Less Is More: A Guide to Minimalist Decor & Lighting

With minimalism rising in popularity in recent years, many people are taking the ‘less is more’ approach when it comes to home decor. Minimalism is all about practicality and intentional living, reducing the need to possess items and valuing the things that bring happiness to your life. The ideology behind minimalism is that every aspect of your life – including the things within your home – should have a purpose and be enriching in some way. 

Whether you’re new to minimalism or just looking for some ways to enhance your decor, we have all the tips and tricks you need to spark joy within your home (thanks Marie Kondo!), here at Dusk Lighting.

Colour Schemes

Whether you prefer wallpaper or paint, there are a multitude of choices for decorating your walls. Many minimalists prefer to stick to a neutral palette when it comes to home decor. White, cream and light grey are all extremely popular options as they immediately create the illusion of extra space and also help to maintain a clean appearance within any room. 

If you don’t like the idea of painting every wall in one block colour, you could also consider incorporating a feature wall. Lighter neutral colours look stunning with a darker feature wall; darker grey, beige and calming blues are wonderful for this. Alternatively, for a natural minimalist appearance, choose wallpaper with a mock wood or subtle brick pattern.

Lighting

Our Astro lighting range is a fantastic addition to any minimalist home. Whether you’re after a stunning light fitting for inside your home or a functional addition to your garden, there is a plethora of choice. Available in neutral colours and sophisticated metal finishes, Astro lights are practical and stylish. Many of the fittings in our Astro range are LED, which tend to be considerably brighter than other alternatives. Another added benefit of incorporating LED lights into your home is that they are low energy, meaning that you’ll save some money while simultaneously being more environmentally friendly!

Astro Ceiling Lights

Astro ceiling lights are available in a variety of styles, depending on what your needs and preferences are. 

For a traditional lighting choice, consider installing a pendant light. Pendant lights, such as the Astro Zeppo 300 Pendant Light add a beautiful focal point to any room. The beautiful curvature of this light fitting and subtle frosted glass make it a relaxing addition to your abode. Not only are pendant lights beautiful to look at but they also provide plenty of lighting, making them the perfect choice for dining rooms and lounges. 

Ceiling lights are another fantastic option for widespread lighting. The Zero Round LED 2700k Ceiling Light is particularly beneficial if you live in a house or apartment with high ceilings. Its minimal design and simplicity are complemented by its ability to cast a warm, cosy glow over any space.

If you’re looking to illuminate your bathroom, it’s important to consider safety. There are extensive health and safety regulations surrounding which type of light fittings are suitable for use in humid areas; if you’re unsure, take a look at our handy guide to bathroom lighting and safety. Many fittings from our Astro range have a high IP rating, making them safe for bathroom use.

For widespread lighting opt for multiple downlights, such as our LED Adjustable Recessed Ceiling Downlights. You can install as many or as few downlights as you’d like, making them a versatile choice. Many downlights are also safe for use in bathrooms. 

Astro Wall Lighting

Wall lights are a fantastic method of illuminating your home and are a great space saver. There are a number of stylish options available in the Astro range that are sure to cater to your every need. 

For a stylish and conspicuous addition to any room, opt for a simple but stylish traditional wall light. The Yuma 240 LED Wall Light is understated, highly functional and is also dimmable, making it perfect for rooms where you want to introduce a relaxing vibe. Install in a bedroom, lounge or dining room to set the perfect mood.

If you enjoy reading from the comfort of your bed or your favourite armchair, then the Tosca Switched LED Wall Reading Light might be the perfect option for you. Not only is this practical little light available in a range of colours to match any decor but it is also adjustable, meaning it can be manoeuvred to the perfect position to suit your needs.

Wall lights can also make a fantastic addition to your bathroom, particularly if there is a specific area where you feel you may require extra lighting. There are a multitude of bathroom specific wall lights available in the Astro range, including the Tube LED IP44 Bathroom Light, which is both minimalistic and timeless.

Furniture & Accessories

There are several options when it comes to minimalistic furniture. The focus should be on practicality and sustainability, so it’s best to purchase furniture that is comfortable, sturdy and timeless. Colours such as black, white and natural woods are fantastic choices when it comes to tables and shelving. For furnishings such as sofas and chairs, grey, navy and black fabrics look sophisticated and are timeless and relatively low maintenance. Leather sofas are another great choice. Both easy to clean and able to withstand years of use, they are often more expensive but most will withstand the test of time, making them a smart investment.

To accessorise your space, include some comfortable cushions and a warm throw to provide you with added warmth during cold months. If you want to incorporate a little bit of colour into your minimalist decor, a few block-coloured cushions are a great way to incorporate a little bit of variety without overdoing it.  Plants that are easy to look after also make a wonderful addition to any minimalist home. Succulents, cacti and rubber plants are extremely easy to care for and have proven health and wellbeing benefits.  

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Here at Dusk Lighting, we value style and longevity and strive to provide our customers with the highest quality light fittings. Why not take a look at our full range of Astro products to find the perfect light for every room in your home?

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