Minimalist Home Decor Fails (and How to Fix them)

April 2, 2021

If you haven’t heard of minimalism, you’ve been out of the loop! Recently, a lot of influencers have been switching from hauls to the minimalist design, may it be with the way they wear their clothes, the way they spend their time, and how they decorate their homes.
 
And minimalism is actually a good practice when done with good taste. However, some have gone to the far extreme, making the term itself almost synonymous to boring and lifeless. Below are some classic examples of those minimalist home decor fails and some of our suggestions on how to fix those problems.
 

Minimalist Decor Fail 1: White on white on white…

 
 
There’s no doubt that there’s a certain aesthetic to it, but it simply is not easy to keep the home spotless. Sometimes, the room may even seem a bit dry and uninviting.
 
 

Minimalist Decor Fail 2: A very empty kitchen

 
 
Being neat in the kitchen is very different from being bare. Often, the kitchen is considered the heart of the home, so making it empty will certainly make the home lifeless.
 
 

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Minimalist Decor Fail 3: Bare office spaces

 
 
It’s so ideal to have such a neat space to work in, but any realistic working person knows you need your sticky notes, a mug of coffee (or two!) to keep you up and running. This desk is dream, and perhaps that’s all it really is!
 
 

Minimalist Decor Fail 4: No storage spaces

 
 
Single-use furniture is a big NO in minimalism. You do not get to maximize your space, especially if you aim to have less pieces inside your home.
 
 

Minimalist Decor Fail 5: Almost barren shelves

 
 
In the attempt to be minimal, some shelves are purposely kept empty, but we all know that is a waste of space.
 
 
Every year, home design trends are changing. There’s no certainty if the minimalist approach will be staying for good or replaced with another trend in the coming year. Despite that, it’s good to remember that there should always be a good balance of negative space and aesthetics.
 
Which minimalist fail have you seen lately or you yourself have committed? Share it in the comments below!
 

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