Minimalist design is a mainstay of modern home decor. The clean, sharp lines and the uncluttered simplicity that define minimalist design have remained popular for several years, which is a testament to their simple elegance and fuss-free beauty. If you like the minimalist look but want to add some colour and texture to soften the edges and add warmth to your room, then here are three ideas that will help you to achieve this.
1. Add a Persian rug
Persian rugs have been popular for centuries. In more recent times, they are still a decor feature that is regularly used by interior designers. The warm yet muted hues and the intricate designs suit a wide variety of styles and look equally beautiful in a regal, stately manor or an uber-modern home.
They're an excellent way to add some subtle warmth to a minimalist room. The level of detail and the layering of the pattern on Persian rugs give them almost chameleon-like properties which allow them to blend in yet enhance a limited minimalist palette. Because the hues in the rug are colourful but not overpowering, you'll find that they amplify other colours, either within the room or in the visible landscape outside.
2. Choose sculptural furniture items
One of the key features of minimalist design is clutter reduction and ensuring that every item you add to a room has a practical function. You can stick with this concept but still add visual interest by choosing essential furniture items that have a decorative and sculptural look.
A retro looking sofa, an ornate antique coffee table or a striking art deco mirror are all examples of ways that you can achieve this. Don't go too crazy with this idea though. Adding more than one or two sculptural items will have the opposite effect, with too much to look at, and the room will begin to stray into the cluttered look you are trying to avoid.
3. Add a painted feature wall
While many people think of minimalist design as embracing stark, white walls, it's possible to add some colour to the room without compromising the minimalist aesthetic. You can opt for a bright, vibrant hue or a softer, more subdued colour. The key is to make sure that the paint you choose has warm undertones that won't make the room feel cold or sterile.
Creating a modern room interior that adheres to minimalist principles but still feels warm and welcoming may seem like a difficult task. However, it's quite achievable with these three subtle yet effective design ideas.