New directions of design ideas regarding the interior of the living room were caused by the changed purpose.
If earlier this room was intended for celebrations with a large number of guests.
Now this room has become a cozy island of rest. If this is exactly what you need, then you should pay attention to the design of the living room in the style of minimalism.
A characteristic feature of this style is to create a maximum of free space in the living room.
Minimalism is achieved by connecting rooms, by dismantling the interior walls and increasing the windows.
All these methods are aimed at expanding the space. More information about minimalism can be found here.
In most cases, the kitchen is combined with the dining room, while zoning the room on the working part and the rest area.
The interior of the living room in the style of minimalism suggests a minimum of any decorative elements.
In addition, this concept includes the furnishing functionality.
However, the design of furniture, appliances and other items must be arranged in such a way that it is invisible, for example, air conditioning or any other.
Especially large machinery should be located in the sliding panels.
Also for the minimalist interior is characterized by the use of natural materials.
The minimalist style color palette is, first of all, monotony, however, it is acceptable to use furniture of bright colors to create accents.
The main features of Japanese minimalism are the following features: symmetry of the furnishings, natural colors, low upholstered furniture, tables of a laconic form, surfaces made of non-natural stone or materials imitating wood, as well as traditional Japanese decor.
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Finishing work in the living room
The design of the living room minimalism involves the use of single-color materials. Because thanks to monochrome surfaces the room will look more spacious.
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When finishing wall and ceiling surfaces, it is best to use light colors, for example, light lilac, white, muted green tint, cream color and beige color.
It is best to make a multi-level ceiling in the interior of the living room of a minimalist style with the help of drywall.
This ceiling design will allow you to beautifully decorate it with spot lighting. It would be appropriate to use a stretch ceiling, both monochromatic glossy and with a photo print.
As for the finishing of wall surfaces, despite the fact that the walls should be light and solid, you can use different textures, for example, thick wallpaper with a heterogeneous texture, you can combine them with cork or wood panels, or with embossed plaster.
Quite an interesting option to use in the decoration of the walls of Venetian plaster, which will give the living room exquisite luxury and aristocracy, as in the photo living room in the style of minimalism.
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Sometimes designers suggest using wood panels of dark colors when decorating walls, but only on condition that the finish of the doorways will be of the same color.
At present, the finishing of window and doorways in the minimalist stylistics of natural wood is wenge in fashion.
As flooring in the interior of a minimalist style, experts recommend using wood, for example, the traditional version of the floor of a single-color floorboard of dark colors or laminate.
Some unfairly consider minimalism to be a boring style.
However, this is not the case, all the more there are different types of this trend, considering which, perhaps, you will find one that suits you.
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Types of minimalist style:
Eco-minimalism - this direction involves the use of natural stone and wood in the interior, in combination with light warm semitones.
Minimalist ecological furniture for a living room provides for natural imitation, for example, a tabletop imitating a piece of natural stone, or a cupboard with legs in the shape of tree trunks.
Minimalism of luxury. A minimalist living room with luxury elements is the use of such decorative elements as a long-nap carpet or a chandelier with elegant shades.