Cozy is probably not the first word that springs to mind when you think about creating a minimalist-styled space in your home; however, the trend of cozy minimalism is actually more achievable than you might think.
First you need to decide if this style is right for you and your personal taste; so, let’s find out:
Do you hate clutter?
Do you like simple designs, patterns, and colors?
Do you want your home to feel warm and inviting?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to the above questions, then cozy minimalism is definitely the interior design trend for you.
Now you just need to know how to achieve this style in your own home, and luckily it couldn’t be simpler; just follow the straightforward steps below, and you will be able to transform your home in a heartbeat.
Focus on functionality first
One of the most important elements of a minimalist-style room is functionality; therefore, you need to first focus on making the space as usable as possible. For example, in a living room, the seating area should be the primary focus, whereas in the bedroom, it should be the bed. You should only focus on one key piece of furniture per room, with other secondary furniture blending into the background as much as possible.
Create coziness with textures
Now to add the cozy element to your chosen room. Focus on adding lots of different textures. For example, investing in a high-quality leather sofa from Wellington’s Fine Leather Furniture can add depth and warmth to your living room; and if you also add some different textured layers onto this piece in the form of cushions and throws, you instantly have a cozy, yet minimalist feature.
The important factor here is in ensuring that the accessories you choose are both functionable and aesthetically pleasing, such as a decorative mirror or a woolen rug.
Try to keep your chosen accessories in the same shade of color as the rest of the room, in order to avoid an eclectic look that does not fit in with a traditional minimalist style, and instead add warmth with different textures. Also, make sure that you do not overdo it, as you run the risk of your room looking cluttered and untidy.
Make a statement with art
A minimalist room does not have to be a boring one that is devoid of personality; you just need to make sure that you choose one key piece of art to act as the focal point in each room. For example, hanging your favorite painting on a blank wall, or choosing another statement piece to sit in the corner of your living room. Art can be a great conversational piece and offers you the chance to inject some of your own personality into your home.
However, do not go overboard. One piece of art per room is sufficient.
Cozy minimalism is the ideal trend for heading into the winter months, as you can achieve a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home, without having to make many changes or too many new purchases, which is especially pertinent at this time of year when you are already having to buy a whole host of festive fare in time for the holidays!
Author: Lucy has been working in the fashion industry for six years. A dedicated follower of all things fashion and beauty, she is passionate about new industry developments. Lucy is now a full time freelance fashion and travel writer.