Interior decor of a minimalist urban apartment is characterised by simplicity, clean lines, and a monochromatic palette with colour used as an accent. It’s all about creating an elegant and uncluttered space by using the bare essentials.
In the 1960s and early 1970s, in the post-World War II era, minimalism took the world of visual arts, music, fashion, architecture, and interior design and decor by storm. People began using the fewest and simplest components necessary to create the maximum effect.
Minimalistic interior design and decor has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional architecture and design, especially the culture of Zen Philosophy: white elements, cold lighting, larger spaces with minimum objects and furniture. Zen concepts of simplicity transmit the ideas of freedom and essence of living. Simplicity is not only aesthetic value, it has a moral perception that looks into the nature of truth and reveals the inner qualities and essence of materials and objects.
Minimalism is living with less, stripping down to only essential elements. This also includes less financial burdens such as debt and unnecessary expenses. For some, minimalism is about getting rid of excess stuff and living life based on experiences rather than worldly possessions.
However, minimalism and simple living mean different things to different people. Don’t be a radical. Accept whatever you like to create the place where your heart is – your home.
If your idea of a stylish urban apartment is to de-junk your cupboards, if chaos and clutter make you slightly crazy, and if you love clean lines and structure, here are some great ideas for you.