To create a minimal space, you need to understand what minimal is. That means NO CLUTTER!
Having an overly cluttered space can cause chaos and upset in a busy household, especially if you have kids, that’s just another level of clutter. But there are a few ways to rectify these issues.
For starters, when purchasing furniture, understand your storage situation. Do you have an attic empty and ready for boxes? Or do you need to clean out that old cupboard in the house with all the cables in? Whatever your situation think smart and think storage friendly. For example, less space in the bedroom, try an Ottoman bed. Great for storage and no bits left out and easily accessible. In the kitchen, divide the area and recycle furniture or décor you don’t need.
Knick knacks are cute and can liven up a space but if they are overdone can look a little tacky and cluttered, unless you’re going with a specific look. (If you are, I see you!)
So, to try and keep the Knick knacks to a minimum and ask yourself ‘do I really need something here?’
Today, sometimes we feel like we need something new when buying furniture or décor for our homes, but that is NOT TRUE! Save yourself some money and you can do it yourself. The three Rs are sometimes forgotten about, well not today! Thrifting is an excellent way to find old high-end furniture at a cost-effective rate, which will also add a vintage look to some of the elements in your home. This is excellent for those on a budget but are still able to get that minimal look. There are many ways to create a minimal interior on a budget if you’re not afraid of some work.
Reusing or repurposing old décor and furniture is a great way to showcase pieces which haven’t seen the light or have been placed in a dark corner alone because there was nowhere to put it. ( and Yes, I noticed!)
The key to a minimal interior is to keep the colour scheme simple, light, and clean to give the effect of minimalism in your space. But primarily it is your decision, you can always work around your wall colours with lighter furnishings. An easy way to decide your colour scheme is through a colour wheel. Inputting one colour you like and adding it into a colour wheel to find out what colours work best with your chosen colour to blend in and contrast to create your space. A good way to gain inspiration is to look at monochromatic interiors.
Furnishings play a large role in the overall minimal interior, so it is important to do some research beforehand! Clean lines and straight edges go well for a minimal look while both warm and cool tones go nicely with the light colour palette. Maybe have a look at different interior companies who primary focus on minimalism in interiors? and if you don’t want to do that then Pinterest is a nice way to go. But my tip is to do a little bit of research before your project to help it run as smoothly as humanly possible!
These are just some tips and tricks on how to do a DIY Minimal Interior.