Minimalist Interior Design
Posted on May 11, 2010
Minimalist Interior Design
We at SG LivingPod are minimalist and we love the look of a minimalist interior designs. We decided to present here today some of our favourite projects featured below with concept description about the term “Minimalism”. Hope you will enjoy viewing some of these selected projects from our library that best describes minimalism.
The term minimalism was first introduced in the mid sixties when it was used primarily to describe the striped – down sculptures of artists such as Robert Morris, Dan Flavin and Donald Judd. Today, however, the term is used to describe everything from fashion and music to design and architecture.
Minimalist architects works of Luis Barragan, Claudio Silvestrin, and Tadao Ando explore the fundamentals of space, light and materials while avoiding stylistic mannerisms. Minimalism is still a popular interior design style however recent trends have seen it become more liveable and softer, rather than the cold, stark look of the past.
So how is minimalism different? It’s basically an extension of simplicity — not only do you take things from complex to simple, but you try to get rid of anything that’s unnecessary. All but the essential. Minimalism says that what’s unnecessary is a luxury, and a waste.
A minimalist interior design scheme doesn’t need to be stark and cold! Modern minimalist designs are not the old, harsh decor of years ago. The new look for minimalist interior design is a softer look, more personal and easier to live with. It is true that you do really need to be a certain kind of person to get on well with a minimalist scheme – messy people need not apply! But seriously … if you find it easy to stay neat and tidy, are very organised and hate clutter in any form, this is very likely a look that will work for you.
The ultimate color for any self-respecting minimalist scheme is white. But, you can opt for a softer look, by choosing warm neutrals and colors from nature. Try stone, beige, taupe, brown and even green. Your base colors should be ‘pale and interesting’ – but go for a splash of a bolder color for accents.
Choose something simple and classy furniture for your minimalist interior design look. Most minimalist furniture and fixtures are homegenous both visually and structurally. Thats one of the main reason why most expensive furniture and fittings look sculptural and fits in well in minimalist setting.
Plain, modern-looking furniture would be ideal – in natural wood (especially dark wood), dark leather, white or bright colors, or chrome, glass, mirror and stainless steel. Low level furniture will help with the modern look and minimalist feel in your room, as it is much less bulky! Less is more with a minimalist style. Choose plain, wooden floors for a simple effect. But don’t forget to add a rug, for live-ability and style.
Maintaining a successful minimalist interior design scheme will take less work on your part. A succesfully executed minimalist design will be very satisfying - beautiful and tranquil.
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