As we all look for new ways to find more space, or to give the appearance of more space, in our homes; there is always the option of clearing away the existing clutter. Little by little, it sneaks up on us and suddenly we have too much stuff and no place to put it. Clearing it away is a difficult challenge, so to inspire you, here are four examples of home projects where the lack of clutter helps define the character of the home.
This project, camille, by meur, makes good use of each space (the next floor up is partially finished) while leaving plenty of room for freely flowing circulation. The view above shows how small splashes of color can lead the eyes through a space, making it appear even bigger.
Too many colors in a small space can create a cluttered feeling too. Combining a dominant black and white palette with the warmth of wood and just a few plants helps monochrome make a bold statement in the project 2015.
The novel, complex shape of aliceC’s project Avec vue sur la Mer… makes each piece of furniture or built-in feature stand out. The home itself demands the majority of attention, so furnishings have been carefully and elegantly blended to complement the rooms.
STEPHANE01 has resisted the temptation to fill this large home and property with everything possible. The result is that CARON ENJOY LEPREUX VOLUMES OPTIMISES is a much more beautiful and enjoyable home. My favorite part is the slight twist in the position of the ‘L’-shaped couch. It adds a dash of spontaneity and helps join two large areas at the same time.
It’s your turn!