In order to achieve the space of your dreams, you need to understand the multitude of interior decor style options out there. From midcentury modern to rustic, Queen Anne Upholstery & Refinishing is ready to help each and every client learn about their desired design.
One option is the sleek, zen-like minimalist decor. This design style is intentional, simple, and uncluttered. The elements of this style work together without excessive ornamentation, focusing on function and value. Done wrong, minimalism runs the risk of coming off as cold and uninviting, but with the right touches, minimalist decor can achieve a beautiful, calming and harmonious effect.
High Ceilings and Open Floor Plans
Minimalism design depends on open space and an uncluttered environment. High ceilings and open floor plans give you room to breath, encourage a tranquil mood, and emphasize the beauty of your home’s architecture.
A Room With a View
Since minimalism calls to avoid cluttering the space with excessive decoration, large windows that let in lots of natural light and draw your eyes to the natural beauty of the outside are common. This allows the focus to be placed on the individuals in the space and the nature outside, rather than “things.”
Beauty in Lines and Shapes
Because minimalism calls for a reductive design that condenses all the elements of the space to their bare essentials, the beauty of the space can be found in the lines and shapes around the room and how they flow together.
Hidden and Functional Storage
Anything you add to your minimalist space must also add value and function. Rather than exposed cabinets and shelves, minimalism encourages functional storage in the form of sleek recessed and hidden cabinets.
Accent With Color or Plants
Just because you are aiming for a minimalist interior design doesn’t mean you have to avoid all color or accents. Minimalism tends to go hand in hand with houseplants, perhaps because they are proven to reduce stress and anxiety. Pair a green houseplant with a soft pop of color in your bedding or curtain, and create your own soothing sanctuary.
Is minimalist decor calling you?Queen Anne Upholstery & Refinishing can help you create this look in your home with a number of different services: Reupholster or refinish worn vintage furniture, work with us to custom-design the perfect pieces, or shop our premade furniture ready for purchase at our showrooms. Whatever route you take, one of our in-house custom interior decorators will be happy to make recommendations and even visit your home to help you cultivate a minimalist look.
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