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Modern Minimalism

How to get a Minimalist Look in a Modern way

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Modernism explored new ways in which people could live more simply. Ornamentation was rejected and the adoption of the machine aesthetic came to the forefront. The use of mechanically manufactured materials such as steel, glass and concrete prevailed. There was simplicity and clearness of forms with a visual stress on horizontal and vertical lines.


Pendant Lamp | Credenza | Bookcase | Floor Lamp | Sofa | Barcelona Chair | Barcelona Stool | Area Rug | Side Table | Table Lamp | Coffee Table

Wall Art > Create your own > use masking tape to paint blocks on your wall or a canvas (and frame it if you like)

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This will be a room for someone who likes uncomplicated and uncluttered. This is simple living at its best. It will give a clean, open, simplistic impression without being too cold and clinical.

Reflective surfaces support the white furniture for a light, airy feel, yet the brown/taupe tones will keep the white furniture grounded not appearing to float around. The curves here and there break up the strict straight lines a bit and softens up a living space.

This look is stylish and sophisticated, and I think it will best suit a house with open spaces, sleek lines, geometric shapes and modernist design features. It will kindle a calm, grounded, debonair atmosphere.

You can make this your own. There are lots of items available nowadays to create a modern modernist, minimalist look (mmm 🙂 lots of M’s).

Rugs that will also work well with this type of look!

Silai Rug


> a  movement towards modifying traditional beliefs in accordance with modern ideas

> a style or movement in the arts that aims to depart significantly from classical and traditional forms

MODERNISM 1900 – 1940

> proclaims that forms should be simplified and that architectural designs should tolerate no more ornament than needed to function> simplicity and clarity of forms with a visual emphasis on horizontal and vertical lines

> illustrate the balance of
positive and negative in non-objective forms and lines.

> industrially produced materials like concrete, steel and glass

De Stijl Movement

> 1917 – 1931

> Dutch artistic movement / Neoplastism

> essential principle: geometry of straight line, square, and rectangle

> asymmetrical

> design ideal: illustrate the balance of positive and negative in non-objective forms and lines

Bauhaus / International Style

> 1919 – 1933

> influenced by Modernism

> represents the absence of ornamentation

> embraces simplified forms, geometric shapes & block colours

based on rationality & functionality


There was a return to Minimalism in the 1980s, towards the end of Postmodernism. The essential quality of buildings was revealed by simplified living spaces through minimalist architecture. This was vastly stirred up by Japanese traditional design and the notion of Zen thinking.

The Japanese interior design style has a significant influence on minimalism and sets out the principles for zen interiors. It is simplistic and streamlined in both finishes and layout. Zen interior design is based on Zen principles of space, function and light. When applied to the home it can give one a more tranquil and peaceful state of mind.

The minimalist approach ensures using only the bare necessities in a home with each element having its own purpose. Minimalism is all about keeping it simple. Open spaces and clean lines allow for supreme simplicity. Think bare minimum for the maximum outcome, a small variety of colours and streamlined form. Minimalist interior design is surely elegant when soundly put together and presently Minimalism is a prevailing design choice.

Minimalism Meaning

I truly hope this inspired you

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