7 reasons why we love minimalism

Alissa Ugolini—homify UK Alissa Ugolini—homify UK
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Anyone who moves around often may have, at some point, come to the realisation of how the saying ‘less is more’ rings true to our domestic situation. It’s a reminder, every time you have to haul that sofa up to the fourth floor of the 5th apartment it’s been in, that minimalist living sometimes has its advantages! So, today it’s all about a distinct lack of clutter, missing the mess and keeping it simple, for the sake of style.

Nowadays, life is all about simplifying our hectic lives: from the book to the eReader, from the original, bulky external hard drives to the micro SD cards we find today all the way to household smart storage that’s available on the market now; it would seem simplicity is king and the future of both technology and design. So, for those who want simplify their life, we have 7 reasons to show you exactly why less really can be more.

Minimalist design

Both in terms of exterior and interior minimalist design, we have this modern villa as a great example of clean lines and cubic shapes. Additional minimalist principles are the renunciation of decorative elements, as well as  the use of glass, set this place apart. In addition, the floor plan is very open: especially in the living room where we find little distinction between inside and out. Since minimalism is a very reduced style of architecture, the materials are used as the main characteristic of the building; clean glass, steel and concrete.

Minimalist hallway

Concrete plays a large role in modern minimalist design, especially in walls, floors and, in this case, stairs. Although, as a construction material, concrete is thought of as generally unattractive and cumbersome, the modern variations of the substance can look outstanding! And, for certain elements of your house, what’s not to like: the material is durable, resistant to weather and damage and comes in a range of price options.

Click here for a look at a new type of concrete for all surfaces.

Minimalist bedrooms

White is pure and brilliant in design: it’s a clean finish with crisp definition with an often immensely satisfying finish. Subtle greys and beige tones can chime in well with a largely white design and also the incorporation of a wooden floor. White can also mean clarity, in the bedroom -meaning, theoretically, that you can sleep more peacefully when surrounded by it. 

Minimalist bathroom

It’s difficult to make reductions in cosmetics in the bathroom or utensils in the kitchen, but, with an idea like this, you don’t need to worry: a minimalist sink that occupies so little space would allow for extra storage underneath and look awesome at the same time.

Minimalist kitchen

Keeping it clear on the work surface looks great and, even if you don’t have the space in the cupboards, you could always employ an idea like this and store everything above head!

For more great kitchen ideas, look here.

Smart storage ideas

modern Kitchen by WEINKATH GmbH
WEINKATH GmbH

Lowerable power outlet strip in the kitchen island

WEINKATH GmbH

Electrical access in the kitchen is essential, but with these smart storage options available to us, we have no excuse to continue a minimalist theme right into the very infrastructure of the building!

Minimalist living room

Some say that minimalist designs substitute comfort for style, but this isn't the case necessarily. In this living room design, for example, it looks anything but uncomfortable: strong and basic features, met with softer fabrics and pure colours make for a welcoming and warming effect. 

For more great living room designs, click here.

Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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