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The 7 Essential Minimalist Interior Design Tips, According to an Interior Style Advisor

We’re all looking for ways to make our homes feel welcoming and clutter-free, which is perhaps why minimalism will remain forever popular.

Despite numerous home trends coming and going, a focus on simplicity in a room is classic, chic and relatively easy to achieve.

Rebecca Snowden, Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice, shares her seven minimalist interior design tips that will help you achieve the minimalist trend at home.

Keep surfaces clean and clutter-free

Based on the philosophy that less is more, minimalism is an intentional mode of living centred around simplicity.

When aiming for this look at home, focus on clean lines and clutter-free spaces.

“Start by decluttering ruthlessly – eliminate anything that’s unnecessary and store belongings out of sight,” says Rebecca.

“In the living area where multiple activities take place regularly, make it a habit to clear surfaces daily.

Opt for simple home accessories

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“Keep a sofa feeling cosy with a couple of cushions and tidy up the coffee table for a clean look that feels relaxing at the same time,” Rebecca advises.

“Keep wall décor to a minimum and opt for pieces that are simple and streamlined.

A few pieces of framed artwork can add personality to the room and make it feel lived-in while staying on-trend.”

Stick to a neutral colour base

At the heart of minimalist styling is a neutral colour palette – subtle hues of white, grey, taupe and similar earth tones are calming and make a space feel fresh and clean.

“The easiest way to add style to a minimalist home is to choose essential furniture pieces that contrast beautifully while keeping within the neutral colour spectrum.

A white table with a sleek chrome finish lends a striking, modern touch and blends seamlessly into the overall look.”

Consider space saving furniture

“If tight on space, get a round table with a pedestal base. Otherwise, larger spaces can opt for an extending table that’s practical and space-saving.”

Elevate the look with chrome-legged dining chairs that play up clean lines with a high back.”

Add some greenery

Make a minimalist home come to life with indoor plants.

“Greenery is often what turns a house into a home and when it comes to this trend, plants can add warmth like no other.

Keep it simple with a couple of potted greens or hang some air varieties that function as air-purifiers, as a bonus.”

make your decor purposeful 

Focus on decorative pieces that are purposeful like a knitted throw for dipping temperatures or a minimal lamp for reading, true to the minimalist philosophy.

As for centrepieces, a cushy sofa with a clean silhouette oozes comfort and makes a space feel inviting.

“Minimalist living is perfect for those who revel in clutter-free environments and enjoy interior design with a purpose.

Display 1 or 2 treasured items instead of multiple small objects, and always pick pieces intentionally,” says Rebecca.

“Rugs are a good one – luxurious yet unfussy, and they double up to section off areas for different functions, while photos bring a sense of homeliness.”

She adds, “Being a minimalist doesn’t mean stripping all personality away, it simply means that what does get displayed is thoughtfully curated and means a lot.”

Infuse spaces with light and warmth

Let in plenty of natural light so that space feels bright and welcoming.

Stick to light neutrals for window treatments or opt for sheer curtains to maintain a light, airy atmosphere.

Add natural elements like wood or ceramics for warmth and life — it’ll also prevent a minimalist home from feeling sterile.

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Rebecca Snowden is Interior Style Advisor at Furniture Choice, a quality seller of stylish, quality furniture that everyone can afford since 2005.