With land that is increasingly limited, the home design must be considered carefully and designed as much as possible. In the past, the living room and family room were usually in a separate area, because it divided public areas for guests and private areas for families to gather.
But over time, the trend of minimalist homes makes the living room and family room in one room. Why? Because now many meetings or meetings are held outside the home, such as malls, cafes, or restaurants. Meanwhile, relatives and close family will immediately gather in the family room.
The “formal” living room eventually becomes an empty area that is rarely touched. The minimalist living room must provide enough area to gather, watch TV, and relax comfortably. Minimalist living rooms are synonymous with bright colors, without excessive ornamentation, and use furniture that is in accordance with its function.
Here are 13 inspirations and tips on minimalist living room designs with various shapes. Starting from a minimalist living room that maximizes a narrow area to a large living room for a two-story house.
1. A living room with a large window
The function of a large window that stretches high can provide the best quality of light and air if it is on the east – south side. A good morning sun brings a warm atmosphere into the room. The sunlight in the middle of the day becomes natural lighting while the cool breeze is felt in the afternoon. The view of the green garden also provides freshness that can be enjoyed from inside a house.
2. The living room as the heart of the house
Make the living room the heart of your home. Provide comfortable carpets, tables, and pillows so families can play and gather together. Choose a sturdy and safe living room table that can be used by children playing board games or watching TV.
3. White and bright colors make a broad impression
Bright colors tend to give a broad impression on the room because it reflects light. The choice of the color of the wall paint of the Minimalist living room, furniture, and white and natural curtains like this is perfect for a small living room. Putting a mirror on the wall also has the same system, it is even more optimal to give a broad impression.
4. Multifunctional furniture in a minimalist living room
The principle of a minimalist home is to use furniture that is in accordance with its function or with the intention of placing furniture that you only need so that the living room is not too full.
It would be even better if you could have multifunctional furniture, for example, a coffee table that doubles as a storage area.
5. Neat storage space
Maximize wall shelves as a place for books, photo frames, and plant pots. Arrange neatly and should not be too full, so the living room feels comfortable and relieved.
6. Take advantage of the outside scenery as a valuable spectacle
The landscape is a valuable asset for a dwelling, both for living in an apartment or a house (landed house). If you get a city view or a green atmosphere, make use of it by putting a sofa or dining table facing the window or at least right next to you. Avoid placing a high shelf on the side of the window that can cover the view.
7. Light and fresh air from the terrace
If you have a terrace with greenery adjacent to the living room, make good use of the area. Just use the aluminum sliding door, so that fresh air circulation can rotate inside the house and you can reduce the use of lights. Coolness is not just talking about the temperature of the air or the green garden, but the eyes are spoiled with a choice of color palettes on furniture and accessories.
8. Built-in furniture
The main key to designing a minimalist living room is optimal space. One solution is to use built-in custom-designed furniture and adapt it to the area of space. If you choose the design of a TV cabinet that meets the entire wall, it is recommended to use white or bright colors. As explained in the previous point, bright colors tend to give the impression of space.
9. Presenting paintings or murals so that the living room feels personal
adding paintings or murals to your living room will also give an artistic impression to your home.
10. Living room in outdoor
To relax, put a chair, sofa, or a special outdoor table in a position with a thorough view. So you can enjoy the park to the maximum even though with mini size.
11. Natural nuances of unpolished concrete and wood
Natural exposed concrete walls are suitable to be combined with wood furniture. Like a meditation room, the living room with these two materials will feel comfortable in the eyes. Relax and relax.
12. Avoid bulkheads or too many walls
For rooms that are often used with families, such as the living room and dining room, these two areas can be located in a single room together. In addition to the broad impression, the family can interact unobstructed.
13. Green shades around the living room
You can also connect the living room to the courtyard to make it look shady and cool.