Minimalism when it comes to design may be intimidating for many of us. Since we love stuff and stuff leads to clutter, minimalism with its clean lines and lack of stuff can be out of our comfort zone. This doesn’t have to be the case. Minimalist and contemporary design is about form and function. Storage and organization is key in a minimalist contemporary style space. All that stuff and clutter is neatly tucked away and out of sight.
This dining room is a great example of minimalism in contemporary design. The room has but a few design elements yet feels completely finished and polished. The table and benches form the seating group; a group of pendant lights create a light fixture; and a collection of vases make for table décor. The entire design consists of six elements; a table; two benches; two vases; and a lighting fixture.
The lines of the table and benches are clean and sleek yet the dark wood has presence from the thickness of the wood. Using a wood that is closely related to the dark wood floors anchors the table and benches to the floor. The dark colors on the floor and table emphasis the height of the room, which is done in crisp white on the walls and ceiling. The white pendant lights blend into the white of the walls and ceiling.
Because of the lack of color and pattern, shape is more important. The tubular shape of the pendants, the rounded vases and rectangles of the table and benches become the design focal points in the minimalist design.