By Admin Apique - 1/07/2016
They said that SIMPLICITY is the ultimate form of SOPHISTICATION, LESS is MORE, and etc. These statements or theories, which commonly known as MINIMALIST, aren t about spending less, they are more to achieve better design through simplicity; it is about getting the greatest impact through careful editing and restraint. As for the practice, this theory is born and largely used in Japan. Everything is reduced to only its necessary elements. So, here are short know-how points to have a minimalist design.
STRIKE A BALANCE
A room that is balanced in design means that no particular element is shouting out for attention. Check that your eyes are not darting around to take in all sorts of visual stimulating elements. Have a focal point (could be the sofa, or the dining table), go with a muted color palette, clean lines, and uncomplicated designs!
USE LIGHT AS DECOR
Maximize natural lighting, and go with day curtains. See how the sofa seems to glow as it basks in the sun, giving this space a soft aesthetic. At night, go with a mix of task and ambient lighting to create a cozy and relaxing feel.
IT s ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS
Prints, patterns, texture. If you fancy an all-white space, work with texture to create a more unique look.
PERSONALIZE YOUR SPACE
Displaying personal memorabilia is a powerful design tool. These items are significant to you, so they don t get stale.
DON T FORGET YOUR STORAGE
You quickly lose the minimalist look once you let your home get messy. Try hidden shelving to keep clutter at bay!
A minimal room does not mean creating a space that is hard to live in and only offers a visual treat. At the end of the day, aesthetics devoid of comfort mean very little. This practice encourages the right balance between minimalism and functionality. And the key to that obviously lies in staying disciplined with both shopping and decorating choices…