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23 Minimalist Living Room Ideas That Make Us Want to Purge Everything

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minimalist living room design ideas

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There’s a reason why minimalism is having such a major moment in the design world (and beyond—thank you, Netflix and Marie Kondo)—when done right, it results in a clean, calming space without being boring. Minimalism calls for thoughtful curation and clutter-free spaces, both of which extend beyond the visual and actually result in more calming, livable, and nurturing environments. This is particularly appealing for a living room since it’s where you, you know, live. So we gathered twenty-three minimalist living room ideas to help you bring the style to life at home. Read on for tons of designer examples and decorating ideas for minimalist living rooms, both big and small—and tips on how to make them work in your own space.

minimalist living room ideas

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minimalist living room furniture

PHOTO: FELIX FOREST; DESIGN: ARENT & PYKE
white minimalist living room ideas

PHOTO: ALEXANDRA RIBAR; DESIGN: LEANNE FORD INTERIORS
french living room ideas

STUDIO RAZAVI
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PHOTO: MARCEL AUCAR; DESIGN: HECKER GUTHRIE
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PHOTO: REID ROLLS; DESIGN: LEANNE FORD INTERIORS
small living room ideas

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PHOTO: LAUREN BAMFORD; DESIGN: ROBSON RAK
eclectic living room ideas

NICOLE FRANZEN
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cozy minimalist living room

PHOTO: MATTHEW WILLIAMS; DESIGN: STUDIO DB
blue living room ideas

PHOTO: SHANNON MCGRATH; DESIGN: ROBSON RAK
traditional minimalist living room ideas

CATHERINE KWONG DESIGN
minimalist living room storage ideas

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open floor plan minimalist living room

PHOTO: TREVOR MEIN; DESIGN: HECKER GUTHRIE
modern living room wallpaper ideas

STUDIO RAZAVI
formal living room ideas

PHOTO: FELIX FOREST; DESIGN: ARENT & PYKE
minimalist living room ideas on a budget

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modern living room ideas

PHOTO: BROOKE HOLM; DESIGN: ROBSON RAK
eclectic living room ideas

PHOTO: SHANNON MCGRATH; DESIGN: HECKER GUTHRIE
modern living room fireplace ideas

CATHERINE KWONG DESIGN
minimalist home design ideas

PHOTO: SHANNON MCGRATH; DESIGN: ROBSON RAK
minimalist living room apartment

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Design EditorHadley Mendelsohn is House Beautiful’s design editor, and when she’s not busy obsessing over all things decor-related, you can find her scouring vintage stores, reading, or stumbling about because she probably lost her glasses again.

This House Aims to Redefine High-End Small Living

The designer of a cutting-edge home on Maui’s north shore is working to recast what it means to live well while also living sustainably.

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SCANDINAVIAN DESIGN VS. MINIMALIST DESIGN: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Navigating design terms can be as confusing as assembling a home entertainment system by hand. But to plan interior design that suits your highly specific, oh-so-original tastes and home, you need the language to talk about the nuances of certain styles.

If all you know about minimalist and Scandinavian design is that IKEA sells a lot of it, let us hand you the metaphorical power drill. Here’s everything you need to know about the two aesthetics.

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Was 2017 The Year Minimalism Died?

There’s no better feeling than closing the door on a long day. It’s safe to say most of us want to craft a home (or at least a studio apartment) that serves as a sanctuary—a place we can go to feel safe, cozy, and free to be ourselves. While this perception of the ideal home’s energy has stayed constant through the years, its aesthetic has shifted. Until recently, minimalist, pristine, perfectly manicured interiors have been aspirational. However, this year we’re noticing a new trend emerge: the rise of the autobiographical home.

While the underlying principles of minimalism—living with what you need and ditching the rest—will probably never go out of style (as evidenced by the continued popularity of simple living icons like of The Minimalists and Marie Kondo), minimalism as a design philosophy could be losing mass appeal. This mirrors an underlying shift in the wellness world, moving away from perfection and toward real, raw authenticity. Like perfectly primed Instagram photos, these days, impeccable homes can feel like a facade.

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