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After you read this article the minimalism will enter inside you – first you strange then it stays with you!

The first reference to minimalism came around the 60s through artistic, cultural and scientific movements, which were concerned with using only fundamental elements as the basis of expression. This style has grown in number of fans up to our days and has reached many areas, to become a lifestyle and also reach our home and office spaces, influencing both architecture and decoration as well as the organizational way of the people who choose by the daily practice of “less is more”.

Can really be considered a social cultural movement of the contemporary world which also applies to decoration and furniture

Combining aesthetics with functionality, leaving the various divisions and spaces emptier so that you can feel more comfortable, besides valuing quality instead of quantity are some of the main concepts. Using neutral colours such as white, gray and black, simple geometric shapes, multifunctional furniture and few elements of prominence, the minimalist decoration tries to pass on a message that “everything is part of everything”. It appeals to the harmony of simplicity, although it is recognized that doing simple is sometimes the most difficult

The organization is essential for a minimalist space. Each object should be in its origin place, without excesses in the decoration, bringing balance to the environment. To apply minimalism through organization, first evaluate your objects and keep only those that bring you happiness and what is really needed.

4 actions for a minimalist decoration

  • Clean: do a total cleaning in your home or office; keep only what is functional and what causes you a feeling of well-being; clean the furniture, change the colors of the walls, remove the furniture without essential function and eliminate the so-called excesses of the environment;
  • Planning: recognizing a new environment and the new volume of objects, prioritize functionality, fluidity and appropriate measures; use furniture that optimizes space; in minimalism surfaces without many objects prevail, with a more “clean” style;
  • Organize: each object has its specific place, preferably allocated within each piece of furniture for easy access, although without necessarily making it a decoration object;
  • Decorate: all selected elements, after applying the previous steps, should be raised to the level of well-being and functionality; they should shine, convey relaxation, tranquility and above all your personality.

The minimalist decoration and the organization must be aligned and allied, since both look for the well-being, and aim to provide more space and functionality to the environments.

It should be noted that a simple environment is not necessarily a lifeless, colorless or graceless environment, but rather an environment that has the essentials to bring comfort and functionality.

Our advice is to maintain simplicity with clean, free spaces and little visual information. Choose decorative objects loaded with history and meaning. Furniture with straight-line design and simple finish (light wood, or white or black) – notice how the white furniture stands out from the floor and the black furnishings of the white walls.

The base of the decoration should be neutral colors, but this doesn’t mean that in order to have a minimalist environment it is necessary to attach to white, black and gray (although they are main colors). On top of these colors can be many notes of furniture with more vivid colors.

Adopting a minimalist approach in the decoration of your space will not only provide organization, but also a space where you can relax and feel good. Do not adopt these tips in an inflexible way, because even in minimalism creativity is a must!


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