Interior Design Style Guide: Minimalist Design

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Are you a devoted advocate of Marie Kondo’s method of tossing everything that doesn’t spark joy? Do you toss one thing out whenever you buy something new? Are you just tired of “stuff”? If you answered yes to any of these questions, minimalist design might be the style for you.

Minimalist design is more than just physically reducing the amount of furniture in a room, although that is certainly an element of it. Minimalism is all about a pared back and toned-down approach to decorating a space. Less is definitely more and this mantra extends to the furniture you choose.

History and Elements of Minimalist Design

Minimalist design gained traction in the 20th century as a post-World War II world craved simplicity and modernity. Inspired by the corresponding art and architecture movements, minimalist design focused only on essential elements. An important source of inspiration for modern minimalism was, and still is, traditional Japanese design which has always made use of clean lines and simple forms.

Minimalism grew more popular in the United States in the 1980s and 1990s. Today, the style draws on elements of Scandinavian and contemporary elements.

Elements of Minimalist Design:

  • Modern and contemporary furniture
  • Clean lines
  • Scaled-back design
  • Organic elements
  • Monochromatic color palette
  • Bold art and décor
  • Simple pieces
  • Open spaces

Shop Minimalist Design at Hm

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Looking for more minimalist-inspired furniture? Hm Now is a curated collection of designer-inspired modern and contemporary furniture. Featuring furniture for every room of the house, you’re sure to find more options for a minimalist space.

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