THE LOOK WE'RE LOVING LATELY: MODERN MINIMALIST
Not only is modern minimal design a popular approach to interior design and furniture, but it has also become a popular lifestyle for people who have adopted the "less is more" sentiment. Modern minimal design celebrates simplicity and openness with a focus on natural light, open floor plan layouts, clean lines and straight edges, and a basic color palette (think blacks, whites and grays). Excess, clutter and ornate details have no place in modern minimal design. Few things are "just for looks"; instead, every piece of furniture is functional rather than decorative. Besides being visually appealing, a modern minimalist home is linked to a number of health benefits including a reduction in stress levels and an increase in overall happiness.