There truly is beauty in simplicity. Check out these stunning minimalist decor ideas that prove how less really is more!
I’ve always been attracted to the clean purity of minimalism. I love choosing my furniture and decor pieces carefully and letting each thing have a large impact on the room.
You really don’t need a ton of stuff to make a big impact!
If you have ever wondered what minimalism is and how to do it, then you’re in the right place. I’m about to share all I know about minimalism and give you some of my favorite examples.
What Is Minimalism?
I really like Becoming Minimalist’s definition of minimalism.
“Minimalism is intentionally living with only the things I really need.”
How minimal your life becomes is entirely up to you. It’s a spectrum.
Some people prefer to live was as few possessions as possible. Others try to own fewer things, but still, enjoy their collections.
Minimalism is simplicity in its purest form. It means intentionally choosing what you own and not keeping things that don’t have a purpose.
How To Bring Minimalism Into Home Decor
Minimalism home decor has this same intentionality!
Every single thing you choose to put on your walls or furniture you use should all have a specific purpose.
Basically, you are trying to live without clutter. Get rid of anything that doesn’t have a purpose or isn’t bringing you joy. The less stuff you own, the fewer piles there will be.
In my personal opinion and experience, I have found it to be a peaceful and calm way to decorate. Minimalism in decoration is normally monochromatic and simple. There might be a few bright colors, but it doesn’t overwhelm the senses.
It also cuts down on duplicity in decor. That means you have one focal point instead of two. Fewer items tend to actually have a larger impact.
Finally, it’s easier to relax in. Instead of cramming your rooms full of heavy furniture and more accessories than can fit on the shelves, you have room on the couch to recline. There is space on the walls and room on the table for a cup of coffee.
Minimalist Decor Ideas
Minimalism is functional. You’ll hear me say that over and over again about how things have a purpose with minimalism.
I have 11 amazing ideas that all bring in the different characteristics of minimalism. In this list, you will see examples for every room in the house – including the bathroom!
1. Simple Cleaning Caddy
Isn’t this caddy the cutest? I love how everything you need is in one spot. It’s both functional, decorative and also cuts down on keeping too much at the kitchen sink that you don’t use.
Find the tutorial on Must Have Mom!
2. Chest As A Coffee Table
Another key feature of minimalism is when things have more than one function. This chest can store blankets and it works as a stunning coffee table at the same time.
Find more ideas on Hungarican Journey!
3. Monochromatic Look on Shelves
Minimalism doesn’t always have to mean not decorating with things. You just have to be smart about what you choose to display so that each decor item has a purpose.
This shelf is the perfect example! The monochromatic colors are a classic look, with the heavier items on the outside.
It has a pretty flow.
Read how she chose these items on Just A Girl and Her Blog!
4. Simple Stacked Books
I adore this side table!
Another benefit of using fewer items is that it’s easier to clean and dust! This is a super cute way to show off your love for reading.
You should see my book collection 😳 I think I’m going to try this minimalist hack.
See how she created this decor for just $3!
5. Minimalism in the Bathroom Shower
This bathroom makes me smile every time I look at it! I really love how it came out.
Is it weird to say that my bathroom is one of my favorite rooms in the whole house?
There’s no clutter- even with a toddler and her bath toys. Everything has its own place and it stays where it blogs.
This is so clean and welcoming that it feels like you are walking into a day spa.
This is how I did it!
6.Wall Decor Idea With Flowers
On one of my living room walls, I carefully selected some flowers and created a simple focal point. It ties together with the mint piano and delicate flowers on top, giving the whole room a clean and simple look.
As you create your living room decor, give everything you use a reason for being there. I love for everything on my walls to bring me joy.
Follow my easy tutorial if you want to learn how to make your own!
7. Simple Fireplace Decor
On my whitewashed brick fireplace, I chose every single picture and decorative item with care. I only used a few simple colors and allowed my fireplace to be the center of attention.
Fireplaces and mantels are natural beauties and can really work as the main focal point of any room. Display just a few key items on the mantel instead of cluttering it up with too many pictures or knick-knacks.
Take a look at how I accomplished this minimalist look using my fireplace!
8. Less Furniture Is More
This is how our house looked when we were staging it to sell. We learned that homes with fewer personal decorations actually sell faster. It allows future buyers to see themselves in the home.
Another small benefit of less furniture is that the larger pieces in the room stand out – like my kitchen island and the fireplace.
9. Bring the Outdoors In
It’s possible to decorate with a theme and still maintain a minimalist lifestyle. You just have to be very choosy with what you display.
I love the idea of picking out specific things from the outdoors to bring in a rustic theme. Use empty space on your shelf to your benefit. Use it to show off your carefully-chosen items.
Learn how to make your own from Sustain My Craft Habit.
10. Simple Wall Decor
This is such a stunning DIY wall decor. I love how it will fit in any theme. The colors are muted and simple- even large DIY monograms can fit into a minimal theme!
The key is to use just one focal point and not to overwhelm it with too many colors.
Follow the tutorial on DIY Candy!
Minimalist Decor Final Thoughts
It’s possible to incorporate a minimalist lifestyle and still have a ton of fun decorating your home. Just remember, less is more. Use one focal piece instead of 3 or 4.
Keep your walls, counters, and side tables clutter-free. Let everything have a purpose and it will look amazing!
More Home Decor Ideas
If you loved the minimalist look and are looking for some more home decor ideas, check out some of these blog posts: