Minimalism is a trend of architecture characterized by the extreme simplicity of its forms that emerged in New York in the late sixties. Its founding principle is forceful: “less is more”.
Minimalism gives great importance to space and focuses its attention on pure and simple forms. Another aspect that defines this current is its tendency to absolute monochrome in the floors, ceilings and walls. In the end, the accessories give a touch of color to the space.
Here you have 7 ideas for your home to breathe minimalism.
1. Create tranquility based on the tones
After refreshing your home, one of the simplest and most transformative changes you can make is to add a new coat of paint. One of the main characteristics of minimalism is the use of pure colors, with surfaces or monochromatic backgrounds, soft tones with predomination of white and crude. Opt for a tonal color scheme in neutral tones to create a calm cohesion within your space.
2. Maximize light and space
If the infrastructure allows, consider removing the walls between the kitchen, living room and dining room to create an open living space. This configuration will not only let in more natural light, but will create the illusion of more space, which will add exponential value to your home.
3. Ensure visual continuity
To have an authentic minimalist kitchen you need to choose built-in appliances to create an uninterrupted effect throughout the room. The organization is key in any kitchen, so it is worth investing in converting the unused space into a storage area. Without a doubt, it will add value to your home and keep things clean and organized.
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4. Optimize the lobbies
The accesses to the properties are often overlooked in the process of decorating, and therefore it is a space that tends to attract clutter. By adding an organizational, integrated and personalized storage, a lobby is transformed from a common place to an efficient hallway.
5. Invest in functional decoration
The functional and multi-purpose decoration helps maintain a space with a calm and refreshing view. Choose pieces that serve as storage space for books, toys and other personal items. This is particularly useful for small spaces or for those where the protagonists are children.
6. Add windows
Additional windows are the perfect way to invite the outdoors, and are especially effective for adding architectural interest to a room without creating too much noise. In addition to saving on the energy, changing outdated accessories with modern treatments can create a more elegant and cleaner look.
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7. Open your bathroom
The bathroom is one of the most important rooms at home to renovate in terms of the benefits of your investment. To transform an old-fashioned bathroom into a spa-like retreat, you can place additional windows or a skylight to let in more natural light. If the complete remodeling of the bathroom is not on the agenda, consider adding accessories such as a rain shower or installing continuous wall-to-ceiling tiles to achieve a cohesive effect.