Secondly, you need to embrace white everything: White walls, table tops, stools, shelving and more. It’s all white, alright?
Of course, you can throw in a hint of grey, black and dusty pink here and there.
If you want to ease into the minimalist look, start with a handful of products that won’t break the bank. Here are six stylish new options to try:
1. A peachy print
Yorkelee Prints is a one-stop shop for an array of gorgeously simple art that will suit most modern homes.
Choose one that features a quote or floral design and think about creating a gallery wall. Consider how more than one print or photograph could work well together. The ‘peachy’ print is only $15 for an A3 size and two of these would look great side by side above your couch or bed.
2. Simple table tops
Keen to create a minimalist nook next to your couch? Try IKEA’s YPPERLIG solid birch coffee table, ($59).
Top the table with a stack of white-covered books and to finish the look, keep your couch cushions and throws to a unified colour palette.
3. Minimalist storage
Yes this does exist – and you can display your designer-look kitchenware in the most simple and glorious way.
Design Stuff’s array of NORMANN COPENHAGEN pocket organisers, priced from $35, come in four sizes and have the perfect neutral palette.
Mix and match the different sizes and colours to create pretty and sleek wall storage.
Be inspired by Catherine Heraghty’s minimalist home:
4. Kitchen basics – that you actually want to show off
Show off even the most functional items in your kitchen by ridding your kitchen sink of any average-coloured dish cloths and detergent bottles – and replacing them with products from the sleek monochrome Barkly Basics range.
It’s 100 per cent dedicated to those of us who care about what our kitchens look like – even down to the sponges and hand wash.
Prices start from just $4.95 for a round scourer sponge (it looks like a macaroon!).
5. Popular pendants
If you’re looking for pendant lights to suit a sleek, monochromatic space, why not start by looking at the range of sensational Lighting Lighting Lighting pendants?
These can be hung individually or as a duets. Pop them onto your Christmas wish list now!
6. Baskets, baby
For those more practical people among us, baskets can add life to corners of a room and also offer a good place to store blankets, kids’ toys and other bits and bobs.
These woven baskets from Aussie brand, Dutch Warehouse, are priced from $49 and come in an array of cool colour ways to suit your style.
Why not grab a couple?