Creating a minimalist living room not only gives you added space and ensures a clutter-free zone but can also make a room ooze elegance with the right styling, decor and carefully-selected furnishings.
Although establishing a minimalist living room involves compromising and being highly disciplined, this must never undermine the comfort and ambience that this space should bring. Less is certainly more when it comes to minimalist living. Although it can be a tricky style to copy and maintain, there are some easy steps to set your living room on the path to minimalism.
Keeping it simple
Simplicity is at the core of the minimalist style. Honing in on single colour choices, individual bespoke or statement pieces and subtle undertones are the vital ingredients of the minimalist mix. With clever blending of clean lines, light and textures, an airy elegance and freshness is introduced to the home. According to Decoist a minimalist living room is not just about simple lines, squares and boxes; instead, a sensuous curve here and there can be ultra-appealing and pops of colours can be incorporated to add flair to neutral tones.
A practical approach
In creating a minimalist look and feel, many people focus too much on the aesthetics without appreciating that the room still needs to serve a practical or functional purpose. As a place to sit and relax and be entertained, you need to build this into your minimalist approach. A glass coffee table and floating shelves are perfect additions to a minimalist living room, while a TV mounted on the wall frees up vital floor space. Digital entertainment and home automation systems, such as those offered by home automation companies, are also must-haves in a living room, centralising your entertainment and digital functions in one space. Your entertainment unit can even add to the symmetrical style of the room.
Creating a focal point
Every room needs a focal point to draw your eyes and elevate the features of a room. In a minimalist living room, creating a focal point is easy when you choose this style of living. Fireplaces, works of art or a coffee table can all be used to great effect in this space. Be sure to leave ample space around your focal feature, and other items in your room, to create an airy and uncluttered vibe.