Minimalist Deisgn by Maria Fenlon
Here at Maria Fenlon Interiors, when creating contemporary interior spaces we are big fans of streamlined simplicity, elegance, and minimalistic design. Minimalism involves stripping things down to their most basic form. This design form can be applied to anything from art and lifestyles to architecture and interior design. Minimalist interior design is very similar to modern interior design and involves using the bare essentials to create a simple and uncluttered space. It’s characterised by simplicity, clean lines, and a monochromatic palette with colour used as an accent.
Minimalistic design has been one of the major trends in interior and architectural design in recent years. Luckily achieving this look in your home is easy, here are 3 simple tips you can use as a starting point to convert your casa into the crib of any minimalists’ dreams.
Only the essentials
The minimalist approach uses only the essential elements: light, form and beautiful materials. There is no excessive ornamentation and decoration. Instead, the few details that are used are uncomplicated and blend harmoniously into the setting. The first step in adopting a minimalist look for your home is decluttering. It is important to frequently go through your furniture and other items in your home. When decluttering and getting rid of furniture, Refunk is a great service which collects unwanted furniture in the South Dublin area and upcycles it. Read our blog on Refunk here.
Emphasize clean lines
You won’t find highly patterned furnishings and accessories or unnecessary adornment in a minimalist home. Instead, the focus is on the purity and simplicity of the shape and form. Minimalist furniture and accessories focus on functionality and practicality. Flat, smooth surfaces and strong, clean lines create bold statements that emphasise the essential nature of each item.
Incorporate natural textiles
When curating your space use textiles to add texture to provide added dimension and warmth. Drapery, bedding, cushions, and area rugs in varying textiles add warmth and comfort to a room. We prefer to use natural textiles such as linen, and wool, for their health and environmental beneficial properties. Check out our guide here to see some of the most reliable sustainability certifications.