Creating a cozy or comfortable space in the house is everyone’s dream. The ‘cozy’ style is often associated with the minimalist home concept, Bun.
Quoting Freshome, this minimalist house with style makes use of the best part of a design’s function and combines it to make the interior feel comfortable. When building a comfortable, minimalist look, the key is to make things functional.
Do this by building a space around the furniture. If you are designing a bedroom, let the bed be the focal point without too many things that irritate the eyes.
As for the living room, focus on the design on one main seating area. The key is to let other design elements, such as furniture, play a supporting role that doesn’t steal the show.
To choose suitable furniture, we should stay focused on a minimalist style. The focus is on choosing a slimmer cut, without too much visual weight.
According to the author of the book Cozy Minimalist Home: More Style, Less Stuff, Myquillyn Smith, creating a comfortable minimalist home means that we are ready to vacate the room. If the room is empty visually it will look calm, while the room is full visually looks crowded.
“The room slowly looks more crowded when adding furniture, accessories, and items. The more items in the room, the more sound is produced and the more it looks crowded,” said Smith, reported by Motherly.
Removing as much noise as possible from the room can make us calm and comfortable. Then how to start designing a simple, cozy minimalist house?
Smith said, first of course we have to clear the room. This job may be fun but it is also uncomfortable. We should have the intention, feel confident, and not grumble a lot.
“The more we grumble and start wondering if item elimination is a bad trick, the more likely there is a lot of stuff we don’t really use,” says Smith.
To create a comfortable room in a minimalist home, we need a place to accommodate items while we are designing the room. We can put things on the porch or basement before sorting to put back into the house.
Moving things around will make the house messy, but the end result will be of use to our convenience, Bun. In the end, we will know that to properly design a comfortable room, if the only things left in the living room are a sofa, a chair or two, a coffee table and a television.