Minimalism has dominated the interior design scene for several years now. It's easy to understand the appeal, particularly if you're living in a townhouse that is less than spacious. Minimalism is based on pared down simplicity, clean lines, and making sure that everything you include in your home has a function as well as looking beautiful.
If you like clutter-free living but also revel in color, texture, and pattern, purist Minimalism may be a little too simple and stark for your tastes. Fortunately, it's possible to embrace the fundamental principles of Minimalism and team them up with features from more vibrant and eclectic interior design trends. Here are three quirky, bright, and beautiful styles that you might like to consider.
Scandinavian style isn't a new trend, but it enjoys enduring popularity because it's timeless, elegant, and stunning. While it's more colorful and textural than Minimalism, they make a great team because in Scandinavian style there's still a big focus on form, function, and stylish simplicity. Natural timber joinery in blonde, ash, and pale tan features heavily in Scandinavian decor. Other natural elements, such as stone and metal, are also used to contrast and compliment the soft neutral color palettes that both Minimalism and Scandinavian style share. You can inject some extra color in your home by adding soft furnishings in dusty greens, blues, and oranges.
Boho style is short for Bohemian, and this is a striking, vibrant, and unique way of decorating your townhouse. While the eclectic nature of Boho style may seem directly at odds with the sleek, plain style of Minimalism, they actually make a great combination. The bold, clashing colors and textures of Boho style soften and personalize the starkness of Minimalism perfectly. When adding Boho features to your townhouse, there are no hard and fast rules about what you can and can't include. However, ethnic pieces that mix bright colors with geometric or floral patterns are perfect. Colored glass, metal with a beautiful aged patina, and vintage items also work perfectly for this look.
Wabi-sabi is fairly new to the interior design scene, but it's actually been around for a very long time. It comes from an ancient Japanese philosophy that embraces imperfection and the natural and aged form that objects acquire over time. Wabi-sabi is the perfect contrast to break up the clean and sometimes impersonal restraint of Minimalism. Natural materials also feature heavily in Wabi-sabi design, but unlike Scandinavian style which is all about elegance, Wabi-sabi promotes a more random approach. Mismatched chairs, chipped bowls, worn objects, and faded fabrics are all embraced in Wabi-sabi style.
Interior design can be tricky at the best of times and trying to marry too contrasting styles may be difficult for a novice to successfully pull off. Employing townhouse interior design services is a great way to make sure that your townhouse looks as beautiful as possible.