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A harmonious space without superfluous details

8 July 2024
Interior design
Inspiration
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Daria
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Minimalism is not just an interior design style, but a whole philosophy rooted in the pursuit of simplicity and functionality. In today’s world saturated with an abundance of information, minimalism offers something opposite — the absence of superfluous details, clean lines, and a sense of freedom. Here are a few simple principles that can help you achieve a "mindful interior".

Functionality

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In a minimalist interior, every item has its purpose — there are no random objects, only those that are truly used. Furniture should be comfortable and functional, without unnecessary decorative elements. For instance, a bed in a minimalist space typically has a simple form without a headboard or other construction complexities, and storage is often provided by built-in wardrobes that visually blend with the wall panels.

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Open space

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One of the key features of minimalism is an abundance of open space. Before filling rooms with furniture, it is essential to plan everything carefully. The distances between furniture and walls, uncluttered shelves, and other free surfaces will create a sense of airiness and lightness.

Simplicity of forms

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Minimalism emphasizes the conciseness and simplicity of lines. Clear, geometric shapes of furniture and decor items create a sense of order and harmony.

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Convenient storage and organization

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Impeccable order is a key element of a successful minimalist interior. Storage systems should be ergonomic and well thought out, ensuring that the space is used as functionally as possible. An excellent option could be furniture with built-in storage, such as a sofa with pull-out drawers or a bed with a lifting mechanism.

Neutral color palette

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In minimalist interiors, calm, neutral shades dominate: beige, white, gray, and brown. Typically, a combination of three main colors is used. For example, you can use white as the base color, complement it with dark gray elements, and choose one brighter accent color for small details.

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The combination of different textures and materials

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The combination of smooth and rough surfaces, natural wood, stone, and glass will diversify the interior and add depth without violating the principles of minimalism.

Restraint in decor

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In a minimalist space, it's best to avoid excessive decorative elements. You can add accents in the form of some pieces of art or a few plants — they will enliven the interior.

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