Minimalism, according to Merriam-Webster, is A style that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. I would add that its overall goal is to use the fewest – and simplest – components necessary to create the maximum effect.
Basically, minimalist style is where everything is stripped down to only its essential elements.If your idea of a good time is to de-junk your cupboards, if chaos and clutter make you slightly crazy, and if you love clean lines and structure, read on. Minimalism is right up your alley. And here are some ways you can achieve the look for yourself:
Don’t: Involve needless items in your minimalist design or décor. Minimalism was partly influenced by the Japanese culture, which is infused with Zen and simplicity – a focus on the present experience. Every non-essential to this experience is not necessary.
Do: Omit the Unnecessary. In minimalist style, it’s important to include only what is necessary to the form and function of your space. While the décor and options vary from room to room (for example, a bedroom’s minimalism will look different than a kitchen’s), the style remains constant and consistent as you remove non-essential items from each space.