Do you look forward to the start of a new year? I find it’s a good opportunity to declutter, clean and refresh the home. If you fancy redecorating or styling your home differently, one trend that looks set to be popular in 2022 is Warm Minimalism.
This interior style is all about simplicity with a warm feel. If traditional minimalism seems a little cold and stark, the modern approach is about balancing a clutter free home with comfort. It embraces the same simple silhouettes, clean lines and principles of minimalism, but with a softened approach, adding in elements such as plants, natural textures like wood and clay, as well as using recycled materials.
For example, you might reupholster an old armchair with a natural fabric, such as fashionable boucle. A pine dining table or cupboard could be painted in a milky or capuccino shade of chalkpaint. If you have a cute little cabinet, set of drawers or bedside tables, why not accessorise them with some beautiful, minimal knobs or handles for a new look. I have done this many times (here is my hallway cupboard with Plank Hardware Hexagon Handles) and it never fails to make a good impression.
Gold and antique brass finishes both add warmth, but plain black can create a strong accent.
If you choose stylish hardware products in high-quality materials, they will transform any ordinary piece of furniture. Plank Hardware has a fantastic collection of drawer pulls, cupboard handles and more to add a touch of class. I love how this simple trick delivers a premium look in a more sustainable and cost-effective way!
With any neutral palette, it’s important to add layers of texture to stop it from looking too flat and bland. Dress your sofa with tactile cushions and add a blanket to a chair. Natural baskets are a good accessory and handy for storage, especially as you want to keep clutter to a minimum so as not to interrupt the flow of your interior space.
If you are feeling extra creative, you could add some wooden dowels to the fronts of your cabinets or around the base of a round coffee table to capture the on-trend look of reeded or ribbed furniture, which is very desirable and popular at the moment. This aesthetic really suits the Warm Minimalism style, by adding streamlined elegance.
When decorating with this interior trend in mind, avoid cool grey tones – instead choose softer neutral colours such as taupe or creamy, off whites. You could try giving the walls a limewashed effect for a cosy and more cocooned feel. Overall, the Warm Minimalism trend is very livable and soothing.
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