25 Minimalist Decorating Ideas for a Calm and Clean Space

“A muralist painted this pattern to look like paper, but we had much more control over where the motifs would land because it was hand painted,” Ladd explains. The guest room’s faux-draped walls and ceiling were painted by decorative artist Agustin Hurtado. Chris Pearson, a fellow artist, painted the floor to mimic the bed coverlets of Pierre Frey’s Sirenes.

  • Most Texas-style homes in our new millennium have a more modern contemporary style that reflects the use of organic materials and neutral palettes along with an open minimalistic approach.
  • With color you can manipulate the proportions and mood of a room, making it seem smaller or larger, loftier or more intimate.
  • The geometric rug anchors the distinctive elements into a cohesive whole.
  • A handful of potted plants scattered throughout the room bring seasonal greenery indoors, while a woven rug and rattan light fixture add natural texture to the space.

Brexton Cole Interiors complemented the simple wreath in this Christmas bedroom with a small decorated tree topped with a ribbon for an old-fashioned look. Choose cool silver tones to decorate a modern interior for Christmas. Lemon Leaf Home Interiors decorated this simple mantel with gray, black, and white stockings, a silver bead tassel garland, and natural greens. Fill vintage vessels like rusty urns and silver bowls with natural decor such as mixed greens and pine cones for a simple French farmhouse feel, like this living room from Maison de Cinq. A scented pine candle adds warmth and a pleasing scent that echoes the visuals. Adding a touch of Christmas decor where you would least expect to find it is an easy way to make a big impact with minimal effort.

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Instead of trying to find a ready-made shade that matches a particular wallpaper or fabric, it will be easier if you custom-order one or allow the shade to provide an accent color. Custom-ordered shades are more expensive but well worth the cost. An expert will craft a shade out of anything you desire, from silk to handmade paper. Family rooms and dens — home to all sorts of activities — demand general background illumination just as living rooms do. Table lamps and downlights will provide ample light whether family members are reading or playing a game of chess. As a rule, the bottom edge of the lamp shade should be at eye level of the person seated near it.

Design West created a formal living room with a unique light fixture made from coconut. “For a young man’s bedroom, we chose an atmospheric wallpaper because beaches aren’t always sunny, and the ocean can be strong, windy, and full of emotion,” Clapp says. “The sectional, with its classic rattan-inspired design, offers an airy quality that avoids feeling bulky and instead exudes a relaxed coastal feel,” Midnet says. Beachfront homes should feel like their decor has been collected over time.