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MINIMAL INTERIOR: A HOME TOUR (WITH A TOUCH OF SCANDINAVIAN STYLE)

05.22.17

A minimal home tour

Hello! Come on in. If I could make you a cup of tea I would. We could sit down and talk about minimal interior style all day.

I’ve talked about my decluttering and my love of minimalism but I wanted to actually show you what all that looks like in real life. So, I thought I’d give you a tour of my house. Wanting to create a calm relaxing space is why minimalism intrigued me in the first place (I wish I had some before shots to show you). It’s fair to say I became addicted to the feeling of space and light once I got going and this is the result.

I feel like the images speak for themselves so get comfy, and enjoy a good scroll….

MINIMAL HOME TOUR WHITE UTILITY ROOM

MINIMAL HOME TOUR LIVING SPACE

MINIMAL HOME TOUR LIVING SPACE

MINIMAL HOME TOUR LIVING SPACE

That’s about it for downstairs, let’s go up.

MINIMAL HOME TOUR BATHROOM

MINIMAL HOME TOUR WHITE BEDROOM

MINIMAL HOME TOUR WHITE BEDROOM

MINIMAL HOME TOUR WHITE BEDROOM

Here’s a peak at my capsule wardrobe – plenty more on this coming soon (my bath robe obviously isn’t part of the capsule wardrobe!)

MINIMAL HOME TOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE

MINIMAL HOME TOUR BEDROOM WHITE

And we’re done. I hope you enjoyed a good nosey round.

It’s taken a while to get to this stage and I’m still not finished – I’m itching to paint the wooden floors grey. I’m heavily influenced by Scandinavian interior style. For me, it’s the perfect combination of timelessness and functionality. While I love minimal design, I still want to feel cosy at home.

Tips for getting a minimal Scandinavian interior look

– Keep surfaces and floor space clear
– Lots of white paint. Skirting boards, walls, ceilings – you name it, paint it white.
– Stick to neutral tones throughout
– Make sure every item has a use or purpose
– Accessorise with lamps and plants (not too many)
– Use texture such as blankets to stop things looking too clinical and cold

Follow me on Pinterest for plenty more interior inspiration and be sure to let me know what you think in the comments (don’t forget to turn on reply notifications if you want to get a nudge when I respond).

What changes have you made to your home in a quest for calm?

A MINIMAL HOME TOUR. MINIMALIST INTERIOR WITH SCANDINAVIAN INFLUENCE

22 comments on “MINIMAL INTERIOR: A HOME TOUR (WITH A TOUCH OF SCANDINAVIAN STYLE)”

  1. I love your space! It’s awesome you’ve been able to create a home that makes you feel calm and content. For me, my home has tended to have more colour and texture, because that’s what makes me happy. That’s what I love about minimalism- it can look like whatever you want! Thanks for sharing your home with us!

    1. Thank you! I love that too. I never realised what my interior style really was until I got rid of just about everything and gave myself a blank canvas. That’s when I was able to really figure out what I actually liked. I’m glad you enjoyed a nosey round! Cannot wait to see your tiny house when it’s ready.

  2. Your home is absolutely gorgeous! I wish my home could eVen be half as lovely! Im making slow progress towards my own minimalist paradiSe. If it were entirely up to me, i would paint eVerything wHite (wood floOrs included) and everything else would be white, grey, aNd blush… but the man of the house iS in love with dArk, earthy colors. So i’m lightening things up a little a time.

    1. Thank you so much. I know it isn’t to everyone’s taste but I like it. It didn’t happen over night – I’d say it’s been a good 18 months in the making. Taking your time is the way to go. Dark can complement light beautifully! You’ll have to keep me updated on your progress.

  3. Hey Girl this is tIffany. Love tour simplxiric and minimal hOme girl. You jave tour mother n law tongue plant sitting so pretty in the Window sill. Your gome looks calming, soothing and peacEful. Thanks for sharing.

      1. So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for letting me know. I’m always so inspired by your visuals on Instagram.

  4. Oh this was a feast for the eyes. Thank you for being so generous in sharing your home. I’m a visual learner so pictures mean a lot. And I got to see your bathroom tile much better (I’m the one redoing my bathroom). You have, in fact, the most minimalist space I’ve seen, it’s brilliant. That bank of cupboards, is that on the wall opposite your kitchen sink? LOVE THEM! Your capsule wardrobe also looks like perfection. Well done, Jessica! Oh, do you like carpet? I could never have it with 3 pets. To me, wood floors = easy, but we have all ceramic tile downstairs (boo, grout), this is florida, after all. Thanks again, amazing lady!

    1. Carpet wouldn’t have actually been my choice. I’d love to rip them up and paint the floors underneath them white. Watch this space ha ha. I agree wood floors = easy. Can you resend me the question about the tiles. It got lost and I can’t find it. The cupboards are in the utility room. Thank you so much Kathryn, you always leave the loveliest comments, they make my day. Really want to help where I can with the bathroom so don’t forget to resend the message. Sorry I lost it.

  5. I will definitely be watching your space, oh yes! About the tiles, I was going to do smaller subway like in your kitchen but then I saw your beautiful bath tile work and thought that would be better. There is no tub in this bathroom, just shower, so that is a lot of tile and I thought subway would be too busy as the tiles will go from floor to ceiling. The design lady had shown me larger tiles but I couldn’t see it in a subway pattern. Then I saw yours stacked up straight and I fell in love with that. the first photo i saw on instagram, your glass door on the tub obscured my view and i thought you had square tiles. But now I see clearly. You had sent me the measurements already, thanks so much, jessica, you are so accommodating. And you’re welcome about the comments I leave, you so deserve praise. I like your low-key style and personality, very nice, indeed.

    1. I was originally going to do subway tiles too but they will make a small space look even bigger where as larger tiles make a room look bigger. My bathroom is tiny so I opted for the larger tiles.

  6. Really like the neAt, minimalistic and monochrome look that you have there. Nice tips, too! My problem with declutterIng is keeping books & magazines (that i will not throw away), unused stuffs and working stUfFs tidy. 🙂

    1. I don’t keep books. I read them and then pass them on to someone else I think will enjoy them because I know I wont re read. Magazines wise, I only keep the latest issue. When the new one comes out, the old one goes.

      1. Every neat and tidy friend I have does the exact same with books and magazines, they are out of there. I’m finally realizing you can’t have it both ways – I can’t keep everything AND have the minimalist looK at the same time (duh, ha). Obviously, going minimal is the more sane option. Thanks for the ongoing inspiration!

  7. Hi jessica so lovely of you to share your beautiful personal spaCe! Im really doing well decluttering, ive sold so much mu hubby said “if i stand still long eNough your sell Me!” Well therez a thought heE hee!
    Ive also taken lots of inspiration from you to start my own blog, im no spring chicken so Im talking about my thoughts,fears,feelings n changes whilst on-route to 50 😊
    Thankyou once again for sharing

    1. That’s great! I’m really pleased to hear that. Do you feel so much better? Will have to take a look at your blog – maybe you could sell your hubby on there!

  8. I really like the timeless touches you placed in each part of your house. My favorite was the dining area because I love wooden floors and your white dining table. I can’t yet own a place of my own, but looking at yours inspires me to work towards that day when I can own and decorate my own space.

    1. you have an absolutely beautiful, serene and genuine home, jessica. thank you so much for letting us NOSY around. you’ve inspired me to leave my living room pretty much as is. i was going back and forth for a couple months, but looking at how lovely your place looks, i’m going to stick with what i got and enhance my space with plants and/or lamps.

      we love entertaining and always have people over, and some who even stay over. I would love to hear your thoughts on entertaining in a minimal space.

      1. Yikes, I’m a massive introvert so entertaining isn’t my thing ha ha. I would think entertaining in a minimal space works well though – you have more space for one thing. People who do come round usually enjoy the calmness. I only have enough plates, cutlery etc for the maximum number of people I know we will ever have over. I hope that helps.

    2. You don’t have to own to create. There are so many ways to create your own space. Thank you for your kind words.

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