Home Décor Series: Minimalist
Home decor has become such a creative form of self-expression. It allows you to showcase your creativity and personality through the style of your home. Over the next few weeks, we will be covering various home decor styles and how you can incorporate elements into your own home. This week we introduce you to the minimalist style.
The minimalist style is similar to modern interior design styles but incorporates bare essentials to create a functional and clear space. Every item choose for a minimalist home has a purpose or a function, and is not just for decor. In addition, rooms typically are not cluttered with furniture or extra decor, but rather clean and spacious. The idea is to create a light and airy space that also serves a purpose.
The first thing to do when creating a minimalist look is to start with the base. You want to choose elements that are simple yet functional. Opt for furniture that pull the room together and become the focal point for your guests. Most rooms are entirely focused on the furniture within them. For example, your bed should be the focus of your bedroom along with simple and clean accents like dressers, nightstands, and mirrors. A bonus is if your furniture also doubles as more storage. Minimalism is all about functionality!
When looking for elements to incorporate into your style, choose neutral colors and different textures. Monochromatic colors are excellent choices for a minimalist home. You can easily incorporate textures into your home through the use of different flooring. For example, if you have hardwood in one room, add a functional rug to change it up. Carpet is another popular option for minimalist homes. Flooring is a simple way you can change the look of an entire room and create the aesthetic you desire.
If you are interested in learning more about the minimalist style, check out Edward’s Carpet. At Edward’s we have flooring options to meet your aesthetic ranging from farmhouse to industrial to minimalism! You can visit us online here or at any of our four stores located in Ellisville, Des Peres, St. Charles, and Creve Couer.