Minimalist Glam Kitchen

A waterfall peninsula provides a subtle room divider in this condo's open floor plan. Gray flat-panel cabinets, a favorite in minimalist designs, contrast with the white quartz countertops that repeat as a backsplash. Brass hardware, fixtures, and lighting add a luxe touch to the crisp black-and-white kitchen design.

Minimalist Bedroom with Global Accents

Crisp shiplap walls provide a neutral backdrop for happy doses of orange and blue in this minimalist bedroom. A Moroccan pouf, woven pendant light, and mix of patterns add a gathered-over-time feel.

Minimalist Floating Shelves

Find unexpected satisfaction in your home's hardworking office with pretty wood beams. Refashioned oak and pine beams from a train station become floating shelves above a classic marble-top iron table. A painted white chair and neutral keepsakes join the converted storage for a work zone that's cool, calm, and collected.

Minimalist Kitchen with Farmhouse Twist

Shiplap paneling painted pale gray runs the length of this minimalist kitchen. The absence of upper cabinets showcases high ceilings and allows for unobstructed window views. Oversize light fixtures frame a rustic island accented with uncomplicated metal-base bar stools.

Scandinavian Style

Uncovered windows let in light that's reflected and amplified by this living room's white walls, a characteristic of Scandinavian style. Natural surfaces and organic fibers-stone, light woods, weathered concrete, wool, and linen-keep the minimalist design casual and comfortable.

Streamlined Silhouettes

For sleek seating, look to iconic midcentury-modern chairs, which pop against a rustic farm table. White walls and trim create a gallerylike backdrop for contemporary artwork and an industrial Sputnik-style chandelier. A pink suede rug softens the look.

Warm Woods

Incorporate natural elements, such as wood, grasses, stone, and organic textiles, into your minimalist design to prevent it from becoming too sterile. A teak platform bed cozies up to wool fabrics and a wood-look nightstand to take the chill of crisp white walls. Amorphous artwork contrasts the sleek lines of the bedroom furniture.

Cohesive Color Scheme

When planning a minimalist design, start with a neutral color scheme. If black-and-white is too stark for your taste, mix in one additional color in varying intensities. Here, blue repeats on large-scale abstract artwork, pillows, books, and blankets to energize a monochromatic color scheme.

Open Concept Kitchen

Ground minimalist rooms with a few touches of black. In this kitchen, black paint on the window muntins mimics the look of steel. Maintain an unobstructed feeling by opting for open shelves, like this steel-and-glass unit that plays off the windows, versus upper cabinets in a kitchen. Just make sure they’re deep enough to hold plates, if that’s the intended use.

Simple Shelving

An elongated reclaimed-wood mantel and painted floating shelves provide a low-key alternative to built-ins. Display framed artwork and groups of mementos for a fresh and functional feature wall.

Modern Minimalist Bedroom

Consider painting walls white in a small minimalist bedroom. The color naturally bounces light around a room and pairs well with contemporary color schemes, like this blue and black palette. Modern plug-in sconces boast clean angles continued on the artwork and striped bedding.

Small Minimalist Kitchen

Affordable IKEA cabinets with flat panels reflect light in this airy L-shape kitchen. The white base cabinets match glossy subway tile, quartz countertops, and a shiplap ceiling. Low-maintenance concrete floors and open shelving featuring steel piping add industrial style.