Re-designing your home or moving into a new one is a great opportunity to design in a new way, and cozy minimalism does the trick. The style allows you to focus on the power of opposites. It’s the style that allows the texture of a handmade pillow to make a bold statement against a sleek piece of furniture as its backdrop.
Minimalism rests on open spaces, clean lines, and functional furniture while excluding clutter. Coziness, on the other hand, focuses on warmth and comfort. It’s not uncommon to include quirky items with contrasting patterns and textures to make a homey atmosphere, too. Luckily, cozy minimalism is the middle ground between these two. It merges the function and form of minimalism with warm and relaxing accents.
Strive to make the main purpose of each room serve as the centerpiece. For example, if you’re decorating the bedroom, then the bed should be the focal point. A modern bed frame with a neutral-colored comforter is the perfect blank canvas to add to the room with texture, patterns, and funky elements. Embrace layers in a simple environment to bring depth to a room without creating an overwhelming space. Aim to present a contrast between each item.
In any room with a minimalist foundation, design with the intent to accessorize. Add throw blankets, picture frames, plants, and any other decorative item you like. Purchase bold, bright items that accent each space to formulate a balance between the aesthetic of the accessories and the neutrality of the room. You can also bring a tasteful piece of art that will easily catch the eye of anyone who walks in.
When furniture shopping for your cozy minimalist home, keep function in mind. You can purchase a simple, modern storage piece that brings a unique aesthetic to the room. Another great decorating option is using mirrors. They’re functional, bring more light in, and also makes the room appear larger. You can find a frame with an elegant design or a pop of color to bring warmth to the room.
Only design with the items you love and use frequently. Rather than having a lot of items in your home, bring in a few high-quality pieces that you’ll use for a long time. Don’t compromise comfort and livability in your furniture choices, but keep the theme of neutral colors and clean lines. Bring coziness and comfort to the furniture with a textured throw blanket and a unique lamp. Just be sure you don’t clutter the floor with too much furniture to keep the cozy minimalist style going. Plus, the less furniture you have, the easier it is to keep clean!
Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.