10 Minimalist Living Rooms that Will Show You Why Less is More

Elegance means subtlety, and these 10 living rooms are proof of it.

While some will argue the minimalist days are over, others still believe the motto less is more is one of the pillars of great taste in both fashion and home decor. Today we are siding with the latter and showing you 10 minimalist living rooms that still prove why less is more and how style can be subtle and still make a stand.


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Photo © Amber Interiors

With a white background, this contemporary living room was finished with two accent black chairs and just enough patterned pillows to create a cheery and complete look. No need to over-clutter it with furniture and accessories.

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On the other hand, black is always a great choice. Essential Home and DelightFULL certainly agree and the two brands created a living room decor inspiration based around black and golden elements, with just the basics you need to have a complete living area: a spacious sofa, two side tables, a rug, a console for support and, of course, lighting fixtures.

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Photo ©  Matthew Williams/Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

Another stunning scandinavian inspired living room, the white and brown color palette takes over the room, creating a comfortable and visually appealing living area. Remember to add a rug to get the full complete look!

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Photo © Reid Rolls/Consort Design

Having a small living room is yet another chance to go for a minimalist living room decor. In this case, Consort Design bet on a white background with two red accent chairs and an overall cozy decor.

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Photo © Studio Lifestyle

Although it might feel quite maximal, this elegant living room by Studio Lifestyle doesn’t actually have that much going on. If you look closely, you will see the basic furniture that you’d expect to find in a living room. The secret is in the details and how much effort you put into planning the perfect design and choosing the right high-end furniture pieces.

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Photo © Brett Beyer/Ashley Darryl

Another small living room that still delivers a stunning contemporary and minimalist design. Our favorite piece is the dark blue velvet sofa as the central and focal piece of the whole room.

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Photo © Molly Culver/Claire Zinnecker

Inspired by the scandinavian color palette, this simple living room design by Molly Culver and Claire Zinnecker boasts a few touches of greenery that complete the room without making it feel overcrowded.

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If you can’t get over the clean lines of mid-century furniture, follow the inspiration above and get yourself a mid-century modern credenza or console. It will give you lots of storage space and it won’t make your living room feel awfully full.

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These rustic ladders have been trending for the past years and they make for great storage solutions when it doesn’t feel like there is a whole lot of space. Use them as an elegant accessory, where you can still store a few cozy blankets.

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If you have large floor to ceiling windows in your living room, don’t go and over-clutter it with furniture and accessories. Instead, choose a few key pieces and enjoy the natural daylight and how it can make your minimalist living room feel full.


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