The aesthetic is simple, almost pure, with its clean lines and paired-down design element. Of course, in interior design this style is taught quite often, so we are exposed to its definition and history. The art emerged in New York in the early 1960’s as new and older artists moved toward geometric abstraction. Minimalistic design has been largely influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture.  Its basis is to reduce the subject to its necessary elements. 



Use only elements that are necessary for your space; the end effect is greater than the sum of its parts. 

The key to keeping things minimalistic is to use simple and symmetrical design in the layout. With this concept in mind, the design becomes a template of which to live on - what doesn't fit the symmetrical will to be subtracted.


Don't include unnecessary elements in your designs; include only what's necessary to the content and function of your space (including certain design and graphical elements that directly affect visibility. 


What you choose to leave in is vital, so think of the feeling you want visitors to have, then include only the details that will create that feeling. Have mementos? Keep only the ones you can't bear part with. Having the rule that you can only keep what brings you joy or what serves a purpose will help you narrow things down.

use color minimally

Use only the colors that interact well with each other and create the feeling you want.  Keep it light and simple. In any minimalist homes, the idea is to have rather large windows that allow natural light to fill the room. The wall colors are usually quite neutral, with a splash of modern red or other bold colors used sparingly through the use of accessories and wall art.

Spread the color throughout the space if you feel it is too much for you. Use it subtly in accessories - like pillows, lighting, chairs, and more or go bold by painting an accent wall! 

white space is vital


Don't try to fill every space instead use white space to emphasize certain elements over others.

Minimalist designs should have plenty of white space. This empty space doesn’t necessarily have to be white, but the most important part of the page should be surrounded by it. When clutter is minimized, then focusing on and absorbing the content becomes easy. 

Following these easy steps will help you in creating the minimalist design for your space.


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