5 Minimal Interior Design Trends
Interior designing is all about sophistication, and from the past couple of years, designers around the globe have been applying and following a sophistication trend – minimalism. This is not a theory about limiting your needs, but rather fulfilling those needs with the fundamentals. It’s an approach that fits all budgets, needless to say. “In minimalist design elements strive to convey the message of simplicity.” Beena Asim, a Karachi-based designer. The concept of minimalism can be evident even in the 1920s, where a school named Bauhaus in Weimar was constructed with the minimalist dimension of, having the least amount of material. For obvious practical reasons that accommodated easier cleaning, inexpensive manufacturing and greater portability.
Fast forward to 2021, here are the 5 most practical minimalist trends suitable for any home.
You aren’t getting anywhere with piles of unnecessary items stacked in corners or cupboards. Clutter has a reputation, it eats up your space if left alone. Whether to recycle, donate or discard is totally on you, but the sooner you do it, the better. Create a designated space for all your essentials and consider buying or replacing furniture with enhanced usability like beds with built-in storage at the bottom to store away bedding essentials that silently invade the wardrobe closet.
2. Add warmth to your space
A home is where we feel our sense of belonging, it’s where we love to get cozy and hang around with friends and family. Therefore, extra seats always come in handy, opt for the royal Istanbul ottomans buzzing with nearly 18 colour prints, that aren’t just cozy and vibrant but small enough to be neatly kept aside when not in use. Many Asian and middle eastern cultures enjoy floor seating. For contemporary themes large floor cushions are sure to add a spark with comfort to your get-together, you may choose your heart or go Sindhi with magnificent ajrak prints of maroon, black, white, and blue; an epitome of Sindhi culture.
3. Striking balance with colours
Use subtle textures that liven up your entire space. Adding a pop of colour in a monochromatic setting will instantly epitomize your space. Thankfully you don’t need to break your bank to make your space more rampant, rather you can use inexpensive wall panels with eyeful designs, or hang in your most prized DIY artworks or go retro with a classic piece of wall-art to create an exuberant looking room. All rooms have their own aesthetic needs, therefore you may choose different patterns or textures but try to keep the colour scheme to 2 shades.
4. Décor and finishes
Metallic gold or chrome finishes bring a sense of luxury to your vicinity. Prefer clear glass to be used for center table or dining, as its gaze across feature will resonate the feeling of openness and clarity. Designing your interior is personalizing your ambience. And if you’ve lived in the Middle East you’d know that scents play a huge role; grace your side table with an exquisite Mabkhara (Arabic incense burner stand), for a display of cultural heritage and to warm your senses with the scent of Arabia. If you are a fan of white settings incorporate traditional blue pottery vases at visible corners with tall plants for added elegance. Furniture pieces are no-less works of art, like the Nakshi wooden art, done on coffee tables, candy jars Etc. in Pakistan, is more than a timeless classic.
5. Use natural sources
A definite go-to for summers. Constructing a new home, ensure larger windows that allow maximum light into the house. Add floor length mirrors adjacent to the windows to reflect more light across the corners and in the open space. Floor length mirrors with textured or carved wood frames will not only serve its purpose of a light reflector but will add a ‘wow’ factor to your house. Oh! And don’t forget the beauties in green. Yup, planters – our breath of fresh air in a box of concrete. Add a few to your table vase for that daily dose of freshness.
Whichever color scheme matches your taste and style, make sure it’s well contrasted. To have a cohesive pattern, texture, and color accent will do wonders for your space. All elements of a home are different pieces of the same puzzle, synchronized to the style of the dwellers. However, that will never be complete unless you are able to create balance by situating them in their place of need.