You may have a small living room, but that does not mean you should be stringent in decorating it. After all, there is this thing called minimalism.
That said, we have listed eight creative ways you achieve a minimalist yet stylish living room.
The first step to having a minimalist living room is to declutter. And at Maid Sailors, our advice is only to keep what’s essential.
To do that, you can ask yourself: Do I need to place this hamper beside the TV console?
If you do not need it and are not using it, it is best to declutter it. You can relocate the hamper, give it away, or sell it.
Pay attention to scale
When decorating our living room, we often purchase things we like without having a plan. This explains why we sometimes end up with a sofa that is too big for our living room.
That said, always pay attention to scale.
If you have a small living room, it does not make sense to buy a living room. Instead, you are better off with a two-seater sofa, some ottomans or bean bags, and a glass coffee table.
Embrace clean lines
What’s distinct about minimalism is that it is streamlined. Hence, you should opt for decors and furniture pieces with a simple look and clean lines.
For example, you can hang four picture frames on the wall above the L-shaped sofa. At the center is a square-shaped, wooden coffee table.
The gallery wall can be a focal point, but the look is not interrupted when you move your eyes around.
A minimalist way to keep all your living room decor together is to go for monochromatic schemes.
For instance, you can go for a black and white scheme. It can be a black, two-seater sofa with white throw pillows. And on the other side is a black, 40-inch flatscreen TV atop a while console.
Of course, too much black and white can be dull. Thus, it is advisable to add textures to give your living room some character.
It can be a wood-paneled accent wall, sheer curtains, patterned rug, and plants.
The goal here is to make your living room look interesting. That’s because the monochromatic color schemes and minimalism can be boring.
However, keep in mind that we are also aiming for a minimalist look. So ensure that you are not creating visual clutter adding texture through your living room decors.
Let in more light
The beauty of having a minimalist living room is that they tend to be light and airy. And if you want to maximize that, open your windows and let the sunlight in.
After all, sunlight provides many health benefits.
Bring the outdoors inside
Aside from letting the sunlight, you will also benefit from bringing in indoor plants.
For one, it adds color to your living room. After all, a monochromatic look can get boring. It also gives your furniture pieces’ clean, straight lines a softer look.
Plus, indoor plants provides the following benefits:
- Helps purify indoor air
- Increases humidity in the air
- Helps reduce indoor air pollution
- Relieves you of breathing issues
- Helps improve focus and concentration
- Relieves stress
- Helps sharpen focus and creativity
- Reduces noise
- Helps lighten the mood
Create a focal point
A focal point is often the first thing that a person sees when entering a space. It can be a sofa, the TV, or the gallery wall.
For one, a focal point gives your living room a cohesive look. It also can draw the eye, helping you reduce superfluous distractions.
Over to You
A minimalist living room does not have to look plain and boring. You can still do something to make it look stylish. Here’s how:
- Pay attention to scale
- Embrace clean lines
- Think monochromes
- Add more textures
- Let in more light
- Bring the outdoors inside
- Create a focal point
When done right, minimalism can give you a clean and aesthetic living room. And it does not have to be black and white, either. You can still add textures and colors, as stated in this post.
So, if you want a minimalist yet stylish living room, you can get a tip or two from this post. If you have other ideas on having a minimalist living room brimming with style, let us know in the comments.