You may have heard or read minimalism in home interior designing and in modern furniture. So what exactly does this mean? As stated above, minimalism in design is the use of the fewest and barest elements or essentials. The traditional way of furnishing a home is having plenty of furniture. Minimalism, on the other hand, is having modern furniture that is practical and functional. It is about organizing your home and minimizing clutter by removing what is not needed and keeping only the essential items. This is the goal of modern furniture – to be multipurpose. To have a minimalist home design, you need to have serviceable furniture that serves more than one purpose. The following factors will help you choose furniture to have minimalism in your home.
Finally, the materials that pieces of furniture are made from should also be considered, as this will be essential in determining their longevity and proper integration into the decorative style. Usage and materials. Furniture must be made of a material that suits the use. Some materials are harder and more durable, like wood and certain upholstered fabrics, and others are more delicate. A lacquered table has a luxurious look but won't stand up to family dinners over time without a lot of maintenance. In this case, hardwood or laminate is the best option. Something similar happens with fabrics: a faux leather chair is suitable for heavy use and easy to clean, while chenille is always delicate and easier to stain. The warmth of wood, the modernity of lacquer, or the coldness of marble must be integrated into the general style of the project. Materials and textures speak for themselves, and the integration and combination of materials (such as floors, fabrics, and curtains) should be taken into account.
Exposed Pipes and Ducts. One signature element of industrial interior design is the presence of features that people typically try and conceal, such as pipes and ducts. You can imagine what a liberating strategy this proved to be when the concept of warehouse apartments began gaining popularity! Converting former industrial spaces (such as factories) to residential living may have been a challenge, but leaving a few raw elements exposed reminded residents of the buildings' original purpose and eliminated further construction. What may have started as a necessity became a sought-after style, and many design enthusiasts now specifically seek out this “unfinished” look. Exposed pipes can also be a fabulous choice for all-white spaces, as the brightness of the walls and ceiling are a sharp contrast to the metal of the piping, as shown below. In addition to metal pipes and ducts, the presence of metal on walls and doors is another key feature of industrial design.
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