There are so many design styles and interior decorating options to choose from when you’re decorating your home. It used to be all about how many things you had in your home, the more the merrier! Interior design is starting to move in the opposite direction, however. Now it’s all about less is more. Creating a minimalist home helps you put focus on the items and decorations that you truly love, and it helps keep your home clean and uncluttered.
One very popular trend with minimalist design is to use a monochromatic palette. Using furniture and decor on the same end of a grayscale spectrum will help keep your home design organized. Try a matching dark grey sofa and chair, a light gray or white area rug, and simple black and white wall hangings and paintings.
Try a simple mural
In place of a traditional gallery wall or various paintings and photos, try painting a simple mural on your wall instead as an accent wall. Great ideas for a simple mural would be a mountain landscape, a birch tree, or cherry blossom tree. The key for this is that you’ll want the noise to be minimal, so it’s still a calming presence in your home. If you’re not ready to commit to painting your entire wall, you can find vinyl or fabric removable wallpapers on websites like Etsy that are fully customizable.
Macrame and fiber decor
One big trend in minimalist design right now is macrame. Macrame wall hangings come in a variety of colors and styles, and most artists are happy to customize something to fit exactly what you’re wanting. A great accent to go along with these are decorative pillows with knit or crocheted covers with the same or complimentary colors.
The most beautiful minimalist homes have a few focus plants to brighten up the room. Since most minimalist design lacks color, adding some succulents, cactuses, or small, potted indoor trees to your room will help promote an airy feel and give natural color to your area.
The key to this design style is simply, be minimal. Less really is more, it helps you focus on what’s really important. Don’t let your rooms be cluttered, so this is the perfect opportunity to do some belated spring cleaning and transform your home.