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Italian Furniture Design: A Shift Towards Minimalism

Did you know that the minimalism movement first came about in the late 1950? Since then, people have been obsessed with minimalist art and furniture. After all, minimalist furniture is so unique compared to other types of furniture that are often full of decoration.

Minimalist Italian furniture is the perfect furniture style for those who want their homes to look spacious and modern yet elegant all at the same time. The great thing about minimalist interior design trends is that they will never make your home look cluttered or cramped. Keep reading to learn more about how you can incorporate minimalist Italian furniture design into your home.

Experiment with Muted Colors

With many types of furniture designs, you risk using too many colors in one space. This can make your room (or your entire house) look a little tacky. In some cases, using too many colors in one place can even make a room hard to look at or at least unpleasant to look at.

You won’t have to worry about this problem when you make the shift to minimalist interior design. That’s because minimalism primarily uses muted and neutral colors. This does not mean that your entire house has to be black, white, and gray.

Your house’s interior design can still be very visually appealing even if there aren’t many colors involved. In fact, you may even find that the reduction and emphasis of color can make other aspects of your interior decor stand out. Because you won’t be focusing so much on the color of your furniture, you will instead be able to focus more on the shape and texture of your furniture and the rest of your home’s decor.

When it comes to minimal style interior design, you will want to look for light and calm colors. Popular colors for this furniture style include beige, light blue, light pink, and white. You can also have other colors, but the aim is to have these colors be very light and washed out so they don’t draw too much attention.

Lighter colors will also make your house feel much more spacious. On the other hand, dark colors can make your house feel small and cramped. If you think that a room looks a little too washed out, you can always add a unique piece of furniture that is more colorful than the rest.

This can give the entire room a bit of an artistic touch.

Emphasize Different Shapes

Because minimalist furniture design doesn’t focus much on color, you will have the opportunity to experiment with other aspects of your furniture such as shape and form. You will find that many minimalist interiors will have a much greater emphasis on shape and size rather than any other aspect. This is because these two factors can make a great deal of difference in an enclosed space.

For example, suppose that all of the furniture in your living room has soft, rounded edges. These rounded edges will make your entire living room feel more fluid and soft. The atmosphere will have a calmer and more easygoing feel to it.

On the other hand, if you replace all of that furniture with furniture that has sharp, hard edges, the atmosphere will change quite significantly. Instead, your living room will feel a bit harsher and less welcoming, perhaps even intimidating. Of course, there is no need to have all of your furniture one way or another.

Many minimalists like to experiment with different shapes and blend different forms of furniture in their homes. If you like furniture with sharp edges but don’t want your living room (or any other room) to feel unwelcoming, you can mix that furniture with softer forms. The size of the furniture also matters.

Furniture that is too large will make your room feel cramped. On the other hand, furniture that is too small can make your room feel unnecessarily large. By choosing the right size for your furniture, you can make sure that your interior design feels balanced.

Keep Your Furniture Modest

Many people get so excited about buying new furniture and decorating their house that they end up buying things that they don’t really need. They might even end up buying more furniture pieces than they wanted. Of course, when it comes to minimalist design, this is the last thing you want.

You might have a ton of minimalist furniture at your disposal, but you can’t use all of it at once, otherwise, the result won’t look minimalist. The aim of minimalism is to keep things modest. Going overboard is not the look you’ll want to go for.

This can be difficult, especially if you’re not used to having large, open spaces in your home. However, minimalism is all about having open spaces. That way, your house will feel much more open and spacious.

This modesty also translates to the furniture itself. Furniture with gaudy designs and colors isn’t going to fit in if you’re trying to decorate in a minimalist fashion. Instead, stick with smooth, plain textures and colors.

If you incorporate more modest decor and furniture into your home, you will find that your home’s atmosphere will soon feel much more sophisticated and clean than before.

All about Minimalist Italian Furniture Design

Minimalist Italian furniture design can be hard to figure out at first, but there are a few important factors that can help you put it all together. By using muted colors, shapes, and modest designs, you can embrace the minimalist style in no time.

To learn more, contact Michelangelo Designs today for more information or an in-person visit to the showroom.