Image: Facing North With Gracia
When you think about minimalism, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Some people might say that it’s too stark or too devoid of color. Or, perhaps, that it feels a little like living in a gallery. And, of course, it certainly can be those things if taken to the extreme. But if you look at the true motive behind minimalism, it’s really meant to showcase good design rather than detract from it. It’s about finding the pieces you really love and making them the star of the show, instead of filling in all the gaps just because a space feels slightly “unfinished”. It involves creating a well-loved, carefully curated collection that speaks for itself. In the words of renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, “less is more”. And I can’t help but agree that, when it comes to design, it’s often the simplistic spaces that are the most stunning. Case in point, here are a few more examples of minimalism at it’s best…
Image: My Scandinavian Home
Clean, white walls and a matching floor create the perfect canvas for this modern living room. With a few well-placed elements like an Eames lounge chair, jute rug, and low-hanging pendant, this space feels surprisingly complete.
Image: Riikka Kantinkoski
I love the look of these sleek black cabinets with an equally dark countertop. Your eyes are instantly drawn to all the beautiful details, like the cutting boards, ceramics, and brass sconces.
Image: Funktion Alley
Nothing else is needed in this simple dining nook other than a terrific pendant, a few mesh chairs, and a couple of eye-catching plants. Yep, I’d eat my breakfast here.
Image: Design Sponge
Bathrooms are one of those spaces where I always err on the side of minimalism. You can’t beat bright white walls and clean, uncluttered countertops. It’s a guaranteed way to make a small room feel larger and more open.
Image: Hey Cheese
Let’s talk about this minimal office space. The shelving, alone, is a work of art. Smart design features, like a built-in desktop with matching hidden drawers, allow this space to feel clean, modern, and unobtrusive. Truly the perfect work environment.
Mindy Bucklew/Simply Grove Contributor
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