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Minimalism: a sleek, simple and timeless look that’s oh so easy to curate. Read on for our 5 tips for creating an oasis of calm at home

Sleek, simple and timeless - complex times call for an unfussy space. When the outside world feels harsher than ever, more of us are looking for ways to curate a calmer atmosphere at home.

Beige doesn’t need to be boring, though. From living room to bedroom, keep things pared back with well-made pieces that are made to last, and add character with sculptural vases and unique prints.

Want more ideas for creating a minimalist sanctuary? Read on for our 5 simple interior ideas that are anything but beige.

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Muted Colours

From crisp white walls to sandy coloured linen, make your space feel calm with a neutral base palette that attracts the light yet still feels cosy. For perfect paints to cover your walls and update your furniture, choose expert brand Annie Sloan. Dark grey and rust accents will add a multifaceted feel to living spaces without feeling too extreme. For neutral coloured cushions and blankets, Libeco provides striped linen pieces that are comforting yet light.

Fine Lines

Looking for subtle decoration? Soft hued prints that feature fine lines and monochrome lettering are a great addition to plain walls. For fine art prints that add a hint of colour, look to Sofia Lind. If sketchy line drawings are more your thing when fused with bold type, Hotel Magique will add personality, and for something even more abstract, discover East End Prints’ selection of pebble shapes and curved lines.

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Natural Fibres

The key to keeping minimalist interiors interesting is adding an element of quality. Rather than opting for synthetic fibres and fake plants, choose textiles such as linen, cotton and wool blankets, throws and cushions to dress your home. Natural wooden accents for mirrors, kitchenware and flooring adds a nod to mid century design and has a luxe feel. Look to Madam Stoltz and House Doctor for inspiration.

Simple Glassware

Friends over and want to make an impression? Invest in some gleaming glassware that will make your tipple of choice look all the more sophisticated. Forget antique etched coupes and colourful ‘80s style long stemmed flutes - the trick to subtly elevating your drinkware is with a low ball tumbler that has an interesting shape. Le verre Beldi’s recycled sets and Nkuku’s recycled glasses look the part on any tablescape. Pair with a sleek carafe and your guests will know you mean business.

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Make a Subtle Statement

It’s a misconception that minimalism means black, white, grey and beige. The trick to minimalism is function and design coming together to create a simple yet beautiful space. HAY is the homeware hero when it comes to fusing playful shapes with practical objects. From their PC portable lamp to the Sowden kitchenware and checkerboard bathroom towels, every piece attracts an eye for design.

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