Design A New House With Minimalism

After building  your new home, you will finally be able to start the exciting process of decorating. Everyone has slightly different way of tackling this process. However, one of the biggest trends in interior design at the moment is minimalism. This style is very popular and has led many to adopt a minimalist lifestyle. If you are interested in decorating your new home in this simple yet stunning way, make sure you read the tips below:

Tips To Your Ideal Minimalist House

Use Light Colours

One of the main characteristics of minimalist interior design is the choice of colours. Many people design a new house with minimalism will use white as a basis for their room.  It offers a clean and bright feel and can make even the smallest of rooms feel spacious. If white walls is too plain for your personal taste, using wood paneling or brick painted in white can add texture simply.

If you’re not interested in sticking with white, there are other options that can work. Typically, for a minimalist space, soft colours that bring a lightness to the room work best.

Effective Furniture Layout

As the name suggests, minimalist-inspired furniture and furniture layout are relatively simple. The important thing about decorating your new house is to maximise space to move around freely, making sure you only keep items that you will use regularly.

If you want to achieve a contemporary minimalist look, choose furniture with sleek and simple lines and bold forms. If you want to add warmth, opt for wooden furniture. In case you value industrial minimalism, metal furniture is a great choice. Whatever furniture material you go for, the boldness looks great when matched with simple wall colours.

Decorate Your New House

Decorating your new home as a very personal decision and depends solely on your personal taste. Adding personality to your space with sentimental items and decorations that express who you are is such an exciting part of moving into a new home, however, if you are wanting to create a minimalist space, make sure you simplify what you keep. The key to minimalist interior style is using decorative pieces in a way that will make them stand out.

In that respect, your carefully selected accessories should be perceived as statement pieces. Use only those accessories you really like to look at. An interesting piece of wall art, beautiful plants, a candle, a picture frame will make more of a statement if they your space is not crowded.

Lighting Your New Home

Lighting is very important in minimalist interiors. Since you won’t be using a lot of accessories and your walls will tend to be simple, proper lighting can add a warm and cozy feel to your rooms. Make sure that you check out the range of Superlight LED lighting solutions to get the desired quality and energy efficiency in your minimalist home, as well as a lower energy bill.

In general, recessed lights are the best choice for bathrooms and hallways since they will provide enough brightness and won’t waste a lot of space. These are not the best solution for living rooms and bedrooms however, where they can appear too cold. Using lamps and chandeliers in these rooms can effectively brighten and warm up the atmosphere. Dimmer switches can also come in handy in minimalistic interiors since you’ll be able to change up the atmosphere easily.

Building A New Home?

Wanting to create a new space that is completely yours? From floor plan to wall colours, and kitchen tiles?  Building a new home is a perfect solution for those who are fed up with trying to fit their lifestyle into someone else’s dream home. Talk to the expert consultants at iBuildNew to find a builder that can fulfil all of your building requirements in a simple and seamless way. Call us on 1800 184 284 or book a call online.

Zoe Langenberg

Zoe is passionate about coffee and interior design. You can find her most weekends exploring an art gallery or devouring a good book.


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