• Mayssoun Hatoum

MINIMALISM IN INTERIOR DESIGN


One of the first to embrace minimalism is Mies van der Rohe, who started in the early 20th century. The term “less is more” came from the German architect and educator, who used glass, steel and wide-open spaces to create his unembellished modern visions. Creating functional design elements in the most compact way is key in minimalist design. Eliminating clutter and extraneous objects is also a hallmark of minimalist interior design. This simplicity allows the focus to remain on the room’s purpose and function, and on the beauty of its carefully selected furnishings. Similarly, keeping colour combinations to a minimum further enhances the serene and balanced environment.


Minimalism not only looks great - it has several benefits!


First, an uncluttered, clean space is known to increase our happiness and health. Not being able to find something easily is a surefire way to dampen any mood and increase stress. Next, having something streamlined and designated for one purpose — without all the bells and whistles and multi-functional purposes we have grown accustomed to — creates a neat, fluid and relaxing environment. Another benefit is streamlined furniture gives you more space, even in the smallest rooms. Plus, a calm palette or limited colour choice makes a room feel serene and less chaotic.


Even if you are a traditionalist and love your curves and frills, you can embrace some tenets of minimalism for a happy and healthy home. Minimalist spaces are known for balance and simplified beauty. For a healthy, less chaotic and aesthetically peaceful home which is still a trend for interior design up to this day.