Cozy Minimalism: The Art of Designing a Beautiful Home Sanctuary

by Pamela Loperena

Are you looking for a new way to transform your home into a heartfelt haven? Then cozy minimalism might just be the style for you! Cozy minimalism is a type of interior design which merges functionality with comfort, evoking a simplistic and inviting ambiance. 

Compared to minimalism, cozy minimalism doesn’t only focus on the extreme act of disposing unnecessary items. Instead it emphasizes a balanced mindset. You can strive to embrace the philosophy of owning a quantity of items which feels appropriate for your personal lifestyle needs to create meaning and beauty inside your home.

And you don’t need to be an interior decorator to ace this modern trend. Here are some ways you can revamp your room into a cozy minimalist aesthetic: 


Try to concentrate on making one furniture aspect of your room the primary centerpiece of attention. For example, if you have a wooden table in the middle of your living room, you should try to design the room’s style around this table. As a result, this will help prevent you from becoming overwhelmed and diverting your gaze elsewhere.


Utilize a few gorgeous light fixtures with clear shapes and basic colors. Lamps and ceiling lights should give off enough light to fill an entire open space. For producing mood lighting, you can buy light bulbs with low wattages. A softer glow will surely captivate you and your guests in pure warmth. 


For adding texture, you can layer different texture designs over each other using your items. For instance, you can place a glass vase with flowers on top of an opaque white bookshelf. This will allow you to design a contradictory environment with intent and thought-provoking appeal.


You shouldn’t have too many belongings lying around, otherwise you’ll end up cluttering your area. You can attach large art pieces to your walls to highlight your spacious atmosphere. Hanging up picture frames is a great idea as well. Having your favorite photos of your family, friends and pets in near sight will constantly immerse you in nostalgia, generating significance and even serve as quick conversation starters. 


A version of this originally appeared in “Comfort” The Teller November 2019 Issue #8

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