Minimalist Living Room Style
A minimalist living room style creates a relaxing atmosphere for the entire family to enjoy and unwind. If you want to create a minimalist living room style, here are several ways for you. Choose furnishings that are simple in construction, ornamentation and look. Use only pieces that you really need in the room; footstools, occasional tables, plant stands and spare chairs can be left out. Go with a sofa and easy chairs that are plain; a rectangular transitional style or a simple Chippendale. Skip the toss pillows or use just a couple of unembellished ones; forget the fringe, lace and flounces. Keep the coffee and end tables understated, too. Consider Parsons styles; simple cubes of wood, laminate and clear acrylic; or glass- and stone-topped metal tables.
Be sparing with the floor coverings and wall treatments. A simple area rug such as sisal or a Berber style over a hard-surface floor is fine (but don’t layer over wall-to-wall carpet). Keep the walls one color; a soothing neutral is popular for the minimalist living room look. Choose lamps and shades that are of simple design. Lamp bases of plain ceramic or wrought iron, and contemporary, spare brass designs tend to work well. And also, hang the windows simply or leave them bare.