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Minimalist Design With Plants In Mind

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Minimalist Design With Plants In Mind

Minimalism is a trend that is taking the world by storm. A quick google search for “minimalist logos” will bring you to websites debating whether or not brands re-designing their logos to be more minimalist is a good thing. From Google to Airbnb, many brands have changed their logos over the past decade and some of them are seen here.  As you can likely tell, minimalist design is about keeping things simple and readable. This is the same in regard to plant décor.

Minimalist plant décor is all about having fewer plants, while those that you do have tend to be the focal point in a room. Some examples of plants that capture the eye include the Fiddle Leaf fig and the Bird of Paradise.

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A great example of minimalist design with the bird of paradise plant being the focal point to a room while not overwhelming the room with too many plants.

“Less is More”

The notion of achieving an aesthetically pleasing interior while keeping a simplistic design is not an easy feat. It’s all about maintaining a strong impact through careful restraint. The idea of simplistic design comes from serenity and a lack of clutter. You want an inviting, warm space that showcases specific elements without overwhelming the eye. Think of it like this: each object needs space to explain its beauty and be appreciated. Constructing spaces with no excess is a tricky talent to take up, but when done correctly, simplistic design is a true work of art. Follow these easy steps for the best “less is more” design.

1. Find unique elements & let them shine

This is potentially the easiest step, yet so often overlooked. Every home has elements that are unique to that home. These could be a rustic brick wall, large windows to enhance your natural lighting, or even a beautiful fireplace. Find your home’s character and work with it! Show off these elements by intensifying their beauty without overpowering them. (Keep it simple!) Often times we don’t appreciate the natural beauty in a space, but in reality, each space should have a unique characteristic to work with. Dive into wood, stone, metal and other elements to bring out the simplistic design of your space. This is the basis of how interior designers work with plants.

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A Rubber tree house plant is a good minimalist plant to have in your home sourced

2. Choose a stand out piece

Have fun with it! Create the feeling of excitement with an object or furniture that stands out from the rest of the room. Whether it’s by design, color or texture, stand out pieces create contrast that drives the eye to it immediately. Of course, our favorite stand out trick is plants… who would’ve guessed? Every plant is unique, which is why they’re a great addition to use. The best part is you can showcase the vibrant colors & appearance of your plant with a minimalist hanging grow light or a simplistic grow light bulb.

Not only do plants create a natural, peaceful environment in your space, but also grab your attention if placed correctly. Use a fun, bold plant that emits energy and life. They’re great accent pieces to neutral spaces because the green color bounces off whites, blacks and browns. It is essential to remember a simplistic design should keep it to one conclusive stand out piece; otherwise your space can appear cluttered or disorganized.

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The small 20 watt and large 40 watt Aspect grow light from Soltech Solutions

3. Select furniture that is pure in design

This can be used broadly, which means you can take this into many different directions with your own flare. There is no need for excess furniture to fill up space, but rather pure furniture pieces that add a bold design are best. Simple sofas with a few throw pillows are a great way to add a pop of color to your space. Another trick is finding bedding that is neutral in color with a soft texture, enhancing the feeling of a simple yet welcoming space. When deciding on furniture, consider clean lines because they will provide your space with tranquility. Your space should not appear busy if you keep it compact.  Keeping a pure, simple furniture scheme creates the feeling of relaxation and serenity in your space.

4. Space is essential

Just like we need personal space, our homes need space to flow. Sometimes we try to incorporate so many elements into a space that we love. The problem with this is the lack of cooperative movement between each element. By giving a room simple, but well thought out furnishings, the flow becomes natural and concise. Basically, you don’t want objects competing for attention. Some examples could be a bold light on a nightstand alone, one-piece décor on a wall with clean lines or simply utilizing your space with minimal furnishings.

If you have a large living room for example, let each chair or sofa breathe with its own space. No need to maximize the space with multiple options to sit, but rather find one large piece potentially accompanied by one or two smaller pieces depending on the size of your space.

 

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