Keeping It Simple
A minimalist look has become very popular recently, and it’s not hard to see why. It keeps things clutter-free and simple. It gives a space an effortless, chic look that is hard to find fault with. The question is, how do you achieve that look? What’s the secret formula? Here are some steps to demystify the process.
One of the fastest ways to guarantee a minimalist vibe is choosing the appropriate color palette. You should start with a base of mostly muted, neutral colors. It’s best not to choose too many so that the overall effect is relaxing to look at. You can, of course, integrate a pop of color here and there, but that should be the exception and not the rule.
Believe it or not, your space can look incredibly well-designed and still have huge blank areas. This is a huge part of the minimalist design strategy. By creating large, intentional blank spaces, your eye will automatically be drawn to the few focal points you choose to create. Those focal points should be unique and placed with sightlines in mind. The number of focal points should be small, maybe one or two per room. This is easy to achieve when you have a one-bedroom or studio apartment, like several of the floor plans at Post House.
Your minimalist look won’t work if you have too much clutter distracting the eye. This means you should optimize your storage space to strategically keep items out of the way. There are a couple of questions you can ask yourself as you decide where something should go or if it should stay. Does it match your palette or provide a focal point? Is it something you use frequently? If you use it frequently, does it need to be seen, or can it be easily stored? The more excessive “stuff” you can remove, the more your minimalist vision will come to life.
Keep It Clear
If you’re unsure about how to measure what looks cluttered and what doesn’t, a quick check is to look at different sightlines. Overall, you should be seeing clear, straight lines in most places. For example, if you sit on the couch and look out across your living space, the maximum number of visual interruptions should be two. If you have more than that, you should consider removing one by deciding what looks out of place instead of intentional.
Minimalist decor is optimal for apartment living, and at Post House we offer two-bedroom, one-bedroom, and studio apartments in Evansville that are ideal for this modern style. Call our leasing office to learn more about what we have to offer: (812) 308-4197.