Less is Still More: Strike the Perfect Balance Between Cozy & Minimal

Less is Still More: Strike the Perfect Balance Between Cozy & Minimal

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Nancy Mitchell
Jun 24, 2016
(Image credit: Lovely Life)

As a connoisseur of beautiful spaces and also as a human being who lives in spaces, I find myself drawn to super-minimal interiors, but also to ones that boast a proliferation of colors and textures. Pared-down spaces speak to my need for calm and peacefulness, but the crazy Bohemian ones speak to my need for excitement, and also for comfort. So why not combine the two? Here are three spaces that toe the line between coziness and minimalism, achieving a lovely balance that will please (almost) anyone.

(Image credit: Lovely Life)
(Image credit: Lovely Life)
(Image credit: Lovely Life)

Here's a Swedish home from Lovely Life, where vintage pieces and plenty of plants add energy and life and a soothing backdrop of white breathes calm.

(Image credit: AD España)
(Image credit: AD España)
(Image credit: AD España)
(Image credit: AD España)

This small apartment from AD España, located in the heart of Madrid, boasts a charming, beachy-bohemian style. The lightness of the apartment is balanced out by the dark wood beams, and the eclectic collection of antiques and textured pieces which add vibrancy to the space.

(Image credit: My Scandinavian Home)
(Image credit: My Scandinavian Home)
(Image credit: My Scandinavian Home)

This Danish apartment, spotted on My Scandinavian Home, definitely shows the light hand of minimalism — but interesting, textured pieces, like plants and art and Moroccan rugs, scattered throughout the space, add liveliness and just the right bohemian touch.

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