Whether you’re a professional interior designer or an amateur homeowner, styling an entire home doesn’t always come easily. First things first, you need to figure out what style you’re trying to emulate. Shabby chic is great, but you probably don’t want cute and cozy paired next to sleek and modern. If you’re keeping up with what’s hot right now, contemporary minimalism is IT. Open up your Pinterest page, and you get overwhelmed with images of stunning modern kitchenware and sleek minimalism design. By definition, contemporary and modern are synonyms. But there are some differences when it comes to decor style.
- Modern refers to the typical style and decor from the mid-twentieth century.
- Contemporary is more fluid. It refers to the “it” style of right here and now.
Today, the two are close enough in style that people can, and do, use the two terms interchangeably. The popular contemporary home decor blends simplicity and varying stand-out materials, textures, or colors to offer a very clutter-free, minimalist vibe. In fact, by all accounts, Dutch design covers all the bases when you’re looking to style the most modern table decor, kitchen, or entire home.
What is Minimalism Design?
Minimalism embraces simplicity. Whether you’re talking about a minimalist lifestyle, or minimalist, modern table decor, minimalism strips it down to the essentials. In home design and decor, Hunker tells us the basics to bring minimalism style to life in your home.
- Start with a neutral color for your base. For example, when styling modern kitchenware, paint the walls of the room a light gray or a tan tone.
- The simpler, the better. For everything from your modern kitchenware to your couch, and down to the last candlestick.
- Include a statement piece. It could be your bar stools, or it could be your candlestick, but you need a piece that pops.
- Visual balance is your friend. It doesn’t have to be completely symmetrical, but you definitely want to create balance with your decor.
- Don’t be afraid of empty space, or breathing room. Minimalism design is the opposite of clutter. Embrace the breathing room.
- Always remember that minimalism strips decor down to the basics. Don’t decorate with more than you need. Clutter is your enemy.
Styling Minimalist Modern Kitchenware 101
The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s a huge piece of the puzzle that is home decor. Modern kitchenware is in right now, but you still might feel like you don’t know where to start. Using Hunker’s tips, a fresh coat of a light, neutral color starts your modern kitchenware design off on the right foot.
If you’re doing a complete remodel or building a new home, it’s great to start with some minimalist cabinets and modern kitchenware appliances. But if that’s not in the budget, fear not. You can bring the minimalist, modern feel to your kitchen with simple additions to your decor like these wooden trivets or metal baskets.
Create visual balance by picking a centerpiece on which to focus. If your modern kitchenware design includes an island, that’s a great place to start. If you aren’t fortunate enough to have a huge kitchen island, another option is to create a focal point out of your kitchen table by using modern table decor.
Down to the Last Detail: The Kitchen Table
If you’re using modern table decor to create a focal point out of the kitchen table, the details are important. Similarly, if you’ve covered the bases of your modern kitchenware design and you’re putting the finishing touches on your room, modern table decor is equally as essential.
Don’t be intimidated by this step; just remember our tips. Keep it simple. If you don’t have a statement piece yet, chose something that catches the eye like these thin metal candlesticks. If you already have a statement piece worked into your modern kitchenware, and you need something simple to add to the visual balance of your room, try this hurricane vase with a thick candlestick inside.
Modern table decor doesn’t have to be complicated or super fancy, especially in the minimalist style.
The Perfect Minimalist Accent Modern Decor
Once you’ve put the final touches on your modern kitchenware design and you’ve completed your modern table decor, you’ll want to add some accents to complete the look. Be careful here. When it comes to minimalism design, you want accents, but you don’t want to overdo it. Here are some accents we love for modern table decor, or accents around the house.
- These bottle candlesticks, whether you use them for modern table decor, or you place them on your fireplace mantle, they’re simple and stunning.
- This duplex shelf would look great styled with some candlesticks.
- This ceramic vase (or three in varying sizes) styled with a single branch of eucalyptus would be the perfect modern table decor.
Don’t Forget to Flow: Dutch Design 101
Dutch design is a great place to look for inspiration if you’re embracing minimalism for your home decor. One of the keys to Dutch design is to flow from room to room. This is especially important if you have an open floorplan. Usually, the living room is visible from the kitchen, so when you’ve finished your modern table decor, be sure to pull that through to your living room. A great way to do that is to style the coffee table in a similar way. You could really create a cohesive style by using the same candlesticks you used on your kitchen table. If you don’t like the idea of tall candlesticks on your coffee table, or if you’re already using them on your fireplace mantle, there are other ways to style your coffee table. Style a serving tray with a shorter candlestick and a vase with a faux flower arrangement or some greenery, and you can achieve the minimalism vibe, down to the last detail.
Dutch Design for your Minimalist Decor
Uniek Living focuses on bringing you a selection of quality, Dutch design that effortlessly blends functionality and sleek aesthetics. Look no further when you’re styling a home with the latest trends in contemporary minimalism. We have all that you need, down to the last candlestick. Happy decorating!