As a style, minimalism condenses design to its bare essentials and uses simple elements to reveal the true essence of space, without the need for ornamentation or decoration. The resulting environment offers a visually simplified interior which in turn, supports a less-cluttered and focused lifestyle. Proponents of the style, intentionally live with only the things they need. Things with a purpose deemed significant enough to support their day to day life.
Fewer possessions means a greater focus on the beauty of space and how it is viewed by changing natural or artificial light sources throughout the day.
Minimalism has been gaining in popularity since the second World War era. Today’s designers often apply this approach necessitated by small living spaces prevalent in small condominium suites. As condominium suites become smaller to provide affordability, a minimalist approach can make the interiors look larger, brighter and more organized with simple, clean lines and finishes.
To articulate the space, designers often choose a neutral colour palette to accentuate the interaction of materials as they are brought to life in both natural and artificial light. The overall result is a serene, elegant and peaceful space which appears larger. This can bring you peace of mind and focus your attention on activities within the space such as work and/or personal relationships.
When we make the effort, it is surprising how many possessions we discover we actually don’t need. Spatial de-cluttering feels great. And besides, isn’t it stressful having so much stuff?