Minimalism as a philosophy has become quite popular over the years in interior design and as a way of life.
Minimalist architecture is about achieving better design through modesty – a simplicity in shape, space, materiality, detail and color. The minimalistic design shows restraint, an attentive depiction and innovative craftsmanship of areas to attain functionality.
We at Polyart Design appreciate modern minimalist design. Who doesn’t like clean, open spaces that allow the architecture, furniture and materials in the room to breathe? Simple, honest and easily integrated materials make minimalism so appealing. We like to create comfortable spaces – because we appreciate the calm, warmth and beauty that these types of areas emanate.
However, we ask ourselves: how does the minimalist style manage to continue inspiring us with so many new ideas for our projects? Based on our experience, we will try to find the answer.
Rudimentary forms and functions
Many minimalist homes have a simple, direct and efficient layout of the plan, with structured volumes of space. That creates clarity in the planning, where zoning is predictable and uncomplicated. Simple shapes, open floor designs, functional interior walls, modest storage areas and an emphasis on view and daylight are the defining features of many minimalist residential spaces.
In general, the minimalist design is straightforward and to the point. It avoids many inputs and outputs, complex curves or too-sharp angles.
Strategic use of materials and textures
If at first glance, creating a project in the minimalist style seems like an easy task, the second glance reveals various problems when it comes to combining things. In this context, we are talking about materials and textures that play a vital role in creating visual comfort. Let’s not forget that we have some rules related to the aesthetics of the minimalist interior design. Specialists are allowed to use 1 or 2 textures and materials to focus on: wood and glass, wood and concrete, and why not, concrete and glass. These combinations must harmonize at the same time with the upholstery of the furniture. This aspect should not go ignored in any case. The secret is to create a perfect symbiosis between these incompatible textures.
Neutral color palettes and shadow games
We like a play of colors in the same color range: black, gray, white, brown and sometimes shades of pale beige, champagne or ivory. Gradations and linearity inspire us in combining cold and neutral shades, each with its different role in creating visual comfort. The palettes of minimalism allow us to appeal to a perfect correlation between concrete, wood and glass (where there is a real need). Colors tend to visually enlarge the space and capitalize on it as it fulfills its function (kitchen, bedroom or living room).
Don’t know how to customize your apartment and need inspiration? The Polyart Design team comes up with non-conformist ideas for your home. Please write to us! We are available online to answer any questions you may have about interior design.