More and more people are opting for a minimalist lifestyle these days. In many ways, that’s not surprising, given all the turmoil of world events in recent years. Minimalism is a way of life that promotes simplicity and encourages us to live with less, and one way to incorporate minimalism into your life is by creating a minimalist space in your living room. Here at Taskers of Accrington, we love the simplicity of this Scandi-inspired design scheme, and many of the furnishing options that we stock here are perfectly suited to this theme.

So, if you’re looking to create a minimalist look for your living room but you’re not sure where to start, here are our top tips.

Keep it simple

When creating a minimalist living-room, it’s essential to keep it simple. You can start by removing any unnecessary items and knick-knacks dotted around the room and only keeping the essential items like photographs, subtle decorative features and family heirlooms. For the perfect minimalist design, try to avoid using too many colours, patterns, or textures that could clutter the space. The idea is to remove as much visual noise as possible to create a calm, de-cluttered space. Decluttering is an essential aspect of minimalism, so look at ways you can remove any unnecessary items in your living room, including decorative items, furniture, and electronics.

Aim for neutral colours

The best minimalist design schemes tend to stick to a neutral colour palette; namely white, beige, or grey. Why? Well, neutral colours can create a calm and relaxing environment, and they’re considered by many to portray a timeless look. In other words, a neutral colour palette is timeless in its design, so you won't have to worry about changing it any time soon.

Now, that’s not to say you can’t add a splash of colour here and there - it’s your living room after all! In fact, a touch of colour in your decorative features can be a really good way of bringing some character to your space. That said, try not to go too over the top or you’ll diminish the minimalist feeling to your space.

Use natural materials to add a warm glow

Incorporating natural materials like wood or stone can add warmth and texture to a minimalist living room. For reference, aim to use natural materials for flooring, furniture, or accent pieces. You can also enhance this warm feeling by adding in the right kind of lighting to create a cosy and relaxing atmosphere in your minimalist living room (opt for warm, soft lighting instead of bright, harsh overhead lights). You can also make the most of natural light by opening up windows or adding sheer curtains to your space.

Creating a minimalist living room can be a really transformative process, and these tips can be instrumental in helping you to create a calming, inviting, and functional space that reflects your minimalist lifestyle. Remember that minimalism is about living with less and focusing on what's essential, so only keep what brings you joy and let go of the rest. What’s more, if you’re looking to add some luxury furnishing options to your space, then you’re in exactly the right place.

We’ve got an exquisite showroom where you can view a range of furniture from top brands like TetradG PlanCalligaris and Cattelan Italia. What’s more, we have a range of Scandinavian inspired brands like SITS and Stressless that you can explore and use to create your very own minimalist space, right at home.

Our newly refurbished showroom now includes themed displays, an expanded bedroom furniture studio, and room sets showcasing lounge and dining furniture. Plus, we also have brand new lighting and home accessories departments for you to explore. It’s by far the most exciting showroom experience in the North West, so come and see for yourself!

If you have any questions regarding any of our recliner sofas, or anything else we stock at Taskers of Accrington, rest assured we’re here to help. Get in touch today by calling us on 01254236262 - our in-house team are always happy to help!