The trend towards minimalist design with clean, clutter-free style and open plan living areas has long been featured across interior design magazines, blogs and Pinterest boards so, we decided to give you a brief snapshot of the key elements that create the modern and clean look.
LESS IS MORE
Creating a clean look with “less is more” is easy. Minimalist design is all about being organised so you’ll need good storage to be able to declutter and only have a minimal number of objectives visible in a room.
White matt emulsion paint will make the walls blend in seamlessly to any minimalist look. Colour is not something to be avoided, but it’s usually best to stick to white on the walls as it gives a clean look. Be mindful with artwork and go for statement pieces that will make the big and strong impact you are after.
Choose hard floor finishes such as engineered timber. Any width floor boards will look good so choose a width that pleases your eye. Needless to say, you should keep the floors clutter-free so, any radiators or other visual obstructions should be removed.
Underfloor heating is an “invisible” heating system and ideal when creating a minimalist style in your home. There are underfloor heating systems available that can be installed as part of a renovation without adding significantly to the existing floor height.
So if you are updating the décor of your home, underfloor heating is easy to install and will give you complete design freedom when creating the clean, minimalist, look. When it comes to wood flooring, engineered timber is the best type of wood flooring to use with the system as it performs well with changes in floor temperature.
When thinking about lighting solutions, impactful overhang floor lamps, statement lighting and lamp shades work well. The idea is to use light to complement other materials and objectives in the room.
A minimalist home is not difficult to achieve, but it does require some planning and decluttering. Underfloor heating will give you free hands to start building your minimalist home and with our quote tool, you can find out how much would underfloor heating cost in your home.