8 Minimalist Homes that will Inspire You
Simple and clutter-free – these spaces prove that less is more
Inspired by Japanese interior design, the minimalist style highlights a clean and organized look with well-curated furniture pieces and plenty of storage space. Minimalism may be simple but it shows how you can do more with less. You may have just a couple of décor – but it showcases your personality and style.
To make the minimalist look work, white is usually the go-to color while off white can also do the trick. If you don’t want to stick to one color, you may choose to work with a neutral palette of beige, gray, and wheat.
Here are eight minimalist homes that may just motivate you to start transforming your space into a clean and organized haven.
Main photo by Miguel Nacianceno.
The owners of this home wanted to keep their home in Paranaque so they chose to rebuild their bungalow into a multilevel Mediterranean-inspired home that would give them more room. One of the considerations that they also made clear was they wanted a minimalist home that is clutter-free and contemporary. The living area’s black-and-white palette is sleek but the white sofas and black leather stainless steel chairs are inviting enough. The sliding doors open up to the lanai and a small garden.
This home shows that a minimalist style can also create warm and welcoming spaces. To make the minimalist design inviting, perfect combinations were done. White walls and floors were matched with wooden pieces while clean lines were softened by the addition of soft cushions and velvet textures. Upon entrance, a spacious ground floor welcomes guests – decorated with black Asian pieces and three oval lights hanging from the ceiling.
A picturesque dream home, this house showcases heavy glass windows that let natural light in and stark white walls. The furniture and design is clean, simple, and modern – with neutral tones and crisp lines. The square edges of the custom-made couches by Dennis Kabamdan match the clean lines of the windows.
Dubbed as “The Devil’s Den” by the owner’s friends, this condo unit is far from being dark and hot. The space is awash with natural light – given its high ceiling and row of windows. The owner opted for simple furnishings and each piece has a function – from the couch, artist’s table to the huge mirror and DIY coffee table.
In this home owned by passionate mountaineers, environmental awareness and respect for Mother Earth are very much evident. They live by their conservationist philosophy by choosing recycled and reused materials from Laong Laan, Caloocan, and Pampanga, as major parts in their home. The result is a space that’s minimalist, modern and full of life.
News correspondent Nelson Canlas has always dreamed of a modern, minimalist home that’s relaxing. For his 41sqm condo with a monochromatic theme, interior designer Jeng Buluag designed sleek and space efficient storage solutions. In the dining area, a slim glass top table with metal stand is not only functional but expands the space for dining, too. Set against a floor-to-ceiling mirror, the room appears bigger given the five-seater dining table.
This Bacolod home highlights raw concrete, exposed plumbing, unfinished materials, and stainless steel and glass touches. Inspired by modern Japanese interiors, the home of architect Bernie Sason showcases inspiring industrial interiors. In one corner of the home, wood furniture and accessories made from clay add warmth to the clean white walls and floor.
The owners of this home share a passion for art, green architecture, and travel – which helped them build a minimalist and sustainable home in the Philippines. The interiors are Spartan and minimalist but the warm mood was kept throughout the house – given the lush greenery and the environment-friendly efforts put into its renovation. In the dining area, the wooden horse adds a cozy touch to an otherwise “serious” environment.
*With ideas from interiordesignipedia.com
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