Minimalism is the art of decluttering and decorating your home in such a manner that does not exude a lot of furniture, leaving even small rooms looking spacious. The trick is in the ability or art of combining shapes, colors, and textures which will blend immaculately together.
If you do decide to attempt minimalism, you will most likely need to get rid of a lot of stuff. In that case, you can these to your parent’s house, the dump, the charity shop, gumtree or a local self-storage facility.
Modern design refers to a term and this style was brought into being around the 1920’s to 1950’s. It’s unchangeable. Avoid clutter and complicated decorations. Simplicity is the key and the utmost sophistication.
Choose a theme and blend it throughout the room. The cladding must be uncomplicated and slightly darker than the inside wall finishes so that standing from the outside looking in or walking in the colors pop.
The rooms must be well-lit with sunlight shinning through from all possible angles in the room.
Contemporary design is affected by evolution. It is about the here and now, ever changing with time and trends.
Try earthy colors such as brown, grey and black for flooring and tiles. These neutral colors allow your gleaming decorations to really shine through, giving your house a visible sparkle that will leave the room perfectly easy on the eye without the excess decorations.
Minimalist design is achieved by taking the contemporary design and simplifying it even further. This is all about functionality. Maintain the same color-schemes as in contemporary. Simply remove the additional chair and whatever decoration you may have on the coffee table. Ferret out the apartment, if you hardly use it remove it to be kept in storage.
Imagine a loft or a warehouse. This type of design draws inspiration from that theme. It is raw yet seems unfinished with the use of either wood or bricks, or both. The ceilings are high. For a touch of sophistication add a lower handing chandelier. Abstract art blends well with this type of design, but only one or two pieces.
Mid-century modern is adapted from the mid 1900’s with a retro element and minimalism using natural shapes. A functional design making it easy to transition from in-house to the exterior.
The traditional design is adapted from the European style, with a lot of furniture and accessories. To achieve a minimalist look remove the accessories and pay more attention to the details of the walls. Use stones and/or bricks of different tones of earthy colors.
Transitional design finds the balance between traditional and modern design, blending together in a matter that is not too over the top, and one style does not surpass the other. Incorporate steel and glass from the modern materials and twist it up with lavish furniture. This is an unexpected style but when combined together perfectly, it is quite appealing.