When it comes to home design, trends come and go, sometimes so quickly that as soon as you’re finished setting up your home in one style, it seems like it’s already on its way out. However, the most popular style this year is minimalism, which luckily is a trend that can stand the test of time. The trick is not to overdo it, as with everything.
Since so many of us spent a lot of our time indoors over the past few years, minimalism has become the style that many have most gravitate towards. It makes sense, since having a cluttered, messy space will usually tend to make you more overwhelmed and feeling anxious.
According to Eden Morrison who spoke to Apartment Therapy: “This year’s hottest interior design trend is inspired by friluftsliv (literally “free air life”), a Scandinavian concept that’s all about enjoying the pleasures of the outdoors year-round. From a design standpoint, friluftsliv means bringing elements of the outdoors into living spaces.”
Morrison continued: “Where better to start than the window—the threshold between indoors and out? Invite natural light in with sheer or light filtering materials, like Graber’s sheer shades and layered shades. Incorporate nature-inspired prints into pillows and window treatments to bring the beauty of nature into the room.”
The fact that awareness of global warming and the dangers that our environment faces is much higher than it used to be, we can see that awareness reflected in style choices as well. People are choosing to buy things made out of sustainable materials with the added benefit that natural materials are clean and simple, perfect for a minimalistic home.
Additionally, Morrison highlights that “Minimalism can enhance the livability of a space – an important factor in this new work-from-home era. Clean lines and open, airy spaces highlight the main purpose of a room. Shades with simple lines and motorized lift create a crisp, modern look. Sheer shades go from sheer and clear to private and serene in seconds, while gently filtering light (and blocking out harmful UV rays) for an airy, luxurious look.”
If you’re interested in making your home a more simple and less overwhelming space, then minimalism is the style trend for you. Going overboard and making your space too minimalistic will make your home feel cold and sterile, but finding a balance of simple but still homey is the perfect way to achieve the desired effect.