The Muji aesthetic is based on minimalism in design and quality in living. This involves clearing your home from too much clutter but also achieving a sense of balance so that your homes do not appear too dull and empty.
Here are five tips on how to achieve that minimalist look while maintaining a clean and homely vibe to your home.
Include splashes of colour
Featured Laminates: RR2822T (Feminine Pink), EA311T (Mild Grey)
While the overall theme is more simple, you can add some personality into your space by using pastel colours for your furniture or wall paintings.
These colours add some life into an otherwise plain looking room. You can also add potted plants in the corners of the room to achieve a nature-inspired look.
However, with that being said, the Muji aesthetic is not complete without wood. Normally, almost all the furniture in the room will use the same smooth panes of light-coloured wood which creates a cleverly streamlined look.
The basic colours complement each other well and make the space look more spacious, cleaner and neater.
Let in natural light with large windows
Featured Laminate: RP0949T (White) & PG1178SM (Woodgrain)
Have a lot of sunlight stream into your house during the day with a wide window that spans across the room’s walls. The light will make your house appear brighter and more spacious.
It seems obvious but natural light also improves your vision and according to a study, it reveals that workers exposed to natural light reported a 51% reduction in eyestrain, 63% reduction of headaches and 56% reduction in drowsiness.
Natural light also helps to enhance the mood of your workspace. The presence of sunlight helps improve your mental health and has benefits on your morale throughout the day. With a sunny disposition, it will be easier to feel more motivated to complete your tasks.
Use a sliding door or room divider
Create the illusion of a larger space by splitting one big room into two. As BTO rooms get smaller and smaller, a stripped wooden divider is an easy way to make the flat appear more spacious and multifaceted.
The Muji lifestyle is also about maximising the space in a room and making clever storage spaces. This could mean making use of a platform bed to store things underneath or to create built-in shelves to help organise your items.
Decorate with unique furniture pieces
Laminate Featured: PJ1130SM
It doesn’t take something flashy or eye-catching to create a beautiful design. Imagine it as “accessorising” your room, where you can find unique pieces of furniture like lamps, ornaments or a structure to decorate your room.
Instead of buying new furniture, you can also consider applying laminates to change up the appearance of your existing furniture. With multiple designs and textures to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice!
Design your home with natural elements
Featured laminate: PG1499T⠀
As mentioned above, natural elements like wood are a staple for any Muji-lover. You can create a consistent looking space by using wood elements in all aspects of your design.
The neutral colour palette mainly comprises whites and browns, which is relaxing to look at and is perfect for those who enjoy lounging at home.
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Jennings Laminates offers a wide range of designs, colours and even textures for you to choose from. It is an affordable way to change up the look and feel of your home while also maximising the utility of your furniture by having a very easy to clean surface.
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