These days, a “busy” cluttered home doesn’t hold much appeal. There was a time when a home had to look like it was “lived in” before people were interested in living there. Not anymore.
Most people don’t like homes with tight spaces, busy themes, and stuff strewn around. But homes with clean lines, beautiful symmetry, and lots of space? Now, that’s always a welcome sight to see and revel in.
If you’re looking to improve your home’s minimalist design or transform your space into a magazine-worthy one without necessarily spending a fortune, the tips here will help.
Get Rid of Clutter
Start by getting rid of ay and everything that doesn’t belong in the space. So, take a look at your living room. If it’s like the average living room, you’ll have shoes on the floor, remotes on the center table, maybe a slip-on here and there, and an untidy sofa or couch.
The kitchen might have piles of mails on the countertop, pots, pans, and cutlery outside in the open, and so on. The first step to minimalist interior décor is getting rid of all these things and putting them where they belong.
Place shoes in the shoe rack, the remotes on the TV stand, put mails in a mail receiver in the kitchen, tidy up the bedrooms, and clean the floors.
Invest in Quality Fixtures and Elements
For instance, beautiful studio frames positioned around the house can add some character and sense of belonging to a place without necessarily seeming too busy. You could also introduce vintage or antique objects to the home.
This can give your space an eclectic, yet subdued modern feel. These elements alone can transform and separate your apartment from the millions of minimalist homes around the world.
Remember to get a beautiful wall art or sculpture and put them in the right places in the home. Remember that harmony and tranquility is the goal.
Use Lighting to Your Advantage
Great lighting can transform a home’s ambiance. Use that properly. Avoid garish lighting that means or contributes nothing to the overall mood of the apartment or home.
Look at the colors in the home and then install lighting that complements those colors. Thanks to modern tech, there are stick-on LED lights that can be just as soothing and beautiful when installed correctly.
Get really nice lampstands and place them in key areas of the space. And if you want, you can set up mood lighting –no big deal, just certain lights for specific moods.
Bring in Plants
Potted plants not only add to the beauty of the space, they also improve your indoor air quality –something that’s very important these days. Just make sure to bring in the right size.
Big potted plants have no business being in medium or small-sized spaces. Also, flowers can do a great job of beautifying the space. Bring in a few once every few days and remember to water them. Wilted flowers never look good.
That’s pretty much it. All of these can be done while you’re on a budget and without spending a fortune.