Minimalist homes - less really is more

14 June 20204 min read


Minimalism means living with only the bare essentials and decluttering your space, simplicity is key. This home design will set the tone for a relaxing and free lifestyle.

Many homeowners love minimal design as it looks clean and light to the eyes. Some love it because it's much easier to clean as the rule is to have only things that are essential. Here are some pointers for homeowners who are planning to have this simple, sophisticated style.

1. Stay neutral

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Blk 294 Punggol Central

Colour choices for minimalist homes need to be simple to carry on that vibe. Light colours such as white along with understated neutrals, barely-there greys, and pastels are intrinsic to minimalist homes. When it is almost entirely neutral, it’s crucial to add some brighter colours to avoid it looking boring, and the tip is to simply use decorative elements as accents.

2. Use accents decor

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Blk 221B Bedok Central

To spice up the space a little, use decorations like a simple vase on your coffee table with flowers or an artwork on your wall. Be careful not to over decorate and avoid placing many things on your wall. One or two art pieces are enough to achieve a focal point. Leave other walls free from decor. And to ensure that the overall theme is achieved, take note at what you display on your shelves and other places as well, make sure that only a few well chosen items can make it to the display.

Remember the rule of no cluttering.Empty space is considered an important element in minimalist decor since space interacts with the objects and defines the look.

3. Your storage needs

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50 Telok Kurau

In any minimalist home, hidden storage is your best friend. Have cabinets, drawers, shelves that can keep your stuffs. This will make your home look neat and in order even if it means to add a few more pieces of furniture.

Minimalists may live with less, but that doesn’t mean forgoing the necessities. Built-in furnitures are recommended to make sure that storage spaces are carefully planned yet aesthetically pleasing at the same time.

4. Minimal furniture

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Blk 329 Clementi Ave 2

Furniture for minimalist homes is sleek, functional, streamlined and un-fussy. Minimalist furniture shouldn’t look too bulky. Place only the essential furniture like a sofa and a coffee table in your living room. Wall mounted television is preferred so that a stand or a table is not required.

Furnitures and objects in a minimalist home majorly feature clean, defined lines and curves as well as flat surfaces. One tip is to use handle free cabinets and drawers which are pleasing to the eye.

5. Welcome the light

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Blk 294 Punggol Central

Natural lighting is a crucial part of a minimalist home as you want to achieve a warm and inviting tone. Allow the sun rays to seep in by using sheer or light curtains in common areas like the dining or living room. The sunlight combined with your clean space will make the area look bigger.

When it comes to choosing light,rather than going for complicated looking pieces, try to find lights with a simpler silhouette. Even bare lightbulbs hanging from the ceiling would do the job well.


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