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Cheap Hacks To Make Your Home A Minimal Mansion
09 Dec 2014

Cheap Hacks To Make Your Home A Minimal Mansion

The minimal style is extremely popular at present. With clean-cut edges and crisp design it can be the most fantastic lifestyle statement. But it can often be very hard to achieve, especially if you’re moving into a new property.

When you move into a new place it will very rarely be a completely blank canvas. More often than not you will have to put up with some pre-existing features or choices made by the previous owner. And they may have had extremely questionable taste. Well, you’ll either have to put up with them or try to convert them into your new style.

Luckily for you, we’re here to show you some of the easiest ways to convert those dingy features installed by someone’s grandma into stunning minimal design pieces. Here are a few of our best and brightest ideas.

Windows

Windows bring light, and light is a key feature of any minimalist design. Do away with the huge and floral curtains, replacing them with blinds. Blinds offer the same exact purpose, but they are far less obtrusive into the general space of the room. Roller blinds in Edinburgh are easily available in any number of styles and patterns, and in fact they are often significantly cheaper than curtains.

Flooring

Dirty old carpeting? Tear it up. This could seem like a more expensive option, but if you have a set of beautiful old floorboards under your carpet then exposing and treating them is not all that difficult. It will take a day at most to take out the old stuff, and a further day or two to sand down the boards and treat them. If your carpet is disgusting, but there are no beautiful floorboards to expose then consider replacing it with fake floorboards. For not a lot you can get some pretty impressive looking products that will emphasise your room as a clean and simple space.

Lighting

As we said before, lighting is a key element to any minimal design. You don’t have to change that much in order to make the most of it. Consider stripping back the parts of your fittings, removing cumbersome and ugly lamp shades. And think about changing your lightbulbs to a brighter and crisper quality. This shouldn’t really cost you much, but it will really emphasise all of the other changes you are making in your design. It’s certainly a worthwhile investment.

Colour

The last one is an obvious one. Think about colour. If the place you inherited has some loathsome wallpaper or an ugly theme running throughout, then consider changing it to a neutral and balanced colour. This is once more a fairly cheap thing to do, as it will only cost you a few tins of paint and a day or two of your time. But in combination with our other tips it is certain to completely overhaul the entire feel of your new place. Remember, being minimal is all about stripping everything back, so it doesn’t have to cost a lot to get the look you’re after.

Lan An

Lan An is a professional editor in the field of architecture and interior design. Having a strong desire for architecture and design in her writing career, Lan An attempts to provide readers the most wonderful architectural news and projects.

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