Minimalism and downsizing are two of the hottest trends in housing today. People are opting for smaller homes, minimal décor and fewer possessions. The minimalist home perfectly fits the dynamics of today’s society – energetic, positive, progressive. Instead of acquisitions, people are spending more on travels and experiences. Thus, homes are more of sanctuaries and less of display centres. Clean, restrained, efficient. Here are some modern minimalist ideas and designs for the homes of today;
Minimalism is clean, restrained and cool, maximalism is raucous, bold and warm. The minimalist is efficient and precise, while the maximalist is extravagant and flamboyant. Interior designs tend to lean to either of the two extremes and no design theme is ultimately better than the other. It will all depend on the designer and the homeowner. A maximalist person might see minimalist designs as boring, while the minimalist can be overwhelmed by the maximalist designs.