If you’re new to the minimal design trend, you might feel a bit overwhelmed by the scale of work to get to the minimal look. Achieving minimal design takes time and experimentation, so settle in and enjoy the journey. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of minimal design and living:
Simple Color Palette
By keeping colors neutral, you create a clean backdrop to whatever else you put in the room. A light-colored neutral—such as white, light gray, greige, or whatever neutral trend strikes your fancy—can help the room feel more spacious. Color can add interest, but if you’re targeting minimal design, you will want to use colors within the same family or two colors applied sparingly. If you decide you want a different accent color later, it’s easily changed.
Minimal design is best achieved by choosing simple shapes and straight lines for furniture, décor or patterns. Clean lines allow the eyes to travel the room without distracting details.
Texture and Natural Elements
When you apply a neutral color palette to a room, adding a variety of textures keeps your space from feeling too industrial or clinical. Wood accents help warm up your space, contribute to the texture, and add a bit of color while keeping within your minimal design.
Function, Function, Function
To make minimal design work for you in a way that is sustainable, your selections need to be purposeful and functional. Choose furniture pieces that have multiple functions, such as an ottoman or bench with hidden storage, or an entryway table with drawers for storing your keys/wallet/sunglasses out of sight.
A pretty basket can hold those “not clean enough to put away, but not dirty enough to wash” clothes, adding an interesting feature and providing a place to hide store things without cluttering the space. Make use of drawer and shelf organizers to keep your things neat and visible in your dressers and closets.
If you are looking for a great minimal piece to work into your space, Rare Finds Warehouse has many items to choose from. We have a great selection of pieces with clean lines and loads of function. Come visit our Warehouse any day of the week! Our warehouse is at 6500 E Stapleton Dr. South, in Denver.
Old Carved Rustic Mirror
This mirror uses repurposed corbel pieces. Large and intricately carved. Use it high on a wall or at floor level.
XL Corbel Frame Mirror
Canvas Painting Wall Art
This reproduction has texture and nuance of color. Impressionistic shades give it its depth.
Jazz Movement on Canvas
Chimney Cabinet with Glass Doors
This cabinet features 2 glass doors. A very beautiful cabinet with glass sides. Display your treasures in this tall and narrow cabinet. Perfect for small spaces.
Cathedral Doors Chimney Cabinet
Reproduction Military Clock
This reproduction is made in the style of a Marine Corps clock. Featuring the minutes, it’s a perfect learner’s clock.
Marine Table Clock
Counter Wine Bottle Holder
This 6 bottle holder is made from a cedar trunk. It makes your wine bottles handy for everyday use or at a party. It’s also easily mobile.
6 Bottle Cedar Wine Holder
Old Wooden Window Mirror
This mirror is an old repurposed window. The doors close or can sit open. Adds genuine rustic charm to your wall.
Antique Window Mirror Small
Antique Window Mirror Small Closed
Framed Hand Woven Tapestry
This antique wedding quilt glistens with shiny thread and accents. The wooden frame is ornate to match the beauty of the blanket. A piece of art.
Antique Framed India Tapestry
Antique Framed India Tapestry Detail
Triangle 6 Bottle Wine Rack
Counter Wine Bottle Holder
This 6 bottle holder is made out of reclaimed wine barrel parts. It makes your wine bottles handy for everyday use or at a party. It’s also easily mobile and compact. It’s a perfect house-warming gift.
Toby Leather Arm Chair
Leather Quilted Arm Chair
This beautiful brown chair adds sophistication to your office space. Makes a great accent chair in your living room.
Wooden Cannon with Metal Accents
This wooden reproduction cannon is sure to be a conversation starter. Great in a mancave, garden or entrance. The wheels give it great mobility. And the metal accents give it charm.
Slatted Wooden Bench with Back and Arms
Natural Rustic Bench
This bench is perfect for your entrance or porch. It has natural rustic charm. Add pillows to give it a softer look.
Vintage Metal Table Lamp
This lamp adds a warm glow to your space. Vintage and classy. Put a heat bulb in it for proper effect.
Vintage Heat Lamp with Edison Bulb
Rustic Dining Table
This dining table is made from rosewood. The pedestal base makes it easy to fit 4 chairs around it.
Wooden Round Pedestal Dining Table
Compact Wooden Desk
This desk features a built-in organizer on the top. As well as a cabinet and drawer. Perfect for your young student or as a desk in the kitchen.
Rounded Personal Desk
Antique Framed Doors
This old set of beautifully carved doors is majestic. Incorporate it into your build. Makes a great front door.
Blue Arched Doors Frame
Vintage Metal Desk
This desk is an old tried and true favorite. This one is in great shape.
Vintage Tanker Desk White
Counter Upholstered Chair
This chair is comfortable and handsome. The metal accents lend a touch of class to this dark elegant chair.
Barcelona Counter Chair
Birch Forest Glass Poster Wall Art
This beautiful picture is made awesome with glass. Enjoy the black and white forest everyday. Green accents make it fun.
Forest Photo Behind Glass