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7 Minimalist Homes with Maximum Style and Comfort: Consider Us Sold!

August 17, 2022
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Most people today are familiar with the concept of minimalism, which involves stripping things down to their most basic form, adhering to a “less is more” rule. However, a major misconception about minimalist design homes is that it requires less thought. On the contrary, choosing fewer pieces requires more thought, as everything should serve a purpose in terms of both design and function.

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If you like simple, clean lines design that minimalist interior design typically uses and wish to incorporate it into your own home, look through these aesthetically pleasing minimalist homes to get some ideas for your upcoming renovation!

1. An understated yet welcoming home in Petaling Jaya

Minimalist interior design is very similar to modern interior design and involves using the bare essentials to create a simple and uncluttered space. This 1,800 sqft home by Wuuu Studio is an excellent example. Here, new life is breathed into an old house by removing some of the existing walls and transforming the common area into an open plan layout with the dining room, kitchen, dry kitchen, and living room all in a single, continuous space.

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When cooking is in progress, a sliding door with fluted glass panels is used to prevent fumes from escaping the wet kitchen, while still allowing natural light to seep through.

House 39, Petaling Jaya by Wuuu Studio
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Adding the allure to the home are clean-lined furnishings, built-in units, and sticking to a simple colour scheme of white and wood accents. The combination of simple, minimal aesthetics and a neutral-toned colour palette creates an environment that appears to be relaxing rather than overly stimulating.

2. A compact yet functional condominium in Kuala Lumpur

This small yet cosy 688 sqft apartment in Kuala Lumpur by Amaze Design features a minimalist design that is stylish, sophisticated, and oh so comfortable!

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To prevent overcrowding the house, the designer ensured that every nook and cranny of the house is efficiently utilised, leaving no dead space behind. The furniture chosen can also pull double duty. The kitchen island, for example, can be utilised as a dining table or for getting some work done.

The rest of the house is also designed with a focus on practicality in mind while being elegant. Meanwhile, the monochrome colour choice of black and white helps to reduce visual clutter and lend a timeless appeal to the space.

3. A simple yet artistic-looking home in Johor

Shapes, colours and textures are just a few of the essential elements that help to create this truly gorgeous minimalist home by Trinity Design. The most captivating highlight of this home is how the designer plays with curves on the ceiling, built-ins or furniture to create a visually soft and artistic look. Smooth surfaces, curved edges, and clean lines are also used to create bold statements that emphasise the essential character of each item. All of these features eliminate the need for highly patterned or elaborate furnishings and accessories.

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Aside from that, the wall next to the stairs features textured taupe paint that creates a concrete-like texture and gives the space a hint of an industrial vibe. While simple grey, white, and black colour scheme allow architectural and design details in the house to stand out.

The Woodlands, Johor by Trinity Design (M) Sdn. Bhd.
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4. A zen-like home in Damansara Heights

In our fast-paced society, this calming minimalist home by Josh Thompson is exactly the kind of haven we all need. Its main source of decorating is earthy components, such as wooden panelling in the master bedroom, a grey marble waterfall kitchen island, a wooden frame sofa, and pebble stones that surround the bathtub. The diversity in earthy elements adds warmth and makes the home feel more connected to nature.

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The natural elements in this home, as well as the colour scheme, complement each other. It consists of light and soft natural shades such as cream, grey, beige, and greys softened by moss green and nude tones that provide visual tranquillity. Green houseplants, on the other hand, add a colour pop without overpowering the overall design.

5. A spacious family-friendly condominium in Subang Jaya

Through strategic planning and minimalist design, Pocket Square successfully turned this 1500 sqft condominium in Subang Jaya into an abode that is spacious and comfortable for a family of five. To maximise the different pockets and sections that came with the house, the designer kept the spaces as open as possible, especially in the common areas and by removing existing doors and replacing them with sliding glass doors (for the kitchen and laundry area).

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The designer also repositioned some of the furniture (beds, wardrobes, storage) to help gain space while fulfilling the essential needs. For example in the master bedroom, Pocket Square removed the existing wardrobe and turned the space into a spacious dressing area. The wardrobe was then placed close to the room’s entry and its natural wood elements lend contrast and keep things interesting while sticking to the neutral palette.

Laman Baiduri, Selangor by Pocket Square
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Laman Baiduri, Selangor by Pocket Square
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6. A serene open-plan layout home in Kajang

The owner of this 2,800 sqft home in Sungai Long wanted a clean, bright, minimalist home and Box Design Studio delivered! The main requirement of the homeowner was to harmoniously combine the living room, dining area, dry kitchen, and altar into one multifunctional space, while still achieving a modern, sleek, and visually spacious home.

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The homeowner also wanted a cosy reading corner in the living room. To accomplish this without making the space cluttered with too much furniture, the designer built a full-length TV cabinet wall and extended it to the window as a daybed, resulting in a visually streamlined and clean appearance. Meanwhile, a black leather chair creates a punchy accent in the overall minimalist decor scheme.

The Pristine by Box Design Studio Sdn Bhd
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Box Design Studio also streamlined the home's colour scheme, using various colours of grey, white, and light wood tones to create a harmonic and unified aesthetic throughout the entire property without looking too busy.

7. A Muji-inspired condo in Bukit Jalil

In this 953 sqft condominium by IQI Concept, Japanese Muji-inspired details were the name of the game. To accomplish the look, the designer incorporated built-ins in light timber tones characteristic of Japanese homes. The designer also added a wooden wall panel in the living room to give the space visual height and to open up the room.

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Knowing the homeowners were avid bookworms, IQI Concept added a special reading nook right by the oversized window with a bartop, bar stools and an aerial view to boot. Translucent white blinds were installed for privacy, softening harsh sunlight while allowing a diffused, soft glow to flow over the open-plan living area.

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