C&G’s Guide to Minimalist Living Rooms

Are you ready to minimalise your living room complete with natural furnishings, earthy tones, green terrariums and fresh-linen scented candles? For a space that induces serenity and calmness, C&G’s latest blog will help you create a minimalist living room.

1.    Earthy Tones

Think earthy colour tones and natural décor. Soft tones like grey, white, beige or pink have the power reduce noise and clutter. Try mismatching textures (in the same colours) like tiles, faux furs, wood, soft furnishings and carpets, to create a sense of personality within monochromic coloured rooms. 

2.    Soft Furnishings

Wol carpets and rugs provide a real sense of comfort without shrinking the size of the space. Think natural, khaki and grey coloured carpets for a warm cosy feel or soft tan wood flooring for a modern loft-style atmosphere.

3.    Think About Materials

Linen, cotton or wool curtains provide a sense of privacy and intimacy while reducing noise or sunlight.

4.    Lights

For a relaxing space, lighting is essential. Replace harsh fluorescents with calming candles or energy saving dimmers. Always embrace natural lighting (when you can) and try matching different types of lights like floor lamps, wall-mounting lights or bedside lamps to mellow-out the atmosphere.

5.    Simplistic Décor

Avoid furniture with complicated details or design. Minimal furniture should be simple with clear lines and ornaments. Focus on storage pieces to minimalize clutter, moving furniture against the walls to create balance and space in the middle of the room. Reduce wall decorations, especially photos or paintings which should be keep in sentimental spaces like bedrooms or study rooms.

6.    No Electronics

Technological distractions like computers, mobiles, TV and internet can create space and mind clutter. By banning electronic devices from your living room, you can secure a space free from technology. Ensure all wires and cables are hidden for ultimate minimal living.

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