Furnishing in a minimal way does not mean doing it in a boring way!
April 24, 2020
Today we want to dispel the belief that furnishing in a minimal way means furnishing in a flat and boring way.
How many times you will have read articles and seen images that have as a common thread the minimal, and you will have thought that those environments were devoid of personality, like coming out of a magazine and suitable only to be photographed, not lived.
Furnishing in a minimal way may seem simple, but like all simple things, if done well they are the most complex.
Skillfully calibrating the components of an environment in order to enhance the simplicity of lines, colors, solids and voids, without resorting to artifice, is actually much more complex than it seems.
First of all furnishing in a minimal way does not mean using only cold colors, black and white, and sometimes gray, which used exclusively risk flattening the shapes and making your environment boring.
In this article we will also dispel this myth, you can furnish minimal even in a colorful way, with warm colors well balanced and used with style.
The choice of how to furnish in a minimal way depends on a matter of taste.
Those who choose to have a house with a linear and clean furniture, often want to create a tidy environment, with few furnishings but well positioned.
He wants to avoid the chaotic effect of those houses full of furniture or knick-knacks, privileging order and cleanliness, which must also be clearly found in the design lines of the furniture.
The design of Plinio has always been characterized by essential and minimal lines, for the structures in solid oak shaped by our craftsmen designed to be light even to the eye.
Thanks to this attention, even furniture that could be heavy by definition, such as a four-poster bed, become light in turn.
Just look at our Ballerino , who draws in space with thin oak lines the canopy of the beds once, but as a stylized sketch, makes it minimal and thin.
The choice of a minimal furniture means first of all a good management of space.
Avoid having too much furniture in the house, knowing how to choose the necessary ones and where to put them.
Choosing versatile and transformable pieces, which can be transformed if necessary to be used in another way, allows you to reduce the furniture you have at home.
With just one piece of furniture you can solve more needs.
Today we want to talk about a sofa, which is not just a sofa, our Day Bed
Designed over 20 years ago, it is the minimal and linear sofa par excellence of the Plinio collection.
The structure in solid oak is clean and essential, with thin legs that support the seat, which can be used with or without side armrests, also in wood.
Day Bed is a sofa that you can use by day, without being afraid to fall asleep on!
Available in two sizes, 172 cm and 212 cm, it is the sofa that becomes a single bed, with a single gesture. Just move the pillow that is leaning against the back and you can use it as a bed, even for guests.
The versatility of the Day Bed, however, does not end here.
The wooden back and the sides can be moved whenever you want, thanks to a practical brass screwdriver, like the screws themselves turned by hand.
Here are the many forms born from the Day Bed, there are those who use it as chaise longue, disassembling a side, or as bench removing the back, or who still loves the essential line and use it only with the back, without side sides.
In a single piece of design, multiple uses that allow you to use less space without having to give up the comfort of an extra bed.
As we said furnishing in a minimal way, it means choice of lines, management of spaces and finally choice of colors.
The idea that only cold colors, especially black and white are minimal, is not true.
You can also decorate with warm colors, always keeping the tones calibrated to each other, and when you choose the contrasts, make sure that they are harmonious with each other.
The oak essence, in fact, lends itself both to a decor oriented on cold tones, and warm ones.
Polished with water, it maintains the light color of natural oak, which goes well with cold colors such as gray, cerulean, blue, green. However, oak wood can also be heated with polishing through cooked linseed oil, and obtain the warm finishes of Florentine and brown.
You will be able to match the green, the brick, the dove, the reds that will be heated by the pigment of the wood polishing.
The oxide, finally, is a versatile color, because it can well match with both cold and warm colors.
The violets, the lilacs, the pink cool in contrast with the dark color, on the contrary, combining the cream, yellow and red colors, it warms up and takes depth and thickness.
Read more about our Day Bed ! Find out how you can use it every day differently.