Minimalist Living Room with plants

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Minimalist Living Room with plants
Clay Ring Wall Art, West Elm Hamilton Sofa, All Modern Coffee Table, RugsUSA Shag Rug

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This post has been updated since it’s original June 2021 publish date.

I am a huge fan of mixing organic shapes and materials with modern styles. And I believe one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is through bringing in simple minimalist styles with loads and loads of plants!

Plus, once a landscape architect, always a landscape architect – ha. I come by my love of plants in our home in a very organic way.

Living Room Themes

A living room theme sets the tone and personality of your space. It can be based on a numerous factors such as your personal style and interests, the use of the room or the overall aesthetic of your home.

You might also like my post about Inspiring Minimal Living Room Ideas.

Here are 7 popular living room themes –

  • Modern: Clean lines, neutral colors, and pops of bold color are key to a modern living room. Think sleek furniture, geometric patterns, and metallic accents.
  • Mid-century modern: This timeless style is all about comfort and functionality. Think rounded sofas, wood accents, and pops of color like orange and mustard yellow.
  • Scandinavian: Scandinavian style is all about light, airy, and cozy spaces. Think white walls, wood furniture, and natural textures like wool and linen.
  • Bohemian: Bohemian style is all about mixing and matching patterns, textures, and colors. Think vintage furniture, textiles, and plenty of plants.
  • Farmhouse: Farmhouse style is all about comfort and rustic charm. Think shiplap walls, distressed furniture, and cozy textiles.
  • Industrial: Industrial style is all about raw materials and exposed elements. Think concrete walls, metal furniture, and vintage lighting.
  • Eclectic: Eclectic style is all about mixing and matching different styles to create a unique look. Think bold colors, patterns, and textures.

Once you’ve chosen a theme, you can start to incorporate it into your living room decor by choosing a color palette that reflects your chosen theme. Then, select furniture and accessories that fit the style of your theme. And lastly, add personal touches to make the space your own.

Minimalist Bohemian Living Room Ideas

Bringing together minimalism and bohemian styles is my perfect combination. I love pairing simple styles with organic materials like lighter wood tones, camel colored leather and softer textiles.

And adding in all the plants definitely gives my spaces a more boho feel.

Keeping the furniture clean and simple nods to the minimalist style.

Modern Living Room

What is Minimalist Bohemian style?

The Minimalist Bohemian style is a relaxed style for everyday living. The palette of the room is more often neutral colors against a white background to help minimize visual noise and to allow the subtle touches of greenery to stand out.

For a minimalist boho room, you will rarely see dark colors. Light shades like white or cream help to make your home decor items stand out. Lighter wood furniture and fabrics help to tie in the more relaxed feel.

Combining elements of both minimalism and bohemian design, the minimalist bohemian interiors are a fun merging of two very different styles.

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Behr Bit of Sugar Living Room Paint

Creating a simple backdrop for my home really helped in giving my living room a minimalist feel. I used Bit of Sugar in our room to give it a fresh clean look.

You can read more in depth about my Interior Paint colors here.

Minimalist Coffee Table

I was so thrilled to setup this new coffee table. After using a hand-me-down round Farmhouse chic coffee table for years and years, it feels so lovely to have something a bit more clean looking now in our main living space.

And because the Burnes Storage Coffee Table is so minimalist in shape, it doesn’t feel overly busy with a backdrop of beautiful greenery! Behind our main sofa I have a hoya ‘kerri’, a black rubber plant, a ficus triangularis and then three different sized Fiddle Leaf Fig trees.

Sofa with plants

Look at how these beautiful ficus triangularis leaf pattern is against the simple white pot. Just breath-takingly simple and modern!

Ficus triangularis plant
Ficus triangularis variegated

Minimalist Side Table

Maybe my favorite piece in this modern minimalist living room is the Jessa Tray Table. With the architectural metal tripod base and a tray-style tabletop, this side table is perfect. It’s crafted from aluminum, making it sturdy, lightweight and easy to move around.

Minimalist side tables embrace simplicity and functionality, aiming for clean lines, uncluttered surfaces, and an overall understated presence.

Minimalist side table with plant

I don’t want to forget the new pillow I also got… because can you have too many throw pillows? I think not. This Jada Throw pillow has gorgeous texture and you can never go wrong with a black and white pattern.

Modern Side table

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What is a cozy minimalist?

A cozy minimalist describes someone who values both simplicity and comfort in their lifestyle. They appreciate clean lines, uncluttered spaces and intentional possessions, but they also prioritize warmth, inviting environments and experiences that bring joy.

As a style, cozy minimalism signifies an aesthetic that marries the best of minimalism and coziness. Imagine a space that’s free from clutter and unnecessary decor, yet exudes warmth and invites you to curl up with a good book. My goal would definitely fall into the cozy minimalist category and I’m always bringing an editing eye to my home decor.

A cozy minimalist living room is basically the best of both worlds – it combines the clean lines and uncluttered aesthetic of minimalism with the warm, inviting feeling of a cozy space. It’s a perfect balance of less is more, but with room for comfort and personality.

Sometimes modern homes can have a bit of a sterile feel, but look how bringing in plants immediately warms up the space.

Minimalist Room with plants

This all is very inline with author Myquillyn Smith’s Cozy Minimalist Home book. I looked back on my Amazon account and I purchased that book in November of 2018.

I think finding people and inspiration to help you create the home you want is so important and Myquillyn’s writes so elequently on this topic. Highly recommend her book, if designing in this style is something that is important to you as well.

Minimalist Decorative Accessories

And bringing in a few other minimalist decorative accessories like this set of three silicone tea light candle holders (I’m obsessed with their sage green color) and a small concrete coffee table tray really help to elevate the look and keep things looking cohesive.

Modern Sofa

Be sure to check out all of my other All Modern room update posts here on How to Plan out a Room Refresh.

Modern minimalist Living Room

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