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Internet goes wild for mid-century modern house for sale in Green Bay

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Amtrak promises Philadelphia’s iconic flipboard will return to 30th Street — as decor

Eight years after news broke that the iconic split-flap departure sign at 30th Street Station would be taken down, and nearly four years after it was actually dismantled, officials have confirmed they are bringing it back to Philadelphia’s Amtrak hub.

The downside for fans of the classic Solari screen: it’s only returning as part of the decor, not a functional wayfinding device.

That’s been the plan since 2019, when an Amtrak spokesman told Billy Penn that a requirement to include the Italian-made flipboard at the historic station was made part of the RFP for its $400 million renovation.

Discussion of the flippy board’s fate began in 2016, and was recently reignited by Brendan McPhillips, who served as campaign manager for Sen.-elect John Fetterman and is rumored to be working on a Philadelphia mayoral campaign next.

After McPhillips tweeted a lament that the old-fashioned sign had been replaced with a digital version — as is common among travelers who have grown accustomed to and fallen in love with the split flap’s soft flutter as it’s updated with new course information, so otherwise than the flash of ubiquitous digital screens—he called from the office of U.S. Rep. Brendan Boyle heard.

“Our beloved click-clack sign will return to 30th St upon completion of the remodeling,” McPhillips posted.

However, plans for its return have not changed, Amtrak spokeswoman Beth Toll told The Inquirer. “As part of the ongoing master development at Gray 30th Street Station, Amtrak continues to work with our developer partner to [S]olari board into the station as a design element (not as a functional train information board) for all to enjoy,” the newspaper reported Toll as saying last week.

The flipboard was replaced as part of Amtrak’s system-wide effort to bring its departure displays into compliance with ADA regulations.

No hearing-impaired or visually impaired passengers were served accessible by the Solari board, advocates and officials said. Because it was not integrated with 30th Street’s public address system, some updates that were indicated visually were not delivered via audio. And the font used on the flip letters was difficult to see from a distance unless you had perfect vision.

Rep. Boyle was instrumental in trying to save the flippy board from the beginning.

“Accessibility is crucial,” the lawmaker said three years ago. “However, at 30th Street Station there is a tremendous opportunity to achieve these goals in a manner that also maintains the iconic character of the Solari sign – which thousands of passengers have spoken in support of. I remain committed to continuing my advocacy with Amtrak to reach such a resolution.”

The sign was manufactured by Solari di Udine, of Udine, Italy, and was installed at 30th Street in the 1970s. At the time it was one of dozens if not hundreds around the world.

Over the past two decades, technological advances and ADA advocacy have meant that split-flap boards have been relegated to curiosities. Local firm Oat Foundry creates custom versions for corporate clients — fast-casual restaurant Honeygrow, for example, installed one, as did the Shakespeare & Co. bookstore on Walnut Street.

30th Street Station was a holdout. The Metro North transit system replaced its network by 2014, and New York Penn Station got rid of its Solari sign in 2016.

Since being taken down in January 2019, Philly’s flip-flop has been behind glass at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg, Pa. Amtrak’s renovation is expected to be completed in 2025.

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The growing appeal of opulent interiors, according to a design expert

If the noughties was the decade of minimalist decor and the 2010s were all about shades of grey, then the 2020s certainly revisited the interior trends of a bygone era with the return of maximalism, cottage core and chinoiserie aesthetics. More is more – and homeowners aren’t afraid to leave their mark on spaces throughout their property, whether it’s the kitchen, study or practical spaces such as boot spaces and hallways.

“Arousing a sense of opulence comes from injecting a variety of textiles, lighting and soft interiors to add depth to the space,” explains Will Lyne, co-owner and master designer for luxury brand Christopher Peters Kitchens and Interiors.

“Unleash your imagination and build a collection of curated items, whether antique, new or custom, that you love to surround yourself with. Mood lighting and eclectic textures can instantly make a room feel larger and more luxurious. Anything goes with opulent interiors, so don’t be afraid to take risks inside – within reason.”

Having seen a real increase in the number of clients choosing this style of decor, Will shares his guidance on how to inject opulence into your home.

Rich tone

Mood lighting and eclectic textures can instantly make a room feel larger and more luxurious

Generations of homeowners before us have taught us that ceilings should be white – often with a dated case of Artex thrown in for good measure – walls should be painted a nice, non-offensive shade of magnolia and coves separate the two pretty. But it’s time to rip up the figurative rule book! Feel confident using color and pattern in all kinds of ways. If that means taking an embossed, floral wallpaper from the walls to the ceiling, then don’t be held back by past style trends. Or perhaps you are able to color a custom unit in a warm shade of teal to match accent pillows collected at a vintage fair? The best color groups to choose from are those in the tertiary group, so rich purples, dark greens and warm reds. It instantly adds depth to a space and makes it feel more welcoming.

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A great tip to inject a sense of grandeur is to find something in your home that you already love and weave elements of it throughout the space

A great tip to inject a sense of grandeur is to find something in your home that you already love and weave elements of it throughout the space. Generally, a piece of art is a great place to start – and it doesn’t have to be a collectible to evoke a sense of grandeur, just something unique that makes you smile.

This can be the case for any space in the home. As seen here, in this family utility room, a simple print with matching blinds and painted units instantly makes the space feel more polished while still feeling lived-in and homey.

Warm lighting

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Layered lighting – essentially anything other than the main functional light in a space – adds another element to your living space that can be very attractive

Multi-level lighting – essentially anything other than the main functional light in a space – adds another element to your living space that can be very attractive. Pendant lighting over a dining table creates a sense of intimacy during those cozy, romantic meals for two and festive meals for larger groups. A reading light above your favorite corner of the sofa invites you to relax in the comfort of a good book and halo lighting in warm colors around a bathroom mirror gives the same sense of atmosphere that good spa lighting can achieve.

At Christopher Peters, we always advise our clients to consider the impact that good lighting can make in any room design. And in some cases, it can form our inspiration for an entire design.

Will concludes: “Luxury is a state of mind, rather than a design aesthetic, but remember that more is more. As far as interior design choices go, this is by far one of my favorites as anything goes – you can always have fun with a maximalist design.”

For a complimentary design meeting with the team at Christopher Peters, visit

All images provided by Christopher Peters Kitchens and Interiors

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Interior designer Natalia Miyar’s tips for bringing hotel luxury home |

For my first hotel project, I brought new life to the extraordinary building that is The Twenty Two, a five-storey, historic, former family home in Grosvenor Square, London, which opened in May 2022.

With opulent, maximalist interiors inspired by 18th century France, I paid tribute to the grandeur of this magnificent Mayfair building. One of the most exciting new openings this year, the design for this interior was on a grand scale, but there is elements that can be incorporated into a house.

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How to achieve a clean, minimalist interior design look at home

Achieving a minimalist, clean look in your home’s interior design is all about creating a stylish and functional space. This can be achieved by incorporating clean lines, minimal furniture and a neutral color palette. Keep reading to learn more about how you can achieve this coveted look in your own home.

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Start with a blank canvas

The first step to achieving a minimalist, clean look in your home’s interior design is to start with a blank canvas. This means decluttering your space and removing any unnecessary items that are taking up valuable real estate. Once you’ve decluttered, it will be much easier to see what pieces you need and what can be removed.

Include clean lines

Clean lines are an essential element of minimalist design. They eliminate clutter and create a sense of order in the space. Keep window treatments simple, with minimal fabric or single panels rather than layers of complex curtains. Choose furniture with clean, straight lines and avoid pieces that have too much detail or frills. For example, use square coffee tables instead of ornate round tables. When decorating walls, opt for abstract art or minimal photos that don’t take away from the pristine look you’re trying to achieve.

Stick to a neutral color palette

Limit your palette to warm, neutral colors such as taupe, white, beige and grey. These colors create an airy atmosphere that is both calming and inviting. Choose furniture upholstered in these shades for added texture and dimension. To add a splash of color, consider using wood or metal accents in rich shades like walnut or rose gold.

Keep accessories to a minimum

Minimalism focuses on just a few select items rather than overwhelming the space with too many pieces. When it comes to accessorizing your home, choose just one or two statement pieces that really stand out from the rest of your decor. This can include an eye-catching piece of wall art or a unique chandelier. Consider adding scandi decor and home accessories for a simple, modern look.

Choose Minimal Furniture

When choosing furniture for your space, choose stylish and functional pieces. Avoid overcrowding your space with too many pieces of furniture or decorative items—less is more if you’re going for a minimalist look. Also, make sure that the pieces you choose serve a purpose and fit well with the overall design of your space.

Maximize natural light

Maximizing natural light is key to a minimalist look in your home. Keep window treatments minimal, and don’t block out too much of the outside world. Hang mirrors on walls facing windows to reflect more light into the room and make it appear larger. Add glass doors or panels to divide large spaces for even more light if possible.

Follow these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to creating a stylish, functional and minimalist design in your own home! You can achieve the perfect balance between form and function in your interior design with clean lines, neutral colors, minimal furniture and natural light.

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Christmas Village Decor Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving

Following this success, Department 56 began launching a variety of other series in the coming years to this day – notable additions include their Dickens Village, New York City-based Christmas in the City, and a Disney series. The company also quickly implemented annual “retirements” of older models, creating an air of exclusivity and collectability around the products. Collecting these miniature villages has become a popular Christmas custom, with collections ranging from just a few small figurines to large landscapes of sets.

The variety and collectability of Christmas Villages has contributed to their continued popularity. Patti Priestman, co-owner of Christmas Village Shop in Ontario, notes how the growing variety and sophistication of villages has kept consumers interested. Her store prides itself on offering “the largest selection of Christmas townhouses, figurines, Christmas trains and accessories in Canada.” “Animation is relatively new and growing in popularity, the houses and towns are becoming more complicated and sophisticated,” she explains. “Shared family interests can come to life as the product line has grown.”

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But apart from the variety, what else makes Christmas villages so attractive today? Perhaps, as with other miniatures and artificial lives, the worlds they create allow one to live through them vicariously as a means of escape—it’s that sense of fantasy that resonates with collectors. Take, for example, Varouj Baltajian, who runs the TikTok account @mrchristmasvillage. The 35-year-old’s Christmas Village collection was born out of his obsession with playing the game SimCity 2000 as a child. “Being able to make my own city and keep my citizens happy was so much fun,” he recalls. “So in 2015, when my mom downsized and gave me her Christmas Village Buildings, I saw it as an extension of that same experience. I can make my own little city and come up with little stories for the townspeople.”

So, while Christmas towns may be associated with older generations, the growing variety and nostalgia they instill make them a worthy investment among younger demographics. What started as paper and wooden figurines have evolved into porcelain villages that can light up, animate, make sounds and play music. Today, you can find them in all kinds of stores around the world—from elaborate recreations of classic holiday films to more modern designs that lean toward minimalism. There is a Christmas Village for everyone. Like so many other variations of Christmas-themed decor, these landscapes seem timeless. As the miniature trend continues with all the bells and whistles, the Christmas Village offers a blissful escape where we can indulge in festive fantasies through small-scale collections.

Midene Ceramic Christmas Village Incense Burner Miniature House

Large Snowy Village Decorations for Christmas Set of 10

Bee & Willow™ 31 Piece LED Village Set with Timer Tea Lights

West Elm Village Tealight Candleholders

Gerson Holiday Snow Village Christmas Village Scene Large Set

The Holiday Aisle Electric Christmas Village

Multi-Layout Capable Village Display

Bethany Lowe Christmas Village Large White Ivory House Cottage Single Roof

The Bradford Exchange Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Holiday Village Collection

St. Nicholas Square® Village Ski Blaster

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25 Apartment Balcony Ideas to Transform Your Outdoor Space

Even in the notoriously tight confines of apartment balconies, there are ways to turn your neglected outdoor space into a cozy haven for relaxing and entertaining. Here are 25 balcony ideas to help you up your balcony game with some easy upgrades and decor tips.

Balconies are to city dwellers what yards are to suburbanites and country dwellers. They are a bite-sized piece of outdoor living to decorate and call your own. And since they tend to have great views, these small spaces can be a huge asset in the midst of a busy urban landscape. And yet all too many homeowners use their balconies as glorified storage units or slap a few folding chairs on them and call it a day.

But it doesn’t have to be that way! With a little creativity (and Instagram inspiration), you can turn your apartment balcony into a reading nook, a meditation nook or even an extension of your office space. After all, what’s better than taking Zoom calls outside when you’re working from home on a sunny day?

Trust us when we say this: we’ve scoured the depths of the internet to bring you the most Instagrammable and stylish apartment balcony ideas out there. So whether you have a small Juliet balcony or a spacious roof deck, there’s sure to be an idea or two (or twenty) here that will inspire you. Enjoy it!

And for more apartment decorating ideas, check out these 25 Low Lift Apartment Decorating Ideas That Look Chic.

Add privacy with Vines

Fast-growing vines can protect your balcony from unwanted sunlight and nosy neighbors. Just look at this lush, intimate corner of @aletuladnie! For a dramatic effect, get hold of several backyard plants and let them roam your space. A trellis or wire can help support them as they grow, and you can even use them to drape fairy lights around your space for a magical touch.

Entertaining Al Fresco

If you’re lucky enough to have a rooftop balcony, make the most of it with a festive setup like this one from @parvinsharifi. The view is obviously the star of the show, but the string lights and garden furniture really elevate the space. And what about that sheer curtain blowing in the breeze? We are totally stealing this idea for our next outdoor gathering!

Plant an edible garden

Is there anything more satisfying than being able to step outside and pick your dinner ingredients straight from the source? We don’t think so. This neat idea from @mika_lavien_home shows us that even the smallest balconies can host an edible garden. All you need are some lightweight pots, some good quality soil and your favorite herbs or vegetables.

Light it up!

You should never underestimate the power of ambient lighting – just ask @girlandtheword! Hers has to be the most reposted balcony on Instagram, and for good reason. Twinkling lights falling from the ceiling give the space an ethereal, dreamy quality, while the clear glass railing ensures that the bright cityscape beyond is still very much in view.

Use vertical space

Even if your balcony doesn’t have a lot of square footage to work with, you can still dress it up to the nines by utilizing your vertical space. Hang plants and wind chimes from the ceiling or balcony railing, or prop a mirror or artwork on the wall. A disco ball? Why not! Just make sure you secure it properly so it doesn’t come crashing down on windy days!

Set up a home office

If you work from home, there is no reason why your office space should be limited to indoors. Make the most of your balcony by setting up a temporary workstation. Fresh air and natural light will do wonders for your productivity, not to mention the amazing views you’ll enjoy while you work! A folding table, a chair and a cup of coffee is all you need to get started.

Bring out the indoors

One of the best things about balconies is that they blur the line between indoor and outdoor living. So why not make yours feel like an extension of your living room by bringing some of your favorite indoor pieces outside? A vase of fresh flowers, some cozy textiles and some well-placed candles are all you need to create a style that will flow easily from inside to outside.

Take Cover With Canopy

Canopies aren’t just for bedrooms – they can work on balconies too! This dreamy example from proves that a few meters of fabric, some fairy lights and a floor cushion can turn a small outdoor space into a private oasis. For those who want to relax from the hectic city life without leaving home, this is the way to do it!

Go bold with color

Nothing says summer in the city like a balcony drenched in color. This cheerful space from @happyknoten packs a punch with its red-and-white color scheme and bold, geometric patterned rug. We love how the colors reference the surrounding architecture – a pro tip if you ever feel stuck on how to style your outdoor space!

Say Yes to Bamboo Screens

If privacy is a concern for you, consider adding bamboo screens around the perimeter of your space. @strefa.agnieszkachlebda used them to create a secluded nook where she could curl up with a book and be thoughtful without distraction. Notice how the horizontal striped rug also visually expands the space! Something to keep in mind if your balcony is narrow and long.

Choose a statement plant

Choose one super-sized plant (maybe even a tree) and use it as the visual centerpiece of your balcony design. It may sound counterintuitive, but a single large plant can actually make your small balcony feel larger, draw the eye and create the illusion of more square footage. Tall plants also help create a sense of privacy. Sounds like a win-win to us!

Swing in a hammock

Small balcony ideas don’t get much better (or more summery) than this! If your ceiling can handle the weight, set up a hammock and enjoy some well-deserved R&R. Unlike a lounge chair or a pallet bed, it takes up none of that precious floor space and looks effortlessly chic. If you don’t have room for a full-sized hammock, try hanging a macrame swing instead!

Opt for folding furniture

Choose furniture that can be stored away when not in use. That way, you can have your cake and eat it too—a place to sit when you want it and more room to move when you don’t. Think folding chairs, stools and tables that can be hidden away when you don’t need them. Add some seat cushions or a tablecloth to make them feel more like permanent fixtures.

Lower your lighting

With balcony ideas, the lighting is everything. It can completely change the atmosphere of your space and make it feel cozier, brighter or more romantic. If you’re not sure where to start, try adding different levels of lighting to create a layered look. Lanterns, rope lights and floor lamps help create pockets of light that make your balcony feel warm and inviting.

Get your DIY on

Outdoor furniture can be expensive, so if you’re looking for balcony ideas on a budget, try your hand at some DIY projects! This could mean refurbishing some old furniture you have lying around or building something from scratch using recycled materials. Pallet beds, repurposed wooden crates and refurbished coffee tables are all great options that won’t break the bank.

Introducing Curtains

Consider hanging a set of light and airy curtains for a private balcony that doubles as an outdoor lounge. They will provide protection from wandering eyes (and the sun, if hung at the right angle) and instantly make the space feel cozier. If you want to take things a step further, throw on some globe lights for extra ambiance.

Put up a planter wall

Speaking of balcony privacy ideas, try adding a vertical garden wall to create an intimate space protected from the outside world. Not only will it make a dramatic backdrop for your lounge area, but it’ll also give you the chance to show off your green thumb! Plant it with small, robust plants such as succulents, herbs or ferns that can tolerate being in direct sunlight.

Decorate seasonally

Front porches and fireplace mantels aren’t the only places you can get creative with your seasonal decor. Your balcony is the perfect place to show your holiday spirit! Decorate it with spooky Halloween decorations, or turn it into a winter wonderland with festive lights and greenery. Changing things out a few times a year is a great way to keep your space feeling fresh and new.

Invest in a plant ladder

Balconies are made for vertical gardening, and a plant ladder can help you make the most of your limited space while letting your green thumb shine. Use it to display potted plants, herbs or even miniature vegetables. Stacking your outdoor plants in tiers adds some dimension to your balcony. Plus, it’s the perfect way to show off your collection of pretty planters!

Sit in an egg chair

Is there anything dreamier than lounging in an egg chair? If you’re looking for some cozy balcony ideas, this is definitely one to consider. It’s the perfect place to curl up with a good book or enjoy your morning coffee while taking in some fresh air. Decorate it with some comfy throw pillows and a blanket, and you’ll never want to leave!

Hang a decorative mirror

If your outdoor area is feeling a little bland, adding a statement mirror is a great way to turn things around. @my_hygge_my_home chose a round bamboo-rimmed mirror and hung it on an accent wall to create a distinct focal point. It adds so much to the boho vibe of the place and has the bonus of making it feel more open and airy.

Bring out an umbrella

It turns out that the perfect outdoor dining setup is this: some shabby chic chairs (and a coffee table to match), a pop of greenery and a striped umbrella to keep the sun out. It’s one of those balcony ideas that looks straight out of a catalog, but it’s actually pretty easy to recreate with some second-hand furniture, some flower boxes and a vintage beach umbrella.

Dress up your walls

Dream catchers and macrame hangings are not the only things that can liven up your balcony walls. Adding wall art is a simple way to make a big impact in your small space. And since your balcony will likely be exposed to the elements, opt for something that can take a beating and still look great—like Displate metal posters! As sturdy as they are stylish, they are perfect for outdoor spaces.

Lay an outdoor rug

If your concrete balcony feels more like a dungeon than an oasis, try trimming it with an outdoor rug. Not only will this make the space feel more inviting, but it will also help define your seating area and give your feet something soft to land on when you sit on the floor. To take things up a notch, try layering several rugs on top of each other for that bohemian look.

Jazz up Your Flooring

Instead of hiding it under a carpet, why not make your balcony floor part of the design? For an easy (and relatively inexpensive) update, try adding interlocking deck tiles. These clip tiles can be laid on top of just about any surface, giving your outdoor space an instant makeover. Plus, they’re easy to take with you when you’re on the move. Apartment tenants, take note!

Over to you!

An apartment balcony is an often overlooked space, but with a little creativity (and some elbow grease) it can be transformed into a stylish and functional oasis. These balcony ideas should give you plenty of inspiration to work on your own outdoor space. So what are you waiting for? Get started on your own Pinterest-worthy balcony today!

Are there any apartment balcony ideas we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

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Ennead Architects designs Wuxi Art Museum to emulate “natural erosion”

New York studio Ennead Architects has unveiled its design for a museum to be built inside Shangxianhe Wetland Park in the city of Wuxi, China.

Called the Wuxi Art Museum, the building will feature perforated surfaces and eroded cavities informed by Taihu stone – a type of limestone often used in traditional gardens in the region.

Aerial view of Wuxi Art Museum
Wuxi Art Museum will be located in a local wetland park

Both the perforated facade and large voids mimic the impact of erosion on the porous Taihu stone.

The pointed limestone facade and translucent glass curtain wall will allow natural daylight into the interior of the museum, while creating a contrasting finish between roughness and smoothness.

Wuxi Art Museum's main entrance
The carved out voids from the museum base form outdoor exhibition space

“Our vision for the Wuxi Art Museum is to place it in a larger overall composition, bringing views into and elevating us from the museum through subtractive notches and recesses, while mimicking the natural erosion of spirit stones,” said Thomas J Wong, partner of Ennead Architects, said.

At the base of the building, the carved out voids will be used as sheltered outdoor spaces for hosting events and exhibitions.

Next to the museum will be a civic square where art will be exhibited. Different gardens, courtyards and plazas will provide flexible space for visitors to enjoy art projections, movie screenings and performances.

Ennead collaborated with West 8 Landscape Architects on the design of the surrounding landscape based on the local wetland ecology and canal system.

Wuxi Art Museum public passage
The design of the structure is determined by Taihu stone with perforated surfaces and eroded cavities

Pedestrian bridges connecting galleries on the upper levels of the museum will create views of a central courtyard with a lily-filled waterscape below.

“The new art museum will serve as a symbol of Wuxi’s past, present and future, so it was important to us that its design emerge from the cultural history of the garden city and artfully integrate art, landscape and the museum experience into ‘ an inseparable synthesizing whole,” said Brian H Masuda, co-principal of Ennead Architects.

Last year, Ennead Architects completed a museum in Shanghai with no straight lines or right angles to reflect the shapes and geometry within the universe. The studio also recently unveiled its design for the Milwaukee Public Museum building in Wisconsin, based on geological formations.

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11 Trendy Minimalist Decor Ideas for A Quick Do Over

What is minimalist decor?

Minimalist decor can be defined as a style of decoration that focuses on simplicity and functionality. This type of decor often uses clean lines and simple shapes, and it avoids the use of unnecessary ornaments and decorations. Minimalist decor is about creating a space that is calm and peaceful, and that has a sense of openness and spaciousness.

A shelf view of a minimalist home

Why is minimalist decor the best option for you?

There are several reasons why someone might prefer a more minimalist decor style. For some people it is simply a matter of taste. They find minimalism aesthetically pleasing, and they enjoy the clean, uncluttered look of a space decorated with this style in mind. Others may prefer minimalism because it is easy to maintain and does not require a lot of time or effort to keep tidy.

In addition, minimalism can make a small space feel larger and more open, which is ideal for people who live in apartments or other small homes.

Decorating a home in a minimalist style can be a challenge. How do you create a stylish and inviting space with less furniture and decorations? Fortunately, there are some minimalist decorating ideas that can help you achieve the perfect look for your home.

Here are 11 minimalist decor tips that are your first step to a perfect minimalist home:

1. Use Sufficient Color Palette

When it comes to minimalist decor, there are a few key elements you’ll want to keep in mind. First and foremost, minimalist decor is all about clean lines and a simple color palette. Think white, black and other neutral colors. Common minimalist decor materials include glass, metal and wood.

While minimalist decor can be achieved with a simple color palette, you can also add pops of color to create interest and visual contrast. One way to do this is to incorporate colorful accent pieces or art into your minimalist design. Another way to add color is to use colored lighting fixtures, such as lamps or pendants.

Color palette of a minimalist design

2. Natural colors, Coasters, Cactus Make a modern minimalist

Natural toned materials can add both texture and interest to a space. Cacti are also popular in minimalist decor due to their low maintenance.

Natural & cacti decor

3. Less is more for the interior design of minimalist space

When it comes to minimalist decor, less is definitely more. This means that you should focus on simplicity and functionality when choosing furniture and accessories for your home. A minimalist coffee table, for example, would be one that is made of a sleek material such as glass or metal and has clean lines. It will also be of a minimalist design, meaning it will have a minimalist aesthetic that is free of unnecessary embellishments.

Minimalist furniture

4. Touch Of Nature In Wall Art

One minimalist decor trend that’s popular right now is incorporating nature into your wall art. This can be done in a number of ways, but one popular way is to use botanical prints. Botanical prints are a beautiful way to add a touch of nature to your home, and they can be found in a variety of sizes.

Botanical prints as wall art

5. Choose the right kind of wallpaper

The walls of a minimalist house speak volumes for it. There are a few things to consider when choosing wallpaper for a minimalist home.

First, you want to choose a wallpaper that is simple and clean in design. Second, you want to choose a wallpaper that is neutral in color. Third, you want to make sure that the wallpaper you choose doesn’t have too much pattern or busyness. A wallpaper with smooth textures and minimal pattern will be just the right choice.

Simple wallpaper selection

6. Accent the floor with a rug

Rugs should be used in minimalist homes to add some color and texture to the space. They should be simple in design and made from natural fibers such as wool or cotton.

Mat for the floor

7. The Lighting Tips

Lighting is an important element of minimalist decor. Accessories should be sleek and modern. They should provide enough light and add warmth without being too loud.

Modern minimalist lighting

Alternatively, a natural light source such as large windows can provide natural light. Curtains of neutral colors can be paired with these windows to also provide a minimalist touch and decor piece to the space.

Windows with a curtain to get desired light

8. Manage the shelves and other furniture to keep things simple

Shelves in a minimalist living room should be kept to a minimum. They can be used for storage or to display items that are both functional and decorative.

Similarly, minimalist furniture will be pieces made from simple materials and have a clean, uncluttered look. This type of furniture will be perfect for a minimalist home as it will help create a sense of space and calm.

Shelves in a minimalist living room

9. Embrace White Spaces

Embrace white space: One of the most important aspects of minimalist decor is the use of negative or “white” space. It simply refers to any area in your home that is left undecorated and free of clutter. White space can help make a room feel more open, airy and calm.

white space

10. Regular decluttering to help maintain the minimalism

When it comes to minimalist decor, clearance is key. A minimalist space is meant to be clean and uncluttered, so getting rid of excess furniture, decorations and other items is essential. This may be a difficult task for some people, but it is important to remember that less is more when it comes to minimalist decor.

11. Incorporate patterns

Minimalism is all about stripping things down to their essentials, so when it comes to decor, that means clean lines, simple shapes and a focus on quality over quantity. But that doesn’t mean your home has to be boring! One way to add interest and personality to a minimalist space is through the use of patterns.

Whether it’s a geometric print on your couch or a floral patterned rug, patterns can add visual interest and texture to a room. But the key is to use them sparingly. Too many patterns will make a space feel busy and cluttered, defeating the purpose of minimalist decor.

Introducing pattern in minimalist decor

Looking for more Home Decor inspiration? Try these two articles below.

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Should a sofa touch the wall? The wrong choice could ruin a layout |

The question ‘should a sofa touch the wall?’ is not the first question that comes to mind when designing a living room, but it is an important thing to consider when it comes to layout.

As one of the busiest rooms in the house, and the one that often serves the most functions, it’s important to get the living room layout right.

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