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Minimalist decor is very popular right now and when done right, it can look amazing. However, a lot of people find that it feels a bit cold and unwelcoming, especially when compared to rustic decor with lots of soft furnishings. When you have a lot of sleek metal surfaces and hard lines, spaces tend to feel quite clinical and you don’t get the relaxing atmosphere that you are looking for in your home. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be that way. If you change a few details and make a few additions, you can easily create minimalist decor that feels homely. Here’s how you can make minimalist decor feel cosier.

Add Some Curves
Minimalist decor is characterised by straight lines and hard edges, which is fine, but it can look a bit dull and it doesn’t create a very comfortable atmosphere. People often take it too far and remove anything resembling a curved edge from their home, but you don’t need to do that to create great minimalist decor. You can still create a design that leans heavily on hard edges but introduce some soft curves in certain areas. For example, when you are choosing a sofa in the living room, go for something with rounded edges. A circular coffee table is another simple way to break up the hard lines. You only need to introduce a few carefully selected pieces and it makes all the difference. 

Install A Fireplace
People tend to associate fireplaces with rustic decor, but they’re just as effective in a minimalist setting. You can find some of the most realistic flame effect electric fires, which can be installed into the wall, giving a sleek minimalist look. But the flame effect also creates a brilliant cosy feel to the room, so you get the best of both worlds. This is a great way to take a very cold room and instantly make it feel homely. 

Get Some Plants
Bringing nature into the room is another great way to soften the edges of your minimalist decor. That’s why plants are one of the most desirable changes in the living room. By putting a few plants around the place, you can add a burst of colour and introduce some more interesting shapes to offset the hard lines. Plants also clean the air in your home, which is an added bonus. 

Play Around With Light
Lighting is the best way to transform the aesthetic of a room in an instant. During the day, natural light makes the room feel nice and bright and welcoming. In the evenings, try not to rely too heavily on the main lights in your home. Instead, add lots of floor lamps to create low lighting instead. Go for bulbs with warm light rather than cool light too. By adjusting the lighting in your home, you can make it feel a lot more relaxing, even if the decor is very minimalist. 

Minimalist decor doesn’t have to be cold and drab. Just make these simple changes and it can be just as homely as rustic decor. 

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