In the last decade a new lifestyle has developed strongly and overshadows all others. Without a doubt, this is minimalism. It started as a trend in the visual arts and gradually totally conquered our everyday lives. Modern-minded people also align their own home according to the motto “less is more”. The ability to part with everything unnecessary and superfluous actually corresponds exactly to the challenges of the digital world. You consciously renounce what could disturb you in the interior and in this way create more free space and order. Furniture and home accessories are reduced to the essentials for the minimalists. Art pieces and decoration still have their place in the minimalist room, but they are simple. In the following we show how you can achieve minimalism in the living room. We will also inform you about the rules to be observed.

Minimalism starts in the head.

Minimalism in the living room, pure elegance

 He moves into his own four walls.

Minimalism in the living room simple design black and white color scheme decorative pillows

  • What does minimalism express in the living room?

With the best will in the world, you can’t furnish and design your living room in a minimalist way if you don’t have enough basic knowledge about this trend and lifestyle. That is why the experts say that minimalism begins in the head. You have to become (more) aware of your own situation in life and decide for yourself what you need in this room. The goal is to create a living room full of calm and simplicity. First and foremost, you are making your life easier. By reducing your interior to the essentials, you can focus on yourself. Away from the material, you can find out more easily what makes you happy. Letting go of unnecessary objects can be very liberating. You create a simple living room in a targeted manner and thus celebrate your personal freedom.

 The floor-to-ceiling windows let a lot of natural light into the living room. In this very appealing ambience, the stone wall with the bio fireplace steals the show.

Minimalism in the living room lots of daylight imposing stone wall with bio-fireplace white sofa set carpet gray floor

Open spaces, simple design and clear lines are typical of minimalism in the living room.

Minimalism in the living room on two floors, open spaces, simple design, clear lines

That sounds good most of the time, but it’s still easier said than done. Because you have to leave out a lot and only keep what you like. And what makes you free and happy. Of course, this process of deliberate omission is determined by your way of life. You have to think these through carefully before you decide on minimalism in the living room. Because this style of living is definitely caused by modern life. In the digital world, we need fewer and fewer things and ever smaller devices. A book wall is therefore no longer a must in the living room. Everyone has the opportunity to read e-books, work on their PC and do research on the Internet. Therefore, only surround yourself with objects that are important to you, so that you feel barrier-free and think freely in your minimalist living room. This is what you want to achieve with minimalism in the living room – simplicity in space and freedom in thought!

Everything superfluous and unnecessary has to be removed from your living room so that minimalism can return there.

Minimalism in the living room corner sofa small table candles hanging lamps wall painting calm and simplicity

 Pure minimalism! In this perfectly designed living room you can not only feel good, you can also live happily.

Minimalism in the living room perfect design dark corner sofa carpet TV wall large window lots of natural light

  • Minimalism in the living room: what rules must be observed?

You must not think that doing without unnecessary furniture makes the living room appear bare and sober. It doesn’t have to happen under any circumstances. We associate minimalism in the living room with open spaces, clear lines and simple shapes. Peace and serenity prevail there, and at the same time the room looks very cozy. In such a living room, chaos has no chance, because order is the order of the day. However, in order to achieve such a modern look in your living room, you need to follow these rules when setting it up:

Peace and perfect order prevail in this minimalist home.

Minimalism in the living room kitchen in the background a lot of rest

Geometric shapes and clear lines characterize the minimalism in the living room.

Minimalism in the living room geometric shapes clear lines typical of the style built-in light

  • Neutral colors and soft textures are typical of minimalism in the living room

The minimalism in the living room is based on a neutral color scheme. First, the classic color duo of black and white is preferred everywhere due to the strong contrast between the two basic colors. But be careful, because with more black the room will appear a bit moody, even mystical. Instead, just prefer a few black swabs that pop out against a neutral background. The gray and white color combination is a softer version of the classic color scheme. This is very popular in the minimalist living room. Besides, you can also add other neutral colors: beige, cream, sand and light brown. If you want to create a more atmospheric living room, then choose graphite gray and black as the base colors and add splashes of light color. For example, visual accents in pastel colors are great for any minimalist room. Don’t think that minimalism in the living room is all about a monochrome color scheme.

 Typical minimalist color scheme – soft shades of gray and two dots in pastel green.

Minimalism in the living room, typical color scheme, soft shades of gray, two dabs of pastel green

Black and gray can be perfectly combined with light wood.

Minimalism in the living room beautiful design black gray and light wood

The modern armchair by the window in orange breaks through the light gray color scheme in this minimalist living room.

Minimalism in the living room high room light gray color scheme of modern armchairs in orange at the window eye-catcher

The minimalism in the living room is also expressed in the textures. Wood, fluffy carpets, a concrete or brick wall and lots of leather are preferred here. Be very careful with them, their use must also be reduced. For example, a soft faux fur rug would be absolutely sufficient to introduce a soft touch into the interior. A brick or brick wall would be eye-catching, while a concrete pillar is a bold object in the minimalist living room.

 Cream color and beige are also welcome in minimalism in the living room.

Minimalism in the living room beautiful design cream color beige in combination with gray and black

 An elegant room divider separates the stylish living room.

Minimalism in the living room elegant room divider separates the stylish space from sofa carpet small table throw blanket armchair

 Soft textures in gray have been skillfully combined with the brick wall within the minimalist design.

Minimalism in the living room soft textures faux fur rug throw blanket brick wall glass doors

  • The minimalism in the living room is characterized by clear lines and geometric shapes

Clear lines and right-angled contours are easily typical features of minimalism in the living room. That means, not only the color, but also the design language is important here too! For example, low furniture or hanging shelves do not distract the eye too much, so they are more than appropriate in a minimalist living room. So that your walls do not remain completely bare, choose modern works of art, perhaps also by representatives of minimalism, and decorate the room with them. Do you want to show your love for abstract art? In both cases such murals are suitable. In any case, these harmonize with the style of the living room.

 The perfect minimalist design might look the same.

Minimalism in the living room, perfect design, comfortable gray sofa, flat screen TV, carpet, curtains, everything in visual harmony

Or it can look a bit more moving this way.

Minimalism in the living room, perfect design, slightly moving, ajar picture, decoration article, yellow dots in the foreground

  • Simple furniture and more free space in the room

When choosing furniture for the minimalist living room, the following rule applies: the less, the better! Better to opt for a statement corner sofa. It should be eye-catching and at the same time ensure comfort in the living room. A large sofa is usually the central piece of furniture in a room. You can have a built-in bio-fireplace on one wall and a flat-screen TV on another. Lots of smaller pieces of furniture would make the whole look choppy or make it look a bit chaotic. That’s why you have to do without them. Reduce the furniture to the essentials and leave plenty of free space in the room. This is an elegant way to achieve minimalism in the living room.

Our editorial team wishes you a lot of fun and good luck! You can draw further inspiration for minimalism in the living room from the following picture gallery!

 The built-in fireplace and the mural next to it immediately attract the eye.

Minimalism in the living room perfect design built-in fireplace mural next to it as an eye-catcher

You sure have no objection, do you?

Minimalism in the living room corner sofa in gray simple design

Minimalism in the living room perfect room design hammock calm serenity reduced furnishing decoration

Minimalism in the living room, perfect design, reduced furniture, hanging chair in the foreground

Minimalism in the living room perfect room design white gray two black armchairs in the foreground fireplace in the background

Minimalism in the living room, perfect room design, pillar with bio fireplace, lots of daylight, media table as the centerpiece

Minimalism in the living room perfect design white sofa gray carpet black table gray curtains

Minimalism in the living room small room perfect furnishings stylish layout very attractive design

Built-in lights make the perfect room lighting.

Minimalism in the living room perfect room design built-in lights typical room lighting

Black and white simply patterned decorative pillows spice up the minimalist color scheme.

Minimalism in the living room color scheme in white and light gray decorative pillows in black and white with a simple pattern

Minimalism in the living room large room perfect design dark tones combined with white and gray

Minimalism in the living room large room beautiful view white corner sofa gray carpet low table in black

Minimalism in the living room perfect room design lots of white fireplace green plant in the corner

Minimalism in the living room perfect room design built-in fireplace firewood television gray sofa carpet