Minimalist living rooms have become the epitome of chic in the world of modern interior design. They’re all about clean lines, functional spaces, and a serene, clutter-free environment.

But if the word "minimalist" makes you think of bland, sterile rooms that can't be lived in, think again! We're all about creating beautiful spaces that are actually practical and feel like home.

So, with a little creativity and some clever tricks, you can create a minimalist living room that's full of personality and warmth.

 

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1. Embrace all things texture

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Minimalist interior design doesn’t mean monotony. So even if you're sticking to a strict colour palette, you can still create interest by using a variety of textures which will add depth and interest to your living room.

Think pillows from the same colour family that feature perhaps a waffle, ruffle or patterned texture and how about pairing an interesting rug with a chunky knit throw?

All of these different layers of textures and patterns keep the room visually engaging while staying within a minimalist colour palette.

2. Create décor clusters

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When it comes to minimalist living room design we're all about keeping décor understated and only displaying pieces we truly love. However, dotting around a few pieces can look a little random and out of place, this is where clustering comes into play.

For example, arrange a trio of vases on a side table, or create a mini-gallery of your favourite books and knick-knacks on a floating shelf. These clusters break up the space and draw the eye without overwhelming it.

Aim to cluster your pieces in odd numbers - it's an eye-pleasing trick that adds harmony. You can also try mixing things up by pairing objects with different shapes and sizes in asymmetrical arrangements to keep things visually exciting!

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3. Stick to a tonal colour palette

Minimalist living room colour schemes

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To create a minimalist living area, you'll want to get a little strict with your colour palette. Tonal palettes are the way to go here as they incorporate shades from the same colour family which will beautifully harmonise together.

To start designing your minimalist lounge, pick a single shade and then work in lighter and darker variations of the colour. Warm neutrals are a great example of this as shades like beige, taupe, and soft brown work perfectly together to create a minimalist look whilst projecting a warm, inviting feel.

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4. Introduce large scale artwork

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Whilst our Interior Designers love a fun and eclectic gallery wall, they don't always fit the vibe of a minimalist living room design.

Instead, you can make just as much of a statement with a large-scale piece of minimalist artwork as it adds colour and interest without cluttering the walls with multiple pieces.

 

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5. Bring plants into your minimalist living room
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When you're sticking to a neutral colour palette, it might seem tricky to spice things up, but that’s where plants can come to the rescue! Adding a splash of greenery to your minimalist living room breathes life into the space, offering pops of colour and interesting textures.

Bringing in other natural elements like wood and stone can add warmth and texture too. A wooden coffee table or a stone vase can make the space feel more inviting and grounded.

 

6. Turn functional pieces into décor

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In minimalist sitting rooms, you have to be a bit more selective with your furniture choices. By picking pieces that are not just functional but also add a touch of intrigue and style to your space, you get a fabulous 2-for-1 deal! 

 Think of a statement light fixture or a beautifully framed mirror which will bring light to your space but also be a striking feature.

Sculptural and streamlined furniture is perfect for modern, minimalist living rooms as their intriguing shapes provide a statement without the need for extra décor.

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7. Get playful with scaling

When going for a minimalist design in your living room, you get to have a bit more fun with the furniture you choose. Normally, we tell clients to match the scale of their furniture to the size of their space, but when you're embracing the 'less is more' vibe, you can go big with your pieces!

Think of a large, oversized sofa as the star of the show, with smaller, more delicate pieces playing the supporting roles. This playful contrast in scale adds a delightful visual intrigue to your room.

 

8. Float your furniture

Minimalist floating furniture

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Minimalistic living rooms are all about that clutter-free feel, so if you have shelving with chunky legs or a TV placed on a bulky stand, your space can start to feel visually chaotic rather quickly.

Floating shelves and wall-mounted TVs create an airy feel and free up floor space. They’re perfect for displaying curated collections without overwhelming the room. Plus, they make cleaning a breeze!

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9. Go built-in

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Bespoke storage is the secret weapon for minimal interiors, perfectly optimising your space while keeping everything sleek and chic. Think of it as the tailored suit for your living room, fitting just right and looking oh-so-stylish.

Beyond that, built-in options like cosy window seats or streamlined media units work wonders for keeping your lounge clutter-free. Window seats double as both seating and secret stashes for your extra blankets, while media units hide all those pesky cords and devices. It’s all about combining function with a dash of flair to create a space that’s as tidy as it is inviting.

10. Dot in dark accents

Minimalist black and white living rooms are a well-loved trend and by adding definition with dark tones it's like giving your living room a dash of elegant eyeliner - just enough to make everything pop without stealing the show.

Think furniture with sleek dark legs or a striking black-framed mirror. These elements ground the space and sprinkle in a touch of sophistication, ensuring your minimalist vibe stays effortlessly cool and far from overwhelming.

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11. A touch of mid-century modern

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This design trend is a treasure trove for minimalists, known for its clean lines, organic curves, and timeless appeal. Imagine an iconic Eames chair lounging in your living room or a sleek, minimalist sideboard anchoring your space.

These pieces not only add character and a dash of retro flair to your minimalist living area but also keep the aesthetic simple and sophisticated.

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12. Scandi style

Minimalist, scandi living room

Picture this: cosy blankets, light woods, and a flood of natural light - welcome to the world of Scandinavian design! Originating from the Nordic countries, Scandi style emphasises simplicity, functionality, and an eco-friendly ethos. It's all about creating a serene environment where every piece has a purpose and nothing feels cluttered.

Think airy spaces filled with neutral colours, clean lines, and lots of natural textures. With Scandinavian inspiration, your minimalist living room becomes a sanctuary of calm and effortless style.

 

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