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byBonito Designs April 2, 2024 In Interior Design


Minimalism was a movement in the world of sculptural arts and paintings back in the mid 20th century, and since then, has found its way into interior design. Today, minimal home interiors are all the rage and have been for the past couple of years. With the goal of creating a minimal, clutter-free space, minimalism is an approach that’s often sought after in modern homes today.  If you’ve just taken possession of your new home and want your interiors to be minimalistic and clutter-free, we’ve got all the essential information for you. We show you how you can incorporate minimalist design principles into your home decor to achieve a clean, relaxing, and clutter-free living space.   

Pain Point   

Modern home interiors often start off with unique designs, but end up becoming cluttered, particularly so when there are several different elements dotted around the space. Further, a lot of homeowners feel like they need to cut down on their decorative pieces to achieve a minimal look, rather than design their interiors in a manner that can help them achieve such a vibe.  


The solution is to understand the practical ways in which you can incorporate minimalist design principles into your home interiors. Working with an experienced interior designer is the best way to turn your home into a relaxing, clutter-free haven.   

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Design Each Space with a Key Focal Point   

One of the most common practices you’ll see across most homes is the urge to make use multiple statement pieces across a space. While this approach might be ideal for some, it takes away from the idea of a minimal and relaxing vibe. The best way to approach this is to create a key focal point in each space, rather than using multiple focal points.   

This automatically reduces the need to make use of multiple pieces that may not be needed, thereby helping you create an open, airy, and de-cluttered atmosphere. The goal is to achieve a sense of visual balance in a space by making use of clean, empty spaces, and then adding a singular piece such as a rug, a coffee table, or even a bar cabinet as the statement piece. 

This approach is ideal for spaces like living and dining rooms, as they tend to be more aesthetically focused, rather than driven by practicality.   

Design Furniture with Clean Lines and Flat Surfaces 

Design Furniture with Clean Lines and Flat Surfaces 

Minimalist design principles emphasise clean lines and uncluttered surfaces, and keeping these elements in mind is crucial when designing your home’s interiors. The key is to choose furniture that doesn’t compete with your space, but rather, complements it.   

However, this doesn’t mean that your interiors need to be devoid of personality. Your full home interiors can still have decorative lights for your living room, a statement coffee table, a well-designed TV cabinet, art, intricate textiles, and so on.   

To achieve this balance between minimalism and personality, there are a few things to keep in mind –  

  • Every piece of furniture must be functional and serve a purpose. Multifunctional pieces like ottomans or sofa set designs with integrated storage are some examples.   
  • Furniture and cabinets with clean and sleek lines are ideal for a space that incorporates m. Pieces like sleep armchairs, bookshelves, or a large, yet minimal coffee table are just some examples.   
  • Ensure the flow of plenty of natural light into your space. Good lighting, both natural and artificial is key to designing an opulent yet minimal space. Using sheer curtains during the day, for instance, can be ideal if you want to strike the perfect balance between light and privacy.    


Neutral Colour Palette 

Use a Neutral Colour Palette 

No matter what design theme you choose for your home’s interiors, the right colour theme plays a crucial role. When it comes to a minimalistic interior, the best option to choose is a neutral colour palette with shades like whites, off-whites, beiges, greys, and similar muted tones. As mentioned earlier, however, the use of a neutral colour palette doesn’t have to leave your space devoid of personality.   

Your interiors can also feature accent walls with earthy tones like browns, greens, and yellows. However, they key us to use muted shades of these colours, rather than their vibrant and saturated counterparts.   

If you want to play around with your colour scheme, you can consider using neutrals as a base for your walls, floors, and even for your larger pieces of furniture. Using a neutral foundation like this allows the other vibrant pieces in your space to shine. You can also incorporate colour in the form of art, rugs, curtains, or even throw pillows or cushions.   

Last but not least, one of the key minimalist design principles is the use of texture. Since a minimalist theme can seem restricting in terms of colour, the use of texture can help you create a warm and cosy atmosphere.   

Integrate Smart Storage Solutions   

Integrate Smart Storage Solutions   

A clutter-free space is key to minimalistic interiors, and the key to achieving this is to ensure that your home has plenty of storage. The storage solutions themselves must be sleek and clean, adding to the overall minimalistic atmosphere in your home.   

When integrating storage solutions, you must focus on your current needs, as well as those of your future when you might accumulate more possessions. Some of the best storage solutions you can consider include –   

  • Using built-in cabinets that seamlessly blend in with your walls and make the most use of the vertical space on offer.   
  • Make use of hidden storage solutions such as ottomans or sofa sets with storage, coffee tables with detachable tabletops to reveal storage inside, and even concealed shelving that offers nifty storage spaces.   
  • The use of stylish baskets and bins can also help you add to your home’s practicality while adding to its decor.   

In Conclusion   

Integrating minimalist design principles in your home interiors is not as easy as it might seem, but it certainly isn’t impossible. As you can see from this guide, creating a truly minimalistic atmosphere goes beyond mere cosmetic changes. We’ve shown you some of the best ways to turn your home into a clean, minimalistic, and relaxing haven.   

If you’re looking to design your home interiors with a minimalistic, or any other theme in mind, and want the best quality, Bonito Designs is here for you. We’re India’s only ISO-certified full home interior brand and have over 10 years of experience.   

What’s more, with a team of 300+ designers and a through 7 stage quality check process, we ensure that every aspect of your home is designed to perfection.

So give us a call and schedule a visit to our Experience Centre today.