Spring is around and it’s time to breathe some fresh air into your home? Why not embrace the Minimalist Design trend? Achievable easily with details, or adopted all around the house, the look will change the way you see and live your home. Simple, pared down and ultra-contemporary, Minimalist Design brings us back to the very essence of materials and functions for each object. An imperative that nonetheless comes with great delicacy and warm compositions, where naturality serves the well-being of its inhabitants. Here is how to embrace the trend, whether it be in a contemporary urban flat or an open countryside house.
Explore different shades of a luminous palette of colours
Very natural, the Minimalist Design palette gathers all the shades of a seaside stroll: the white of the foa, the beige of the sand and tall grass, stone grey, the deep slate blue of the water and the vegetal green, and finally a touch of black.
Materials like wood or ceramics are raw, in their original colours, not painted.
We love: the natural colour of this rug runner, like a bed of sand in your hallway, or a soft beach towel on your living room floor; the soft curves and deep teal of this bottle-in-the-sea table lamp. You can shop these and much more with a wilko Voucher Code, to give your home a natural minimalist without spending too much!
Choose natural materials
Give the object back to its function
Full of humility, the Minimalist Design trend wants to find shapes that correspond to a use. No frills or embellishments in the shapes. This is going back to the very essence of design, with geometric or organic shapes, always ergonomic.
In lighting pieces, furniture, utensils, we love single materials, if possible with no visible screws or welds, as if the object was one single piece. Material cut backs evoke a new trend in design, one that is sobre and responsible, ecological and adapted to our contemporary world.
Add a touch of colour and softness
Minimalist Design serves the inhabitants and their well-being. If pared down, this style is also soft and cosy thanks to comfy pieces that add smoothness and warmth – think Scandinavian design.
Blankets and cushions take place on sofas, soft rugs and fluffy plaids on armchairs. Raw wood all around adds a touch of warmth too.
The modesty of this trend resides in graphic choices as well. Simple line drawings, hand made, will create a bit of decor in this pared down environment.
You can choose or DIY some little figurative drawings, straight on the wall, in frames or on fabric. Representing what? Nature, of course (plants and animals).
Behind the Mininalist Design trend there is a deep desire to connect with nature and go back to basics. Invite some plants in the home, as much as your passion dictates. Terrariums require little care, so do a few suspended green plants.
You can also have a go at growing herbs on a windowsill, or even a plant wall in your living room.
Choose plant pots and recipients that follow the rest of the design: pure, in neutral colours and raw materials.
We love: Terracota always has its place in a minimalist environment. Place outside – or in!