Fashion & Currents

  • Modern Minimalist Style

The modern minimalist style is currently one of the most common interior design styles in home decoration. The modern style emphasizes simplicity in appearance, strong functionality, and focuses on the singularity and abstraction of interior spatial forms and objects.

As the name suggests, modern minimalism aims to make every detail appear extremely clean. Minimalist decoration makes the space look clean and spacious. It involves minimal decoration and eliminating unnecessary items. Any complex design, non-functional special components, or decorations are believed to increase construction costs, emphasizing that form should serve function more.

  • Characteristics of the style:

Open interior spaces with a sense of connection between indoor and outdoor areas, seeking freedom in space planning without being restricted by load-bearing walls.

Interior walls, floors, ceilings, and furnishings feature clean lines, pure textures, and refined craftsmanship.

Emphasis on functionality in design, avoiding excessive decoration, and believing that simplicity enhances practicality.

Standard components are preferred in construction and interior fittings, with door and window dimensions designed according to modular systems.

Simple industrial products are often chosen for interiors, with furniture and household items predominantly featuring straight lines, while glass and metal are commonly used.

  • Furniture features:

Emphasis on functional design with smooth, simple lines and strong color contrasts.

Innovative materials like tempered glass and stainless steel are commonly used for decoration, offering a sense of avant-garde and freedom.

Due to the simplicity of lines and minimal decorative elements, perfect coordination of soft furnishings is crucial to evoke a sense of beauty. For instance, sofas need cushions, dining tables need tablecloths, and beds require curtains and bedding to complement the minimalist style.

  • Color schemes (actual combinations may vary):

Bold color scheme: Red as the central color, contrasted with blue and black, with white dominating walls and ceilings to avoid excessive contrast.

Light and cheerful color scheme: Yellow and orange as the central colors, with gray accents and green plants to create a relaxed atmosphere.

Elegant color scheme: Pink as the central color, complemented by white and beige, creating a soft and elegant ambiance.

Soft color scheme: Soft pink as the central color, complemented by red and white tones, with occasional touches of light blue for a romantic atmosphere.

Graceful color scheme: Rose and light purple as the central colors, with gray-white walls and furniture, accented by green cushions and potted plants.

  • Historical development:

Minimalism originated from early 20th-century Western modernism, particularly from the Bauhaus movement founded in Germany in 1919. Bauhaus advocated for functionalism, promoting furniture designs suitable for mass production and minimalist architectural decoration. Minimalist style simplifies design elements, colors, lighting, and raw materials to the minimum, while demanding high quality in texture. As a result, minimalist space design is often subtle, achieving a "less is more" effect.

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