How to Create a Minimalist Living Room


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There’s a reason why minimalism is having such a major moment in the design world right now. When done right, it can create a clean, calming space without being boring. Minimalism calls for thoughtful curation of furniture and accessories, and clutter-free spaces, both of which result in more calming, livable, and nurturing environments. This is particularly appealing for a living room since it’s where you, you know, live. So, what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to create a minimalist living room – and we’ve got just the tips to help you out.

Remove unnecessary items from your room

The first thing you want to do before you start is to remove unnecessary items from your living room. Because if you want to capture that minimalist atmosphere, you want to always keep in mind that less is more when creating a simple living space. So when removing the unnecessary items remember to ask yourself if you can live without them (think Marie Kondo). If so, it goes! Because you want to keep all your most essential items to create that minimalist design. Accessories and decoration are great but we tend to accumulate a lot of trinkets which can make a room feel cluttered, so it’s always a good idea to start by sorting your belongings.

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Think about Your Colour Palette

When you are designing your living room, think about what your colour palette is going to be. Because this one is the most important part when you are creating your minimalism-inspired living room. One of the most common colours people use when designing their room is the all-white wall and furniture to make a room seem brighter and airier – which is why so many people favour this option. But you could also use black or neutral hues such as beige, grey or taupe.

You could add a couple of bright pops of colour by using artwork, a vivid woven rug, or wall accents (either with paint or wallpaper). You could also play with different tones and textures, such as using various shades of the same colour for your walls, rug, and other furniture. 

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Choose items that complement your colour palette

When you are designing your living room in a minimalist style, remember to balance every item out in the room to create the perfect vibe. As you want to bring a sense of visual calm to the home, carefully selected furniture and objects – a beautiful cupboard, a picture, armchair or a sculptural lamp – are shown off to their best advantage. It is about reduction, leaving out and order – but without forgetting the practical and day-to-day.

There are many great brands out there to choose from that can help you create your perfect living room, such as Nathan furniture, so you can invest in high-quality pieces that will stand the test of time and fit your theme. 

We hope this has inspired you to create your dream living room. For more like this, check out our living room designs category.

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