White Minimalism: 3 Examples That Show How To Get It Right
The minimalist aesthetic is an amalgamation of clean lines and simplistic layouts, and this recipe lends itself perfectly to a light and fresh white decor finish. The initial idea of creating a simple white interior design sounds like a simple one – however it can be tricky to get the balance just right. How do you fashion a stylish space with minimal items? How do you avoid a chilly atmosphere in the absence of colour? Stick with us as we walk you through three white minimalist home tours that nail the look; see how to use texture, shape, careful curation and bespoke storage solutions to succeed in a high end minimalist makeover.
Our first of three home tours begins in a minimalist living room, which is furnished with two white sofas and an open plan kitchen in one corner. The white on white kitchen installation is mostly set into a wall of full height cabinets, with the exception of a dining peninsula that serves three seats along an overhang. The walls in the room are devoid of decoration or art, however they are painted with light to create a welcoming glow.
The only colour in the room comes from a small library, which only half fills a set of display shelves to maintain the pared back effect. Plain white blinds dress large windows.
Despite the all white colour scheme in the galley kitchen, the integrated appliances have been selected in a black colourway. The black notes provide a bite of interest and add weight to the look.
White tv wall decor has been textured with sections of slatted wall. The wall mounted media console unit is finished in a very light wood effect. The same pale wood tone is repeated as a flat wall panel behind an adjacent desk to softly define the work area.
The living room runs into an open plan white kitchen. The floating tv unit is chamfered at this end to create a smooth flow between the two spaces, as well as a stylish feature. A black modern chandelier marks the transition between the two areas of use, over a dining peninsula.
Open kitchen shelving and some wall units bring areas of light wood grain into this end of the room too.
Another patterned feature wall appears inside the modern bedroom in this home, this time across a headboard wall.
A floating side table serves each side of the bed, finished in wood effect.