William Morris – a prominent figure in the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th and early 20th century – once said: “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful”. This sentiment can easily be applied to minimalist interior design – there is beauty in simplicity, and an unfussy, uncluttered home can be more than just a place to live, it can also be art. As human beings we are naturally drawn to beauty, and what easier way is there to love the space you live in than to create an interior of both form and function.
A monochromatic minimalist space, with a touch of greenery thrown in to give it an extra dimension.
Minimalism is not about sparsity, it’s about simplicity, and knowing that you don’t need to fill and decorate every corner to create a welcoming home.
This bedroom in undoubtedly minimalist in its design, but it still manages to feel cosy and welcoming thanks to a richness of textures.
No one does minimalism quite like the Scandinavians, as this simple, yet stylish Norwegian interior demonstrates.
Yet it was the Japanese who pioneered the minimalist design aesthetic – and this modern Japanese apartment is the essence of minimalism.
From the kitchen, to the living room, to the hallway, let minimalist design reign throughout your home.
A minimalist home doesn’t have to be stark and characterless – in can reflect your tastes and style just like any other interior.
Minimalism is particularly effective in small spaces, allowing you to make the most of the area available by paring everything back to its essentials.
Despite being associated most often with a masculine aesthetic, minimalism works just as well in a more feminine design style.
This ultra-minimalist space has a truly epic quality – it manages to achieve a great deal using not very much at all.
Avoid distractions and keep your thoughts clear and focused with a minimalist office space like this one.
Minimalist interiors usually have neutral colour schemes, though there’s no reason why you shouldn’t add a little bit of understated colour here and there if you want to.
A dark palette also lends itself well to the minimalist interior design style – helping the darker shades resist that oppressive presence in the way a more cluttered space can’t.
No minimalist home would be complete without a minimalist bathroom, and what a bathroom this is!
This minimalist space has a cheerful and characterful appearance – something you probably wouldn’t associate with the design style.