutter out of the way is to make use of vertical space. Use built-in wall shelves to store your items and ditch bulky bookshelves.
3, Consider Colour
While most minimalist homes stick to monochromatic colours like black, grey and white, you can experiment with other neutral colours like taupe, beige and peach.
Bear in mind that you want to maximize space and bring light into your living space. So, stick to light neutral colours that give you the illusion of a larger and brighter space. Use no more than three colours.
Speaking of light…
4. Take Lighting Into Account
Aside from space, lighting is key to minimalist home design. It illuminates a living space and gives it a unique charm.
Think about which parts of the house you want to illuminate with natural or artificial lighting.
Also, ask yourself what purpose you want the artificial light to serve. Since lighting can affect one’s concentration and mood, you would want to be mindful about what colours of light you want to use.
For instance, warm light is cosy and relaxing. While it might be a popular choice for the bedroom and dining areas, you might want to avoid using warm light in the study area or powder room. Instead, you might want to consider using cool white for a crisp and clear glow.
5. Use Textures to Give Your Home More Life
If you thought minimalist homes were boring, then think again because you could actually use limited amounts of patterns to give your living space a pop of life. Stick to clean prints, defined lines and flat surfaces.
However, you want to avoid peppering your living space with too many textures. Keep them to a minimum. For instance, use wallpaper with light prints on one wall and leave the rest of the walls bare.