Great Tips for Designing a Minimalist Living Room

Great Tips for Designing a Minimalist Living Room

Your living room should feel relaxed and at ease, and that’s why a minimalist design is such a good option to consider.

Let these tips help you out if you’re thinking about creating a minimalist living space.

Minimalism Requires Plenty of Light

Creating a minimalist living room is all about making your living space open and airy. But you can’t achieve this if the room is dark and dull. A room isn’t spacious just because it has lots of room and minimalist furniture, a room is also made to feel more spacious by letting in plenty of light.

How your room is shaped and positioned will dictate how you go about making the room light and bright. If you have lots of natural light flooding into the room, your electrical lights will be less important. You’ll just have to use light curtains so not to block the light. But if you don’t have much natural light coming in, you’ll have to get creative with your light fittings and lamps.

You Don’t Have to Abandon Comfort

A lot of people think that a modern minimalist room has to be bland, sterile and uncomfortable. But there’s no reason why that has to be the case at all. It’s quite possible to design a living room that is both minimalist and comfortable. In fact, spending time in a room that isn’t crowded and cluttered can be more comfortable.

I’d always recommend putting comfort as high as style on your list of priorities. A living should look great, yes. But not at the expense of comfort. Some stylish and expensive sofas look great but aren’t much use for relaxing on, so make sure your sofa does both jobs.

Ditch the Carpet and Use Wood

Some people might disagree, but I’ve never been convinced that carpet works well as part of a minimalist living room design, it can overwhelm a room. You want something smooth, simple and a bit more elegant. And that’s exactly what wood floors offer you.

You could pull up the carpet and sand down the floorboards. But I’d recommend going for a top-quality hardwood option. It can be quite pricey to go down that route, so if you’re on a tighter budget, use laminate wood flooring. It’s not quite as good as the more expensive stuff but gives the same effect.

Stick to a Simple and Strict Color Scheme

Colors are essential when decorating a minimalist living room. There are a few simple rules you should follow when choosing your color scheme. First of all, don’t use too many colors. The room will look too busy and over the top if you try to use a whole host of different colors. And that’s not good for a minimalist design.

You should use predominantly natural colors. That means whites, light blues, and light greens. But a simple contrast between two colors can look great two. A lot of people choose to go for white and black. It’s very simple, but very effective too. Limit your choices to three colors at most.

Minimalist living rooms are timeless so they’ll never go out of fashion. Make sure you follow these tips before you start designing yours!

Nhu Anh

Nhu Anh is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Nhu Anh attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.


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