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Best Minimalist Room Design
Minimalism is the ideal example of how less truly is more, and the epitome for pure and simple. While it might seem simple to achieve such an effect by sticking to a single color or decluttering your space, it takes patience, finesse and plenty of exploring to find the right approach for each room. Despite the common misconception that it will leave your space empty, cold and with no character, minimalism can, in fact, bring your room to life.
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Unlike the strict, rough versions of this design direction which insisted on colder tones such as black, gray and white, modern minimalism allows for softer, more natural colors. Delicate, pastel tones are now more than welcome while combining them with a touch of vibrant colors such as red or yellow can maintain the original simplicity and simultaneously tickle your imagination.
So if you are not a fan of cold gray or black and white combinations, you can opt for creamy, light tones that will soften the edges of sharp lines that minimalism is so fond of in general design. Once you set your mind to the main color, you can pick out another, more lively hue to complement the entire room through contrast and detail.
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The basic premise of minimalism is combining form with function. The layout of any minimalist room shows how plenty of free space, along with clear lines and simple, natural shapes can make a room feel spacious and warm. The furniture and other elements are there to serve a purpose, and blend with the personality of the space, leaving the impression of effortless creativity.
To achieve the best effect, you can use a limited number of modern, clean looking storage closets or cabinets, in contrasted, but complementing colors, while bookshelves and coffee tables should keep the room’s integrity, and not be stacked with too many decorative pieces. If you’re not sure how you can integrate embellishing elements, such as clocks, plants or rugs into your minimalist space, the Internet is full of useful ideas when it comes to creative minimalist solutions. So, research home decor online to widen your pursuit for the perfect minimalist design.
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As a simple concept in its core, minimalism delivers a surprisingly wide variety of options to make your home look and feel versatile and alive, without compromising its harmony and style. Minimalism loves smooth materials such as wood and glass, combined with solid but sleek stone or linoleum tile, but it leaves room for playing with less common options such as brick or wool. The texture serves to provide uniformity of design, but it is also there to create a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere.
The walls are best left matte, or with a drop of color added in specific areas to follow the outline of the room, or to accent a particular geometric shape. Either option allows for a selected painting or two, that will be equally simple, but large, to avoid a sense of disarray. The furniture should evoke the same sense of serenity, so using sofas and chairs made of the same fabric, and of the same color will, in fact, give a perfect finish to a minimalist room. Adding a single, hand-picked artistic piece made of a different material can also give a final, intimate touch to your home.
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Embracing the simplicity of minimalism can turn a cluttered, chaotic space into a calming, inspiring nook that will not have too many unnecessary distractions, but in fact, give you an oasis of warmth and sophistication. Take advantage of minimalism’s precise use of color, creative attention to detail, and incredible respect for natural integrity, and you will turn your home into a pure sanctuary.