Design has a profound effect on mood and how you use a space; cluttered spaces can trigger anxiety, overly bright spaces can cause stress, small spaces feel claustrophobic. That’s why good interior design is the key to creating a calm and relaxing home environment.
Minimialist interior design uses intelligent storage to remove clutter, clean lines to define spaces, and high quality materials to ensure that the rooms don’t look bland. Colour palettes are pared down to create a serene environment with a few key features and all of the comforts that you need to enjoy the room, without clutter or too many objects confusing the space or gathering dust.
Symmetry and Simplicity
On a basic level humans are wired to enjoy symmetry. Achieving balance in interiors makes people feel more comfortable in them – for some people, poor design is incredibly obvious and they understand why a room doesn’t feel right. However, for most it’s a quality they can’t quite put a finger on, so a professional interior designer can help by simply rearranging a space and ensuring that it has the right accents to fulfil its functions without overwhelming the people in it.
Minimalism isn’t necessarily about removing all objects – simply about removing items that aren’t vital to make space for the things that are.
Choosing Colours for Minimal Interiors
Simplicity is the key to a minimal interior, and that includes the approach to colour. Most minimal homes use plenty of natural light combined with pale, neutral tones and features that complement the existing palate. Bolder colours are reserved for accents or feature walls rather than the entire room, but those accents are key to providing balance and ensuring that the room doesn’t look bland.
As with the form and the materials, balancing colours is essential to achieving the perfect minimalist room.