Even though maximalist designs have been making headlines recently, we'll always have a soft spot in our hearts for chic, clean, simple, minimalist interior design spaces. The seemingly cold and sterile style can actually feel incredibly comfortable and lived in if you know how to balance textures and materials to create a warmer, more welcoming effect.
When it comes to decorating your home with a minimalist sensibility, it helps to know just where to shop. Thanks to minimalism's popularity and serious following, there's a myriad of design stores to source perfectly simple products from. Ahead, discover 10 of the best minimal décor brands. Each houses furniture and décor that are streamlined and sophisticated.
After you've read this list, you'll never want to shop anywhere else.
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AYTM offers luxury home décor based in Nordic traditions. Their products are sophisticated and sleek, yet completely eye-catching. The designs are created with an emphasis on contrasting materials and surfaces in neutral colors. For modern, minimalist Danish design, this is the place to shop. Find larger pieces of furniture as well as smaller details like lamps, mirrors, and pillows.
No list of simple, minimal décor brands would be complete without a mention of IKEA, the Scandinavian home goods outlet with a reputation for it's streamlined, affordable products. It offers furniture and smaller décor details for every room in the house, from the living room to the kitchen. Just don't let its association with first apartments and dorm rooms scare you off. There's a treasure trove of timeless designs found at this retailer.
With a mission to make the world less complicated, it's no surprise that Menu is one of the best minimal décor brands. The retailer features high-quality pieces with an unmistakable Scandinavian look. They focus on modern décor meant for everyday use that also happens to be visually stunning. Shop here for furniture, lighting, and home accessories.
MUJI is a veritable one-stop-shop of minimal products. You can shop everything from furniture and décor to travel essentials and clothing at the Japanese retailer. Of course, we're partial to their home décor products, which are decidedly minimal and often made with recyclable materials. The brand takes minimalism to the next level by avoiding waste when it comes to production and packaging. And, to the delight of staunch minimalists everywhere, they also have a no brand and no logo policy.
At Ferm Living, you'll find contemporary designs featuring luxe textures and rich colors. While some of the products are a bit more avant-garde, the retailer earns a spot on our list of minimal décor brands because of its Scandinavian tradition. Based in Copenhagen, the pieces are created from global artisans and maintain a sleek, modern look.
Don't be skeptical of H&M Home's décor just because it's cheap. The brand has proven to be a high-quality resource for home essentials. You can find simplistic bedding, sleek kitchenwares, and affordable pillow covers primed to stand the test of time. Although some of their pieces err on the side of trendy, many are steadfastly minimal. New collections seem to drop all of the time, so you'll never be without new interior design inspiration.
Based in Minneapolis, Blu Dot was founded by two architects and a sculptor in 1997. Since then, the brand has made a name for itself as a modern design retailer brimming with unique pieces (all designed and made in house) that won't cost you your life savings. Their products are sleek, elegant, and simple enough to work in just about any space.
Toronto-based Umbra creates modern designs that often fuse function and form. The brand prides itself on being original, modern, functional, and casual. You can shop for furniture as well as sophisticated accessories for every room. Products include everything from tables to trash cans, allowing you to source sleek pieces for every nook and cranny of your space.
Founded by Gabriel Hendifar and Jeremy Anderson, Apparatus Studio features stunningly sleek lighting in elegantly pared down designs. Although the brand is based in New York, they recently unveiled a Los Angeles design showroom where their striking pieces are on full display. The products are more like works of art than ordinary home décor, yet they maintain a simplistic quality that would fit into a minimal space.