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Modern Minimal | real living magazine

10 November 2014 by Super Amart | Category: real living & Homes Plus

Modern Minimal

Amart Furniture is excited to partner with real living stylist Jackie Brown to bring you the latest looks for your home with the Smart Styling series. In the December edition, Jackie demonstrates how to create a cool and contemporary living space. On this page, you’ll find the products Jackie used to create the look you see above.

Are you keen to bring the modern minimal look to your living space? Jackie says the key elements to modern minimal are clean lines, neutral tones, and classic shapes; keep everything simple!

Start with the biggest and most used piece of furniture in the living room – the couch! Make sure it’s super comfortable and in a style, size, and shape that suit your space perfectly.

Build the look with classic coffee and side tables. Jackie has decorated the Sanctus tables seen here sparingly with some great design books, and minimal homewares.

A cool floor lamp, a textured rug, and some simple art prints add atmosphere. Jackie suggests a few sculptural accessories, but advises against anything too fussy or decorative. Minimal is the key word here! Let the shapes of the furniture create the drama in the room. A couple of bold feature items will do the trick.

For this look, Jackie chose materials in a natural hue, and says blacks and greys are best, with a splash of white to freshen it all up. With such a natural backdrop, Jackie suggests adding materials that bring texture and dimensions to the equation – think leather, timber, linen, and blackened steel.

Jackie’s top tips for decorating a modern living room on a budget:

  • Look to the past for inspiration – mid-century designers had the modern minimal look down pat!
  • Don’t overdo it. You want to go for quality, not quantity. Clean shapes and classic materials are key.
  • Stick to a restrained colour palette. Limit yourself to three or so complementary colours and add visual interest through textures.
  • Get the designer look for less with a range of cushions and homewares from Amart Furniture.

Watch how Jackie created the Modern Minimal look!

Or watch our behind the scenes video!

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