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3 Apr


When you think minimal you think “less is more”, “space”, “clutter free”, “neutral colour palette” and more words that describe less extravagant and much organised. The minimalist approach to a living space is known for its benefits like time-saving and just extra air to breathe. The minimalist space is easy to clean and makes it easy to locate objects around your home among a list of benefits. Here are items and things to consider while incorporating the minimalist approach to your living space.


The general mindset for a minimalist space colour palette is black and white, which really isn’t right. The keywords in the definition of minimal is “minimum amount”; you can take your favourite yellow shade and put that on your wall, but make sure it is minimum and balanced with a neutral colour that matches. The colour tones that you choose need to be maintained all through the space as well because you want to keep it simple and less dramatic.


The key to a minimal space is to be clutter free, you need to get rid of things you do not need and put the things you need in storage containers that blend with your colour scheme. This makes it easier to spot items around your space while looking neat without scattering or changing the position of things.


After getting rid of clutter and painting your living area with neutral tones, you discover your space would seem bigger than you thought. You would have room and what you want to do is not congest your space or make it look off; and so, while arranging your furniture, you should have in mind that your space needs to be balanced either asymmetrically or symmetrically.


The shelves are a part of furniture which can serve as storage depending on how you look at it; they help to keep items in plain sight while also giving a facial uplift to the space. The colour of the shelves needs to blend with the colour scheme of your space, here you can place décor, photo frames, books and many more.


This is dependent on how much sun gets in your living room, you might want to bring in some plants to have a cleaner and very natural feel to it. It gets better when you can play around with the outlook of the plant pots to fit your colour scheme.


You don’t want a bland space with the colour coordination and arrangement, you can give your living space a face lift by introducing paintings, vases, frames, bowls that are not outrageously or extravagantly designed or coloured.

Tinuade Odutayo

Tinuade is a Digital Editor at SCHICK Magazine, she has interests in Brand and Corporate Communications. Tinuade with a degree in Communications Culture and Media from Coventry University enjoys creating content, reading, writing and researching; she hopes to eventually create experiential content for Lifestyle and Tourism.

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