These days, the minimalistic aesthetic is everywhere. If you trawl through your favourite interior magazines or sites like Shutterstock and Unsplash, you’ll see endless photographs of slick, unmistakably Scandinavian interiors, sparsely and tastefully furnished with monochrome design classics. The photos make it look so simple...
But nailing the minimalistic aesthetic is tough. So we thought we would put our heads together and come up with a short list of ways you can bring the minimalism to the of your home - without compromising on functionality and comfort.
Clear out the clutter
If you look around your home and you see car keys, shoes scattered around the front door, empty cups, glasses and an array of random items, then you probably have a clutter problem.
To bring the minimalist design feel to your home, you will need to clear this mess up. Not just this one time, but every week or two. From our experience, it’s easiest if you try to make a habit out of it
Live by the one in, one out philosophy
If clutter is the everyday surfacing of random items, this next point pertains to longer-term purchases: don’t buy more than you strictly need. We figured that the easiest way to keep yourself to this maxim in practice is to simply live by a very simple ‘one in, one out’ rule. So, if you want to buy a new rug, go for it, but only if you’d be happy to throw out your old one in turn.
Use different textures in similar tones
To ensure that your minimalist room with its neutral tones never feels bland, you should be sure to mix it up with some texture. Think sheepskin rugs, beaded pillows, velvet decor and knitted throws.
And finally... get some tasteful wall art
To add some spice to your minimalistic interior, we would recommend that you find some nice things to put up on the wall. This shouldn’t be a random process at all - far from it. No, you should look to find art or posters that dovetail nicely with your interior decorations. At Postermile we have a range of tasteful and minimalistic poster collections, spanning everything from typography to abstract shapes.