Concept Idea & Tips – Minimalist

Minimalist design began in 1960s with the American Visual Arts, as a reaction to traditional and overly details.

Designers from all industries started embracing clean, sleek, simple designs, from electronics, architecture, cars and interiors. Everything became more streamlined which is a trend that continues till today. Minimalistic design draws a lot of its inspirations from the Japanese traditional design. This idea of simplicity is prevalent especially in the Japanese Zen Philosophy, which is then transferred into the essence of simple living with serenity.

Eliminating clutter and unnecessary objects, resulting in a space that is described as calm, serene, clean and spaciousness is a true hallmark of any minimalist decor. It emphasizes on negative space and focuses on the purpose and function of the space or room, as well as the beauty of its carefully chosen furnishings.

Similarly, colours used are kept to a bare minimum with white, black or neutral hues. Pops of colours, geometrical lines or shapes, combined with layers of textures such as wood are then woven into in any minimalist space, to add focal points visually.

The main focus of Minimalist homes is on the function rather than form and quality over quantity. The clean, airy and clutter- free look is favoured among homeowners who love their homes fuss- and stress-free.

In a nutshell, Minimalism is all about the art of living with less and still being aesthetically pleasing and elegant.