Clean interior: Rules of minimalism from style adepts

Natural materials, graphic accents, reflected light, and a few more ideas. Designers believe that minimalism in its purest form is an excessively sterile phenomenon for interiors.

Smart storage Minimalism doesn’t dictate layout: you can have an apartment with a combined living room and kitchen, a closed dressing room or a large storage room, or something may not be there. In any case, to keep the style clean, you should think about storage areas.

Natural materials In a free and concise interior, the eye naturally looks for something to catch on. Therefore, minimalism “recognizes” only natural textures.

Laconic accents and textiles In order for minimalism not to seem sterile and faceless, it needs accents. You can decorate one of the walls with graphic paintings, paintings, or prints.

Minimalism prefers large forms in decor: when choosing vases and sculptures, give preference to sizes M, L, and XL.

Proper white White and shades of gray for minimalism seem obvious. However, pure white is too cold and depressing if it covers all the walls. In our projects, we use warm white, similar to milk with a drop of coffee.

Reflected light When designing lighting, which also affects the perception of color in the interior, we strive so that the lamps are not visible so that the light is reflected, that is, we direct the source to the surface, which, in turn, reflects the rays and gives them a new shade.

Does style change over time? For the first time, everyone started talking about minimalism in the mid-60s. The origins of this style lie in constructivism and functionalism, but the main influence on the formation of the style was made by Japanese architecture and design, which penetrated the Western world after the Second World War: objects that did not carry a specific functional load were ruthlessly expelled from the premises.

Can bright colors be used? It is better to think several times before adding a color spot to such an interior.  Minimalism is a bright style in itself, usually built on the contrast of shades of white and black.

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