Interior design in the style of minimalism IQ Kitchens works

Interior design in the style of minimalism

Not everything is easy with minimalism. And although the name of this style has the prefix “mini”, the interior is complicated by the need to ensure comfort, mobility and attractiveness through a minimum of interior finishes and unnecessary details.

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Origins and basic principle

Minimalism came to Western Europe and then to us from distant Japan, an unusual country with a philosophy of ascetic solitude and deep inner concentration.

For the Japanese, accustomed to live in conditions of high population density, the main rule in the arrangement of the house is to free the space, which would provide a sense of lightness, boundlessness and allow to concentrate mentally.

The style is designed to create a balance between the outside and the inside world.

The main features of minimalism in interior design are

  • only natural materials in the finish (wood, leather, stone, wool);
  • ceilings. Walls. Floor. Decorated in accordance with the rules of monotony and lack of patterns;
  • Freedom of space;
  • “smart” custom furniture and built-in appliances that provide functionality and do not take up more than a quarter of the room;
  • the use of clear lines and strict geometry of forms;
  • storage of all things hidden from visual perception. Only those items that are of exceptional value to their owner remain in full view.
  • the palette is maintained in one basic color, which is diluted with 2-3 shades;
  • massive windows;
  • maximum natural light. Windows without curtains are ideal, but blinds are acceptable. Artificial light sources should be concealed (suspended ceilings, soffit lighting, etc.) and create diffuse light without straining the eyes;
  • no decor. We are talking about statuettes, sculptures, vases, and sets. Pictures and photos should have as simple framing as possible, without stucco and other pretentiousness.

Advantages and disadvantages of the style Minimalism


  • Simplicity and brevity
  • Focus on functionality
  • Less furniture and accessories, which saves space and money
  • Clean design, which reduces visual noise
  • Convenient for those who do not like to clean


  • May seem too sterile and boring
  • May look uncomfortable and cold
  • May be difficult to create a cozy atmosphere.
  • Require great attention to detail.
  • May look monotonous.

In general, the minimalist style of design has many advantages, such as simplicity and functionality, saving space and money, and clean and clean design. However, some may feel that minimalism looks too sterile and cold, and requires a lot of attention to detail so as not to slip into monotony.

How not to break the minimalist design?

  • Initially, you need to choose furniture, which is easier to match the color of the walls, ceilings;
  • Do not neglect comfort and convenience. Beauty and aesthetics will not allow you to relax;
  • Minimalism does not accept anything unnecessary in its interior. Even if you bought a pretty thing, do not give in to the temptation to put it on public display;
  • Take out of sight all unnecessary things. Do not accumulate things, put them away in drawers;
  • Austere and straightforward shapes are right. Round chairs, pouffes, are acceptable, but don’t overdo it.

Minimalism is not only in the interior, but also in the style of work

It would be unfair not to mention that minimalism is a style that does not collect dust. The best solution for those who do not gravitate to periodic general cleaning, is a supporter of neatness and orderliness.

To develop the interior design of this brilliantly simple style will help the design studio “IQ Kitchens“.