The mantra of minimalistic styling is simplicity. Every decor depends on certain features that are essential to the decor. But it is not essential to pack your home with various decorative items in order to give it a distinct look and character. This approach to decoration involves moving out as many items as possible and leaving the basic layout as the main point of attraction. Open floor plans serve as ideal models for this type of design. Minimalistic decoration, when set with functional design, can feature decorative characteristics that accent a space without overpowering it. A few essential features of this type of decor are:
Absence of focal points
One of the main features of minimalistic decor is to avoid any focal point in a room. The decor must be set in a manner so that no particular feature gets highlighted in a room. For instance, if a fireplace exists in your living room, then let it be the point of interest. Nothing should be added to it. The mantle must be given a nude look and must not be loaded with interesting figurines and photos of family members. If you happen to have a simple couch in the room, then placing a few simple pillows on it will make the room interesting in a minimalistic manner. The main thing is that the couch, the fire place and all other features of the room must share an equal level of interest.
Curtains, panels and dividers
Doors are not a highly appreciated thing in a minimalistic decor. A sparse look is always better represented by eliminating the doors altogether and merging the rooms into one singular room. If you want to divide spaces in a home then curtains are a great help. The quality of the fabric depends on your needs. Sheer curtains can be used to demarcate an area while bold color curtains can be used for privacy. In case of bedrooms, a wooden or bamboo divider can be used to separate a room into two halves.
To eliminate a closet and closet door, you can arrange a divider to act as a dressing space. Whenever the need for privacy arises, the curtains can be drawn shut in an open room. When the need for opening up the space occurs, put away the curtains on the two sides of the door and generate simple and large minimalistic space. In such cases the overall decor must be of a simple nature. This indicates that the drapery hardware must be chosen with care. The drapery accessories must not be of a decorative nature. Simple but functional pieces of drapery hardware like the curtain rod and brackets must be used.
Making a statement with white
White defines minimalism as no other color does. If you are opting for a color scheme for your home, then selecting a white or off-white color for the walls and the furniture will pave the way for a minimalistic decor setting. Vibrant colors, bold patterns and room specific color schemes never adjust in this type of decor style. An all-white presentation of couches, end tables, bedspreads, wall paint, etc. offers any room a refreshed and clutter-free look.