Making it Work for You
As with every interior design scheme, minimalist strategies usually involve at least some trial and error. Once you negate needless items and open up space, you will inevitably draw the eye to whatever remains in a room. This forces you to be strategic when deciding which elements should take center stage amid a sleek, bare-boned environment where there’s no place to hide.
If you don’t know where to start, Better Homes & Gardens provides several examples of successful minimalist interior design schemes. If you have the will and ability, Better Homes & Gardens also details several do-it-yourself minimalist interior design projects for your home.
With that said, it’s perfectly fine to dive right in and experiment until you find a minimalist concept that reflects your unique style. As with any design scheme, a contemporary minimalist house should include its fair share of intriguing accessories that give every room its own distinctive personality. This gives you the opportunity to incorporate collectibles and keepsakes that will complement the scheme without stealing the spotlight.
Be selective so as not to overstuff or overstimulate. You can also routinely edit pieces to give your minimalist home a fresh feel from time to time. One great benefit of a minimalist interior design scheme is that any minor change will have a much larger impact, especially if the room includes neutral tones and a lot of negative space.