If you love the minimalist design and decor in your home, you might be concerned with how you can embrace this style without having your home feel too corporate or cold. Going too far in the minimalist direction can often make a space feel more like an industrial setting and less like a home. But if you’re able to strike the right balance, you and your family will always feel like your minimalist home is just right for you.
To help you see how this can be done, here are three ways to keep your minimalist home from feeling cold.
Don’t Make Your White Walls Too Bright
It’s not only the amount of insulation in your roof and walls that can make a space feel cold. According to Kelsey Mulvey, a contributor to Apartment Therapy, it’s also the actual tint of white that you use to paint your walls that can also make a room feel lifeless.
To avoid this in your own home, you should try to never use a white that’s too bright and stark when painting the walls of your minimalist home. Rather, try to pick a white that’s a little warmer and has a little more shade to it. While it can still look essentially white and still give your space the minimalist feel you’re wanting, picking something slightly warmer can help to warm up the entire space.
Use The Right Textiles
The textiles that you incorporate throughout the rooms of your house can also help to make your spaces not feel quite as cold and bare.
Melina Divani, a contributor to Decoholic.org, shares that what you really want to look for when choosing textiles to warm up a minimalist space is texture. If you can add a variety of textures when choosing the textiles for things like rugs, seating upholstery, throw pillows, decorative blankets, and more, you’ll help to warm the space right up.
Bring In Some Accessories
Although a minimalist design and decor style in a home usually shies away from having too many accessories to clutter up the space, choosing a few strategic accessories can add a lot of life and light to an otherwise bleak room.
Some accessories you might want to consider bringing in, according to Tara Mastroeni, a contributor to MyMove.com, wall art, pictures frames, candles, coffee table books, plants or flowers, and even a few more decorative decor items. As long as you still feel like you’re staying true to your minimalist style, adding a few accessories can make your home feel much more homey.
If you want to ensure that your minimalist home doesn’t feel cold to you or anyone else who comes into your living space, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you warm up your minimalist rooms.