Cool, crisp and serene, these two minimalist home interior tours redefine the idea of a ‘welcoming’ space. Our modern world is a chaotic and fast paced environment with many distractions. We are plugged in and on the go 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so maybe simplification of our surroundings is what’s needed to quieten our minds. “Tidy home, tidy mind” many might say, and these calm and uncluttered interiors would certainly be conducive to a more present state, or even a meditative mindset. Let’s look at how to pare back to a minimalist aesthetic whilst still striking a stylish note with beautiful furniture and lighting, and uplifting natural elements.
Located in Kyiv, Ukraine, our first home starts in a cool grey and white living room. The modern sofa stands in a minimalist profile with a low back. The coffee table is simply the table top itself, laid flat on the floor for minimal fuss.
A tiny floor lamp shines bright enough at dusk, making a cosy reading corner and showcasing the large artwork that’s propped behind the arm of the couch. Thick grey curtains give the minimalistic room a sense of comfort and sophistication.
Dual aspect windows throw natural light into the bright room. A single white armchair has a beautifully curvaceous yet unfussy design; it also follows the floor hugging, sans leg furniture theme of the sofa and coffee table.
A modern fireplace wraps the chimney breast on two sides, which echoes the shallow L-shaped arrangement of the sectional sofa opposite, and the layout of windows in the room. The TV has been wall mounted above it, aligned perfectly to its left frame for streamlined simplicity.
Where the modern fireplace wraps around the return of the chimney breast, a neat log store has been recessed into the volume. The cut logs become part of the decor, adding attractive natural tone into the predominantly white scheme, and matching the coffee table top.
Custom cut mirrors fit edge to edge on the hallway wall, making it look twice its actual width.
A white staircase rises quietly to the top floor of the house without any fanfare.
The kitchen diner stands in open plan with the lounge.
Tall larder cabinets along the back wall have been given a flush built-in aesthetic. A white kitchen island takes up the centre of the floor, with the dining table set right by its side.
One super long thin bar suspension light spans the entire length of the kitchen island and dining table, linking them as one cohesive unit.
Pale dining chairs gain subtle visual warmth from their wooden legs.
The same pale grey curtains applied in the lounge draw closed across the kitchen windows too. Perimeter lighting casts an intimate glow.