The force behind minimalism is art, and art is, in turn, minimalism. There is no disengaging the two. Having the notion that minimalism is clean lines and simple, effective design is true, but it is not the only form of minimalism that there is. In fact, minimalistic design in the home can make even the most abstract painting pop. The two live in harmony, and adding the creative chaos of art into a minimalistic space is probably the best way to enjoy both at once. Adding art to your minimalistic design doesn’t have to begin and end with paintings and sculptures, either. Not only can you add artistic pieces to your interior design, from sinks to couches, but you should.
When you find artistic pieces in a space predominantly minimalistic, they take the center stage. They become a highlight, instead of just another piece on the pile. That’s why, when you are considering adding more art to your interior design, use these tips to get you started:
Maximalist with Minimalistic Materials
There is a lot you can do with your home that leans towards more maximalist design than it does minimalism. The key to making it meld with your home design is to use materials that fit with the theme of your home. CBD Glass, for instance, can create beautiful waterfall sinks that take your breath away, but the clarity of the glass it is made from would make it the perfect addition to your interior design, rather than something that sticks out.
Natural Materials to Bring Warmth
When in doubt, opt for natural materials. Glass is an option, of course, but more commonly you will find wood speaks to you. This is especially true if you have opted for the clean white look that is trending right now. These natural woods will instantly bring in warmth and life, and can balance out your interior design nicely.
A Balanced Theme
There are no true rules to interior design, because, in the end, it is your home. It is your preferences and it is your happiness that matters. That is why if you want to have a true mix of maximalist and minimalism design in your home, then that is what you should do. Try, however, to balance these two themes out so that one does not overtake the other. As a result, you’ll find that every statement piece you own acts as a centerpiece.
Adding art, or statement furniture, can seem tricky when you want to have a predominantly minimalistic space. Minimalism is perfect, however, for showcasing art. It is perfect for cleanliness. It is perfect for function. It is the perfect way to balance the different elements of life. There are no wrong or right rules. There is only what looks good to you. Find a way to display your personality in your home, and you’ll find that there is no other place that you would want to be.
Alec Neufeld is a retired builder, now freelance writer and part-time general fix it man. He has strong opinions on the use of alternate energy and is also an avid sports enthusiast.