Soft minimalism is quickly becoming the latest trend in interior design. It counters the idea that minimalism is cold and sterile and proposes a design style that is clean and contemporary but also warm and livable. This design style is still modernist and minimal but with soft tones, ergonomic designs, and conscious consumerism. This decor is also about simple shapes, natural materials, and warm, earthy colors. It gives your monochrome interior a more subtle and soft look. This concept of soft minimalism goes really well the industrial design style too. Industrial style appreciates the visual appeal that lies within utilitarian objects, stripped-bare architecture, metal and wood surfaces, and neutral tones. Industrial decor is simple, subtle and sleek. Hence, the colors used in this style are neutral and earthy shades which form a good base for an Soft Minimalist Room Decor.
Featured here is the home remodeling of an old goldsmith shop in Vastmanland County, Sweden. Architect Johan Israelson remodeled this old goldsmith shop into a soft minimalist industrial style home. The photographer Johan Sellén has beautifully captured the various features of this remodel. This industrial style house features a lot of concrete, lacquered wood, and steel. And yet, grey tones paired with warm wooden accents and a surprisingly cozy interior makes this minimalist interior design feel soft and inviting. Johan decided to bleach the floors with lye and then soap them for that whitewashed look. He also lacquered the brick walls and layered the doors, windows and other elements with anti-corrosion paint to get that raw, unfinished look.
Minimalist Interior Design Living Room
The living room is decorated in warm and soothing colors. White walls and ceilings make the room look larger and brighter. The wall art further enhances the industrial look of the place. Functional sofas complement the minimal theme of the decor. Various pillows bring color in the monochrome room and also make it look cozy. Throw rugs also add texture to the decor.
The side walls and ceiling shiplap adds some pattern to the plain walls. The exposed pipes, coffee table, and floor lamp also enhance the industrial appeal of the room. The Potted Plants in Living Room certainly enliven the place and make it look inviting.
Industrial Style Black & White Dining
A wooden wall partition separates the dining area from the living room. The large grey dining table is Eber concrete by Johan Israelson. It goes well with the grey industrial theme of the house. The Soho chairs also add to the industrial appeal. Warm grey throws add a soft touch to the minimalistic decor. The wall art and the fireplace bring some elegance and warmth to the decor.
The safe in the corner is in fact retained from the old goldsmith shop and goes well with the industrial theme. Similarly, the streetlights from Copenhagen hanging over the dinner table add to the industrial look. A sliding door in the dining area leads to the bedroom.
Kitchen Concrete Countertop
The huge kitchen in this industrial style house has enough space to comfortably cook and hang out with friends and family at the same time. It has an island and a counter both of which sport large worktops in concrete. The concrete worktops are molded in place. A rack above the counter works as a place to store kitchen utensils. The Swansea barstools fit in perfectly with the industrial decor.
The old kitchenware and fig tree give the room a lived-in feel. Hanging bulb lights provide lighting and further add to the industrial look. Similarly, the sliding doors offer privacy as well as enhance the modern industrial look.
The wine rack adds visual interest and color to the room. It’s a good example of minimalist interior design.
Urban, Modern & Industrial Bedroom
The soft grey bedroom is an example in minimalist interior design. The large bed from Deer Design dominates the space. A large headboard made of wood makes the bed the central focus of the room. The shiplap pattern on the ceiling is recreated in the headboard. This brings pattern and texture to the decor. The space behind the bed is turned into a small closet which is effectively hidden behind the headboard.
The comfortable grey bed covers and throw add softness to the industrial style. Hanging lamps further add to the industrial decor. The orange fabric cable adds a touch of color to the minimalist decor. Two other chairs and a barstool used as a side table are the only other furnishings in the room.
Dark Dream Bathroom
The stunning bathroom in this home remodeling is a study in simplicity and elegance. The minimalist interior design of the bathroom only adds to its comfortable feel. The grey patterned wall is the main focal point of the room. It brings texture and pattern to the minimal design.
A grey vanity and wall cabinet go well with the dark theme of the room. Wall-mounted lights, hanging lamps, and minimal fixtures further add to the industrial style of the room.
For those who enjoy decorating bathroom so that it will complement their artistic taste in art, one of the ways to do so would be Using Pattern Tiles. A large cupboard provides storage while the oak bench provides seating. The patterned tiles uplift the mood of the room. Floor-to-ceiling windows let in a lot of natural light and make the room look cheerful and bright.
Soft Industrial Home Office
The office was rebuilt from a rather small area with a shattered wall. The large window lets in a lot of sunlight. The window sill also doubles as a display shelf. Similarly, a small storage cabinet below the window doubles as a seating bench. A work desk, shelf, and cabinets are only other features of this small office. The office chairs and desk lamp are a nod to the industrial style of the room. The wall art adds some color and interest to the minimalist interior design.