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Design A Minimalist Home With These Decorating Ideas

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Design A Minimalist Home With These Decorating Ideas

Posted on: October 22, 2019

Many people are switching to a minimalist lifestyle for a variety of reasons.

Many people are doing it because their stuff has consumed them for far too long.

Minimalism is about having less stuff, more space, and more free time.

But it will also affect your household, and it will affect you on a personal level as well.

Many people become friendlier, feel happier, and make less emotional decisions when they start to embrace a minimalist lifestyle.

The first thing most people do when they embrace minimalism is to work their new lifestyle into their home design.

And it's not as hard to do as you think.

Creating a cozy, minimalist feel to your home does not involve throwing away all of your stuff, even though that might be an eventual side effect.

All you need is a little creativity, and regular home decluttering, and you can create your perfect minimalist home.

In the article below, we will discuss several design ideas and tips to help you create your minimalist space.

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natural light is your best friend in minimalist design

Use Natural Light

Large windows that allow in a lot of natural light will make any minimalist room look and feel larger and warmer.

Not to mention windows being a great focal point in any room, especially if your view outside is one fit for a postcard.

Just add some thin, floor-length, curtains that fit your color scheme for a little privacy.

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dual purpose furniture

Use Dual Purpose Furniture

The purpose of minimalism is to need less stuff, so using dual-purpose furniture makes perfect sense.

Furniture that serves many functions prevents your home from looking visually cluttered.

Repurpose an old dresser and turn it into a desk for your bedroom, or put a wooden tray on a bench and use it as both a console table and a place to sit when entertaining guests.

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quality furntiure

Invest in Quality

One of the best pieces of advice any minimalist will give you is to invest in quality over quantity.

That goes hand in hand with how you should design your home.

Instead of buying the cheap, trendy furniture that will need to be replaced in a year, buy a few sturdy, classic pieces that won't go out of style or wear out over night.

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Throw pillows to soften the room

Add Warmth With Textured Fabrics

An excellent minimalist interior design tip is to experiment with as many textured fabrics as you can.

Mix and match beaded throw pillows, wool and fur blankets, and velvet decor to soften up the starkness of a minimalist room.

Just make sure all of your textures match the neutral color scheme you've picked for your room.

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Flowers on table

Go Green

Plants are an excellent way to soften a room and add some color while still maintaining a clean aesthetic.

Arrange a bouquet of your favorite flows for a centerpiece on your kitchen counter.

Or put a tall firm in the corner of your living room, and decorate your coffee table with small succulents.

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hanging hats decoration

Decorate With Storage

Get the most out of the space in your home by taking items you'd normally store and use them as decorations instead.

For example, instead of hiding your hat collection away in the closet taking up precious closet space, hang your hats on a wall in an entryway or a bedroom to free up storage and add a decoration.

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functional room

Focus on Function

The beginning of every minimalist design should have functionality in mind.

It's important to think about how you want your rooms to function when you're all done.

Consider things like how often you have guests over.

If you have guests over often, you'll need to be sure you have plenty of seating.

If you work from home, you'll want to be sure to create a distraction-free area away from the high-traffic living spaces.

No matter what your needs are, the key to a minimalist looks is keeping your space open and airy.

Just make sure you don't forget about the functionality of the space.

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Mirrors can open up your minimalist space

Use Mirrors

If you don't have the floor to ceiling windows we talked about earlier, and it's not in your budget to have them installed, mirrors are the next best thing.

They are the perfect substitute for big windows when the money for them isn't in the budget.

Mirrors can help open up a small fast and make it feel much bigger, and they are excellent for minimalist decor because they are simple, functional, and stylish.

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Go Big With Minimalism

From opening up your small spaces with mirrors to using multi-purpose furniture, these ideas are just scratching the surface when it comes to creating a beautiful, minimalist space.

Minimalist design can do more than open up your home; it can also change you as a person and the way you see the world.

The world is full of clutter, noise, and distractions.

Your home should be a sanctuary - an escape - from the clutter of everyday life.

A simple, minimalist design can help you build that sanctuary.

For more design tips, check out these articles.

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