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The beauty of minimalism.

03/11/2017

As far as interior design is concerned, minimalism means restraint. It means making sure everything from furniture to lighting to accents are pared down to a stylish selection of curated items that are both functional and beautiful. Minimalism allows each piece to shine on its own, yet work together with the overall aesthetic. When done correctly, minimalism involves stripping away the inessential and making a bold, memorable statement with quality pieces.

A few ways to do this: A restrained colour palette helps create visual balance in a space. Your eyes are not darting all over the place because they don’t know where to look first – instead, they are settled and at ease. A few pops of accent colour act as an appealing foil for desaturated hues.

Empty space is also important, though it never quite gets as much airplay as the items that fill its counterparts. But space interacts with the objects that surround it and actually defines the overall look, creating a sense of visual balance.

Clean, defined lines and flat surfaces can be achieved through the pieces with which you furnish and decorate your home. Decluttering these surfaces is also a great way to achieve a sense of zen through minimalism.

And remember: textures and patterns do have a place in a minimalist home! Just treat them with restraint, and use them as accents rather than focal points. Think fluffy throw blankets or geometric patterned rugs. Either way, keeping minimalism in mind is sure to make a statement.

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