A minimalist living room design centers on simplicity, clean lines and a lack of clutter. Many of the items found in a traditional living room will be absent in the minimalist style. A minimalist living room design is ideal when you want to open up a space and make it look bigger. A minimalist living room design is appealing to most people. It makes use of simple functional pieces, classic colors, and keeps you organized with various storage options. To create a minimalist living room, select furniture and accessories that are not very ostentatious in appearance and that are basic in terms of design. Only purchase those items for which you have a definitive use in the room. Extra chairs, ottomans, decorative tables, and plants stands are not necessary.
Choose easy chairs and couches for a minimalist living room that are basic in style such as a traditional rectangular shaped couch or a chair based on the Chippendale design that has straight legs and a curved back. Avoid decorative pillows but if you really want them just get the most basic and avoid the fancy borders and trim. Maintain the simplistic look when it comes to your end tables and coffee tables. A good style to consider would be Parsons which is basically a wood cube design laminated or covered with clear acrylic. Metal tables with stone or glass tops are also good choices. Don’t overdo throw rugs and wall decorations. Covering a hard surfaced floor with a basic Sisal area rug is ideal but if you have carpeting in your home, don’t place an area rug on top of it.