30+ Clean Minimalist Spaces That Marie Kondo Would Approve Of
If you’ve been binge-watching Tidying Up With Marie Kondo on Netflix, this statement will ring more true than ever: sometimes, less is more. Minimal decor offers a clean slate for natural materials, light and unique architecture to really shine. If you’re looking to embrace a pared-back approach to decorating in 2019, we rounded up 30+ organized minimalist spaces that will inspire you to declutter your space, stat.
In this ski chalet’s principal bedroom, floor-to-ceiling white cedar built-ins keep the serene space clutter-free. Simple bedding and minimal accessories let the warm wood command all of the attention.
This high-impact bathroom proves that pared-back style doesn’t have to be boring. Glossy Bianco Lasa marble floors contrast beautifully with the black marble pedestal and single artful chair.
Architect Darcie Watson masters Scandi-style serenity in her principal bedroom. This cozy reading nook offers textural interest with tufted floor cushions.
This feature wall of panelling in a soft blue hue delivers a breezy vibe to the otherwise simple cottage ensuite. Even the homeowners’ cat approves!
In this understated family bathroom, designer Alison Milne kept the aesthetic tailored, yet trendy with a standalone tub, Carrara marble hexagonal tile and brass fixtures.
A faux grasscloth backsplash and flat-front cabinetry in the same color bring a seamless look to this monochromatic kitchen.
Designer Carrie McCarthy’s interior ethos is “less is more” — and her West Coast cabin is no exception. A clean-lined fireplace sits in between two minimally-dressed nooks in the living room.
To bring texture into this entryway, designer Sophie Burke mixed rugged bluestone tile with natural linen drapery. Playful wooden knobs are functional and fun and tie in with the natural materials.
A large picture window gives this dining area a treehouse-like atmosphere. A single, striking vase commands attention, while a blonde wood table and white chairs almost fade into the background. A graphic rug grounds the space.
This sparse bedroom has a serene feel thanks to a less-is-more approach to decorating. Light walls and floors give the eye plenty of places to rest.
Despite the pared-back style of this all-white great room, sweeping views of the West Coast forest outside speak volumes.
Designer and homeowner Deb Nelson handcrafted her dining table out of reclaimed wooden planks, bringing a natural element to this dining room. Dark Wishbone-style chairs offer definition to the airy space.
“The key to the bathroom — like the rest of the house, really — was to fit in a lot of stuff without it feeling cramped,” says designer Kenny Gemmill. Recessed shelves, a clean all-white palette and an arched glass shower do just that.
Shaker-style cabinets and subway tiles with white grout offer durability and ease in this charming country kitchen. A set of open wooden shelves with culinary necessities give the space a collected feel without making it feel cluttered.
This dramatic living room — complete with the artful chaise by Olivier Mourgue and a cold-rolled steel fireplace — is a master class in modern minimalism.
In actor Yannick Bisson’s stylish space, an industrial and wood staircase with a glass enclosure has subtle impact. “We designed it in a plainer, linear fashion, so we aren’t making any crazy statements here,” says designer Eric McClelland.
This crisp all-white bathroom is far from boring thanks to the woven-inspired marble floors, whitewashed wood panel walls and vintage apothecary bottles lining the spacious window.
To keep this bright and airy dining room from feeling too sparse, homeowners Arounna Khounnoraj and John Booth added large windows and folding doors for a steady stream of natural sunlight.
Pale woods, clean lines and minimalist decor make this bathroom feel like a peaceful oasis. A towering vase of cherry blossoms draws the eye up, while a blackened steel towel rack brings a sliver of contrast.
It’s all about the envelope in this serene principal bedroom. Geometric windows are unique and quirky, while radiant concrete flooring with glass chips adds a dash of sparkle. Lavender bedding, a sculptural floor lamp and large-scale piece of art are the only pieces of decor needed.
In this breezy vacation home in San Miguel, Mexico, a spacious sofa with ample throws and woven chairs mix traditional textures with modern design.
Attention to detail makes a big impact in minimalist spaces, like in this quaint corner by House & Home‘s Designer of the Year, Nam Dang-Mitchell. Impressive panelling, chevron floors and sculptural furniture eliminates the need for wall art.
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This monochrome bathroom proves that minimalism can still make a statement. Black trim around the glass shower pops against the crisp white walls.
This cozy cottage bedroom finds the perfect balance between pristine minimalism and lived-in comfort.
In this B.C. home’s guest bedroom, a low-slung sectional sofa bed, tiered coffee table and nature-inspired artwork compliment the rustic view outside.
Expansive views of the Whistler forest make this family home’s understated bathroom a covetable hideaway. The soaker tub is the perfect place to spend lazy Sunday mornings.
Rich blue hues — like the color-blocked bedspread and nautical painting — offer depth in this petite principal bedroom with slanted ceilings. A wall-mounted wooden box functions as a nightstand to free up floor space.
A vintage Danish dining set pops against the bright white walls of this spare eating area, while a George Nelson Bubble lamp’s artful design adds visual interest.
Exposed plumbing and a small utilitarian sink gives this pool house bathroom country charm. A sleek open shelf holds just the necessities.
In this minimal entryway, Alvar Aalto’s sunken bentwood Paimio armchair topped with a textured throw adds visual interest. A coat of moss green paint gives the unembellished staircase a subtle hit of personality.
Two matching white towels contrast beautifully with the rich wood stool and platter hanging on the wall. This styled bathroom corner is simplicity at its finest.