The minimalistic lifestyle is taking flight all over the world, and we at Salanora have witnessed a great demand in minimal interior designs at Costa del Sol and the rest of Spain. However, it’s important to note that minimalism is not simply a style – it’s actually a way of life, so emulating it in your spaces is a big deal. Not only does it require a lot of creative design, but also a lot of individuality. You might have even seen the popular Scandinavian interior designs that have cropped up in response to the minimalistic aesthetic. So today, we’ll be featuring how you can invoke the ‘less is more’ lifestyle in your own homes.
Highly Function Based
Minimalistic interiors are highly function based and don’t really do well with any frou-frou accoutrements. Therefore, it takes a lot of thinking out of the box to come up with a creative design to make them seem interesting. Most of the time, it’s done through the careful selection of simple yet stylish furniture because there is literally nothing else that can be used for embellishment. Minimalistic interior designs in Marbella usually feature open floor layouts and a generally breezy outlook that never fails to make the ambiance seem spacious.
Uncomplicated & Simple
If you’re a fan of complicated patterns, bright colors and bold material choices, then the minimal style is definitely not for you. Minimalism is all about embracing simplicity, and as such, it’s quite plain and straightforward in aesthetics. There is no physical clutter, which in turn helps clear the mind. This helps emulate a zen atmosphere. You should probably check out the Scandinavian interior designs if you want something that’s a little bit uplifting and decorative than the minimal aesthetic.
Neutral-Natural Colour Selection
The go-to colour palette of the minimalistic style features light, breezy neutral and earthy shades. White colour is especially a placeholder with various shades and textures of wood coming a close second. Most minimal interiors boast creative designs that blend the best of these both. Cladding materials are mostly simple as well, and only used to emulate a visual appeal that complements the simple execution. You’ll find many minimal interior designs in Marbella that show-off this particular characteristic.
Lots Of Natural Light
Another stand-out feature of the minimal style is that it appreciates the use of natural light. Therefore, interiors designed in this vein are brightly lit and usually have large window portals with simple (or none!) window treatments or even sheer, opaque curtains. This is another mutually exclusive design characteristic that minimalism shares with the Scandinavian interior designs of Costa Del Sol. You’ll also find stylishly large windows dressed in the trendiest of treatments on them as well.
As far as décor is concerned, the minimalistic style takes ‘less is more’ to a whole new level. Since the design is function-based, anything that doesn’t have an immediate use and purpose is automatically eliminated. Therefore, you have to be especially cognizant with respect to décor and come up with creative designs that respect this rule. At Salanora, most of our minimalistic interior designs in Marbella tend to feature greenery (pots, planters, mason jar vases and more) as a refreshing yet functional décor element.
So this is how minimalism has been characterized throughout the world. These simple yet impactful interior designs are definitely a sight to behold, and you can see several of them cropping up all over Spain.