Is minimalism a new interior design trend?
When it comes to interior decorating, sometimes less is more. Homeowners are abandoning their overly-elaborate décor in favor of a simple design scheme.
"The idea of minimalism is to de-clutter the home as much as possible to create open space and clear surfaces. When minimalism is done right it can look elegant and classy but is it really suitable to every room?" asks a blogger from SWNS.com.
Although a minimalist approach to designing is often difficult to adhere to, since it doesn't leave room for clutter, check out some tips on how to simplify your home:
- Organization: If you want your room to be spick and span, it is best to find hidden storage areas throughout. Some people opt to install practical closets that coincide with their overall ambiance. Others find storage under the bed or in trundles. The key is to de-clutter your countertops, floor and dressers of anything you don't need.
- Solid-colors: Minimalism steers clear of clashing décor, making solid color window fashions, furniture and bedroom sets the fixtures of choice. However, don't confuse a lack of patterns for boredom. While the minimalist approach is simple, bright colors and interesting textures can still evoke contrast.
- Structured furniture: Unlike some designing techniques that favor appliances and furniture with bells and whistles, the minimalist approach is all about sleek pieces. Try a chic end table or "skinny" couches instead of oversized furniture to truly achieve the minimalist vibe.
If de-cluttering your home is a goal for 2014, be sure to contact Bazaar Home Decorating Center for Milwaukee closet organization!