What is it about minimalism decor that always catches our eye? The comfort of geometry, the serenity of monochromatism, the peace achieved in ample spaces and smooth boundaries. Functionality is also a key aspect: whatever is unnecessary, you must leave out. Minimalism helps you make choices, organize your brain and be sure of what you really love. Nevertheless, minimalist does not mean hostile or cold. Despite what you might think, a minimalist bedroom should not be completely white or flat. The purpose is not to create a barren atmosphere, but a tranquil sanctuary. You can use textures and earthly colors to grant warmth to your room. Here are some examples of how to improve living room designs, brought to you by DelightFULL, to make them minimalist and not bleak.
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A minimalist room lives on whites and maybe shades of grey or merely textures. Apart from the texture of the rug, the remainder of color is focused on the lamp. This is a TURNER table lamp. The white and gold of the exterior provide a subtle elegance and grace to the notorious lamp. And, despite its flamboyant golden base, the TURNER might just be the hint of color that you need in your minimalist living room.
In the majority of cases, minimalist rooms are composed of black and white. In this case, white ambiance and black features. As you can see, this living room is actually a bit full for a minimalist trend. Nevertheless, as the palette of colors is reduced, you can have a sofa, a frame, a table, a tea set and even a plant. What a better way to complement your living room, than with a slender floor lamp? This is a STANLEY floor lamp. The STANLEY is elegant and discreet, helping to create a cozy reading spot at the corner of your sofa.
If you are not too strict regarding trends, you will certainly understand that even a minimalist bedroom requires a trace of color. Red is always the right way to go. You might choose to have pale walls, wooden floors and dark furniture. But you can choose to liven up your living room with a little bit of fun. The SINATRA ceiling lamp has something of a more vintage time, and it invites the conjugation of a leathery armchair and an American 50s novel.
Back to the black&white, SIMONE is another wonderful option when it comes to minimalist living rooms. The big lampshades, the asymmetric structure, the visible textile wire and the gold plated details are bound to “put a spell on you”. It is a modern way of improving living room designs.
The PASTORIUS is pure irreverence. Its asymmetric structure is memorable and an example of modern lighting design. Its complex shape is reminiscent of the music of the influential bass player, Jaco Pastorius. On the other hand, the opposite shades, aiming simultaneously for the sky and the ground, makes us think of a musician playing, apart from granting a certain movement to the piece. Put it together with a couple of music posters and your room will need nothing else.
Who says minimalism demands only black and white? You can put together a pared-down clean living room using gray, sage green or bege. If so, you might like this next suggestion. The MATHENY — slender, radiant, simultaneously simple and detailed. Combine two or three pendants and shed a little bit of light into your minimal ambiance, make it more spirited.
You can also be a little playful when it comes to shapes. Minimalism relies greatly on geometry and straight lines. Nevertheless, it does not mean sensuous curves or rounded shapes are not allowed. Do you remember “Watermelon Man”, the jazz hit by famous musician Herbie Hancock? HERBIE floor lamp was inspired and gets his name from that musician. The colors work according to the minimalist color palette. The tube is bent ninety degrees, creating two different planes. he round shade at the end of the straight tube is refreshing and exceptional, just like Herbie himself.
Blending in also works out just as fine. The ARMSTRONG was designed having in mind the sci-fi aesthetics of the 60s — hence, the curved head. In order to counterbalance the minimalist rounded structure, the piece displays a Carrara marble base. Its lines are very clear and it is, in essence, a minimalist lighting fixture.
ARETHA sets the mood by herself, demanding just a little respect! This lighting fixture clearly refers to a woman: the graceful curved arms, the skirt-shaped structure, the circularity of it, the refined lines, the smooth arrangement. The white and chrome finishes fit best a minimalist living room. Since it is a very pared-down piece in itself, ARETHA allows you to give hints of color and shape in other items — things that you love. In this example, we chose a book lover setting, with the fireplace hedged by piles of books.
Again, we bring you red in a minimalist living room. Red is an earthly color, it is ever connected to nature and works perfectly with sage and brown. If you are not a pure minimalist, you can work with faded colors. The rest of the room is very clean and uncluttered, no extravaganzas or motifs. DIANA takes the spotlight, while being the spot of light. Its structure is uncanny and the large shade seems clumsy at first sight. It it a stroke of fun in your living room.
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