A person who has a minimalist sense of style will have a living room that is peaceful, uncluttered, and simple in design.
If you design your living room from a minimalist point of view, you will simplify your life and will feel much more at peace. You’ll also will find it much easier to keep your living room clean as you won’t have as many things to dust and shift from place to place. Believe me, you will be extremely pleased with the new look of your living room.
When starting the process for the new design of your living room, these are some important aspects to take into consideration.
1. Select furniture and accessories that are not very ostentatious in appearance and that are basic in terms of design. Only purchase those items for which you have a definitive use in the room. Extra chairs, ottomans, decorative tables, and plants stands are not necessary.
2. Choose easy chairs and couches that are basic in style such as a traditional rectangular shaped couch or a chair based on the Chippendale design that has straight legs and a curved back. Avoid decorative pillows but if you really want them just get the most basic and avoid the fancy borders and trim.
3. Maintain the simplistic look when it comes to your end tables and coffee tables. A good style to consider would be Parsons which is basically a wood cube design laminated or covered with clear acrylic. Metal tables with stone or glass tops are also good choices.
4. Don’t overdo throw rugs and wall decorations. Covering a hard surfaced floor with a basic Sisal or Berber area rug is ideal but if you have carpeting in your home, don’t place an area rug on top of it.
5. Give your walls a monochrome look by choosing calming neutral colors which is great for a minimalist style.
6. Make sure that both lamps and shades are understated which means you must avoid lamps with hanging crystals and Tiffany style designs. Some good choices would be lamps that are constructed of wrought iron, plain ceramic, or modern spare brass.
7. You can add additional lighting by can recessed lighting or other sources of subtle lighting. Minimalist style does not involve fancily decorated chandeliers or artificial candle lights covered in dainty shades.
8. Use simple window treatments or don’t cover the windows at all. Some ideas for simple window coverings are Roman Shades, plantation shutters, tab-top curtains on a basic wrought iron rod, or 2 inch wide wood blinds.