When you have an expansive living area, you may feel the urge to fill the space with as much furniture as possible. Many people feel as though every inch of the room must be filled, or it is going to ‘waste'. After all, why live in such a huge house if you aren’t going to load it up with beautiful things?
The trouble with this train of thought is that spaces quickly become cluttered, and any exquisite furniture
you buy isn’t able to stand out enough to receive the attention it deserves. In some cases, the ‘less is more’ theory can work wonders.
Large interiors benefit from a more minimalist approach, allowing each piece to be truly appreciated. Allowing them to stand out gives the area a more elegant aesthetic overall. However, achieving this balance is half the challenge. So, here are our reasons for adopting a minimalist mindset when it comes to interior design.
Don’t fill space because you feel you ‘have’ to
Think quality, not quantity. Living the minimalist life doesn’t mean you have to confine yourself to small spaces; you can enjoy a bigger house and still maintain the minimalistic ideals that have become so on-vogue.
Fighting the impulse to replace empty spaces with furniture and other belongings (when they’re not necessarily needed) might seem to go against the consumerist nature, but your home will thank you for it. Sometimes, all you need is a little less clutter in your life.
Showcase the beauty of your pieces without unnecessary clutter
No part of your home can look its best if it's covered in tidbits that aren’t contributing an end-look (and one that has an objective). Most of all, splurging out on focal centrepieces that your hip-pocket didn’t take too fondly to means giving them the best shot at doing what they do best – standing out and taking centre stage.
Why invest in expensive, stunning, high-quality pieces if they’re going to be lost in a sea of furniture? Think wisely about the vision you’re aiming for, then strip it back.
Above all, it’s essential to choose furniture that’s both well-designed and functional, so you’re not stuck with buying ultimately superfluous items. Of course, this doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to get creative or decorate – just balance it out.
Minimalism doesn’t mean bare
Decorating your furniture and living spaces can be done while remaining minimalist, and can even help enhance the beauty of your furnishings when done thoughtfully.
The right rug, cushions, and tableware
can allow you to express your sense of style and elevate the aesthetics of any room, as long as you are careful in keeping it simple and stylish for maximum impact.
Lighting is another way to convey your personality and add a touch of sophistication with your interior designing. In the end, these fittings can even make or break the look of a large room, so it pays to think carefully about your choices here.
On top of it all, minimalism doesn't mean living with one lone lamp or cushion; be deliberate in your choice of complementing accessories and enjoy how they work together. Create a mood for your space but make sure it’s a positive one.
Invest in high-quality, contemporary pieces that won’t need replacing quickly
Timeless Scandinavian furniture gives your home a touch of elegance while still retaining harmony and functionality in your significant living areas.
Use the large backdrop of your home to design rooms that are visually attractive and functional, without feeling the need to fill every inch of it all. Make a strong statement by not overcrowding, and you’ll thank yourself later.