Minimalism is an excellent way to open up a room. It is a design concept that minimizes clutter and embraces open space. It is both an elegant and practical way to keep a room, which is why it is so popular.
Creating all of this open space sounds like a great idea until you have a to decorate a small space. A small condo or a small office space restricts your design space, but you still need to fit in a certain number of things in order to remain practical. This can be an intimidating task, but with these below tips, you can create the illusion of a wide open space in the tiniest of studios!
1. Keep Your Storage Stylish
In a small space, maximizing your storage is a must. The two best ways of doing this are with either sideboards or bookcases, depending on the layout of your space, and your storage needs. Sideboards are the best option for keeping items out of sight, and out of mind while acting as a stylish piece.
Bookcases are more practical if you have more vertical than horizontal space. However, to avoid your bookshelves looking cluttered, keeping them organized is a must. I'm not saying that you have to organize your books by colour, but it does look pretty nice.
2. See the Positive in Negative Space
Keep your room looking minimalist by keeping space between different furniture pieces. Simply keeping your furniture close to the wall will not open up your space if all the pieces along the wall are all bunched together.
Another way to create space is with the pieces of furniture themselves. Pieces like the Casa Suarez Seventy's Metal Rack, (or the Open Cubic Bookcase, above,) have all the practical function of a more traditional bookcase, but also feature open space in the piece itself that create the illusion of having more room around the shelves themselves.
3. Go for Light Colours
Paint your room with light colours to create the illusion of a larger room. It is one of the most popular pieces of interior design advice. There is a reason for that; it works.
However, just because you want to open your space, doesn't mean that you have stick to a room filled with pastels. You can add colour to your room with a different furniture piece, colourful artwork, or an accent wall. Even adding a plant to an otherwise white room can create a focal point in a modern, clean space.
4. Make a Statement (Piece)
Having a focal point in the room is the difference between minimalist design and a bare room. There are many ways to do this. You can do this by adding a colourful couch to a room of wood furniture. You can also feature a bold decor item (or set of items) on a prominent piece of furniture.
Whatever you do, keep in mind that it is a statement piece, not statement pieces. If the eye is being pulled in different directions by competing items, the room becomes crowded and looks smaller.
Are you looking to find pieces that will create a minimalist vibe in your space? Casa Suarez's collection of handcrafted wood furnishings are both a practical and stylish way to maximize your space. Get in touch with our team of interior decor specialists to find out how we can help you with your latest project.