Minimalist style is a dependable aesthetic to aim for in modern urban homes, but ideas may be limited to Scandinavian furnishings in a neutral palette. To ensure a bit of diversity in everyone’s minimalist decor, we took a look at the five most inspirational dining spaces that apply the minimalist aesthetic – and take it for a little walk off the beaten path.
The compact proportions of this dining corner are echoed in the narrow profiles of the furnishings and decorations adorning it. To preserve the sense of spaciousness, Space In Design selects a lightweight modern dining table topped with a glass surface and an accompaniment of six thinly-upholstered chairs framed with reflective metal. The dividing wall and adjacent shelving is similarly composed in simplistic style, but while the other elements of the space lean heavily towards simplicity, the central lighting fixture here is an intricate array of crystalline forms for luxurious punctuation.
Subdued in White
Surface R incorporates restaurant-style banquette seating to transform what was once a walkway into a compact dining space. To diminish the intrusion into the reduced walkway, the accompanying chairs are necessarily composed in minimalistic style – with white mould-injected plastic seats held up on legs of pine and simplistic metal webbing in black. The two separate planes of natural wood in the bench seating and adjacent wall exert additional Scandinavian influence onto the space, while beams painted white form the dividing wall and ceiling canopy, enveloping the arrangement and bolstering the simplistic decor with an air of sunlit elegance.
Nice Style Refurbishment uses minimalist lines to paint a picture of classical influence in this combined dining and living space. Simplistic moulded panelling line the wall and camouflage the nearby doorway – the distinctly modern cuts of wood taking after the traditional use of wainscoting to frame paintings hung on walls. A country-styled dining table and accompanying chairs create an ambiance of rural luxury in combination with the classical chandelier and the button-back upholstery in the adjacent seating lounge.
While countryside style may be ordinarily achieved with heavily-adorned furnishings in pastel shades, Nu Infinity demonstrates that minimalist furniture composed of wood can be called upon to create an assembly to seemingly transport a minimalist dining space to a rural setting. In a playful diversion from the expected neutral palette, lime green is used to evoke imagery of nature in the thin padding of the dining chairs.
Yong Studio achieves a decor balanced on a fine point between the lightweight aesthetics of a minimalist dining space, sombre shades of wood, and modern industrial influence in the prevalent use of metal frames in black. While the dining table is a robust slice of a tree trunk held up on thick square pipe legs, the accompanying chairs are kept as thin as possible to reduce the imposition on the the space’s central feature.