Your Guide to Warm Minimalism
Love minimalism but have always thought it’s too cold for your space? Then Warm Minimalism is for you! Think warm white textures and touches of natural materials like wood, cane, and rattan. We’ve curated our favorite tips to make warm minimalism that works for you!
What is Warm Minimalism?
Unlike its sister, a warm minimalist interior brings in a bit more character and comfort into a clean and functional space.
A warm minimalist space embraces natural materials that add warm and interest into the space. Personal touches and soft organic shapes add a welcoming aspect that you don’t typically get with a cold minimalist interior.
Warm minimalism is intentional, layering textures for a warm and inviting feel. But remember - clutter isn't part of a minimalist lifestyle, so be sure to invest in some stylish storage solutions!
Pick your color palette
For a warm minimalist colour scheme, you need a warm colour palette. Neutral colours are the foundation of the interior scheme. Warm whites, beiges, creams and taupes. To really keep the interior space warm and cozy opt for lighter colours which will help maximise the natural light in your space.
Add Natural Textures
Layering in different textures is great for a warm minimalist space. You can include wools like boucle, chunky knits and linens for the furniture pieces or for the soft furnishings. Accentuate this with warm wood tones, cane and rattan for an earthy texture.
Choose quality over quantity
Remember that you’re still aiming for a minimal interior, so always keep in mind choosing few quality items to fill up your home. Opt for classic shapes over trend-led pieces so you can enjoy them for life, instead of just one season.
Leaving some of your personal items out on display adds a warm touch. Where a total minimalist space everything would be hidden away out of sight. Warm minimalism allows for your personality show through.
Just be intentional about what surfaces and walls you display your favourites on. Leave some spaces empty, which brings more focus on the things you do decide to display.