Ah, decorating – isn’t it an activity that we both love and hate at the same time? I believe it is. Sure, dressing our nest can be really exciting and fun, but only if we have already chosen the interior design style for our home. For those of us who can’t make up their mind easily and quickly, decorating can be a bit less enjoyable. Even if you do know what look you’re going after, finding a tasteful way to realize it can turn out to be a time-consuming and difficult task.
People seem to struggle the most when trying to combine two or more home décor styles and as a result they often give up the intention to create their dream residence. I know this to be true because many of my closest friends have experienced this difficulty, especially when they wanted to strike an aesthetically appealing balance between contemporary charm and minimalist elegance. If you, too, wish to implement modern simplicity into your home but don’t really know how to pull that off, then the following several tips will definitely help you get started.
First of all, you should always keep in mind that using high-quality materials and furniture pieces is one of the main principles of both contemporary and minimalist interior designs. Sleek and elegant wooden coffee tables, simple yet stylish fabric or leather sofa beds, and quality cotton area rugs are the three items of furniture that can be found in almost every contemporary/minimalist house or apartment. No wonder so many well-established stores for home furniture sell such items. So, when looking for the necessary elements for your modern and minimalist living room (or any other room for that matter), try to find a rich furniture sale (for not every furniture sale has enough to offer) and focus on the durability as well as the design of the contemporary furniture pieces that can be found there.
After purchasing the few furniture items for your minimalist home, the next step you’ll need to take is coming up with a nice furniture arrangement. If your goal is to achieve that serene and uncluttered look minimalist residences are famous for, then you must give things plenty of space. For example, when it comes to arranging your minimalist bedroom elements, never place the bedside tables too close to the bed, but let them “breathe” instead.
At the end of this article, I would like to remind you that minimalist residences aren’t meant to feel cold and monotonous (as some people like to think). So, if yours isn’t inviting and warm enough for you, then you should definitely look for a bold decorating piece that can easily liven up the whole space. That, of course, doesn’t have to be a piece of furniture. A simple glass vase filled with vibrant flowers can be powerful enough to do the trick.