What is Minimalism?

Minimalist architecture is a design style that focuses on simplicity and functionality, stripping away unnecessary elements to create a clean and uncluttered space. The emphasis is on highlighting the architectural features of the space, often using a monochromatic color palette with sparingly used accent colors. In minimalist architecture, everything must serve a purpose and add value to the space, with form being just as important as function. This approach creates an elegant and timeless look that can be seen in many contemporary buildings and homes.

Minimalist Architecture

Minimalist architecture involves using reductive design elements without decoration or ornamentation to reveal the true essence of architecture. According to Lilian H. Weinreich of Lilian H. Weinreich Architects, this style has a complex language of its own, condensing content and streamlining form and structure.

Minimalist Architecture

Tips for Minimalism

Here are some tips to help you achieve minimalism in your space:

  1. Identify the purpose of each room and get rid of anything that doesn’t serve that purpose.
  2. Distinguish between minimizing and organizing.
  3. Simplify walls.
  4. Start with the easier spaces and move on to harder ones.
  5. Choose one of three options for every object: remove it, relocate it, or leave it.
  6. Count the “clutter cost.”
  7. Focus on the gains, not the subtractions.

Minimalism has a calming effect on people and allows them to focus on the essentials and items of personal value. Living in a well-designed and uncluttered space can be inspiring and provide a sense of calm. By following these tips, you can create a minimalist space that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

If you’re interested in interior design and curious about what styles are trending for 2023, check out our blog post on “What interior design styles are trending for 2023?” to stay up-to-date on the latest trends and inspiration for your space.