If you’ve only just moved into a new home and you’re a person who believes in minimalism, then this article is for you! Sometimes trying to create a minimal environment can get quite challenging as picking out the right furniture and decorations can be quite a tough decision. So, if you’ve always wanted a minimalist dining room, then here are a few steps to help you create it!
First, know that a minimalist dining room means a dining area with as little as furniture as possible and free from messes and clutter. How minimal you go may vary depending on how extreme you take your minimalism, on an average a scale, there will be sufficient furniture and nothing unnecessary. There can be some extra decoration, but nothing fancy, just a little something to keep the area from being boring.
Step one would be to start with a bare room and just the walls. Keep the colors neutral and light, a good shade of white will do. The point is to stay away from bright colors, the same goes for built in furniture. if you’re planning on having a sideboard or some built in cabinets, keep them in one color. The best quality for these sorts of furniture’s would be something wooden, so stick to the same shade of brown for all your furniture.
Step two is where you think about the furniture pieces. Don’t buy your dining room furniture in sets as you would be paying for items you may not want. First, pick a table that’s big enough to seat your family and then pick out the chairs individually. Always keep in mind that you don’t want anything that’s too fancy, so stick to the basics. If you do choose to buy a dining set, then you can always put away what extra pieces that may come with it.
Step three would be to think of accent decorations. As a minimalist, you wouldn’t want trinkets or anything unnecessary lying around the place, but the room would come off as dull and might just seem a little boring. So the trick to adding some life into the room without creating clutter would be to use a potted plant as a center piece or have a vase filled with some fresh cut flowers somewhere in the room. It always helps to use plants rather than other decorations because they are natural and won’t seem messy.
Step four is where you think of the type of furniture you have in your home. Always remember that you want quality over quantity. So pick out the right type of furniture and the right material and you would be happy with your new minimalist dining room! You could also look into have your windows tinted and grilled so that you can do without some curtains. The grills will give you the sense of safety you need and the tint will help keep your privacy. By eliminating the need of curtains, you would be able to enjoy natural light and breeze as well!