This week we’re looking at monochrome interior design and how to incorporate it in your own home. This timeless style is popular for good reason. Not only is it easier to plan and buy for, it can also be easily adapted over time. That means it’s not only a great investment, but a more sustainable option too.
But what I really love most about monochrome is its simplicity. Using a stripped back colour palette can quickly create a contemporary, refined, minimalist space.
I don’t know about you, but with all the uncertainty and fear of these last few months, this is exactly the style that I’ve been craving most. A clean, minimal and cohesive space to help clear my mind.
There are so many ways to apply a bit of monochrome interior design to your own home. Here are some of my favourite examples.
Going Monochrome in the Living Spaces
The living room feels like the most natural place to start for this decorating scheme. Mostly because this part of the house is often home to a lot of ‘stuff’. So simplifying the colour scheme helps to reign in the visual clutter, resulting in a minimalist effect. It also allows you to play more with different tones and textures, for a more impactful finish.
If going all out on monochrome interior design feels like a bit much, try mixing in a colour. A nice tan, for example, adds some more earthiness and a that little extra warmth that most of us crave from the place we call home. Or you can use plants to add some greenery and homeliness to your space.
Monochrome Interior Design for the Bathroom
If there’s one room in the house that absolutely must feel clean, it’s the bathroom. After all, you can’t feel clean if you’re showering in a bathroom that feels like the opposite. And there’s not easier way to create a visually clean space than by using monochrome.
Take a look at some of these incredible bathroom spaces for monochrome interior design inspiration for the bathroom
A Monochrome Work Space
Finally, using a monochrome interior design palette in your home office can add a real sense of organisation and calm. Exactly what you want from your desk space. Use the stripped back feel to declutter your office and get back your focus with some of these monochrome home office ideas
Kamila Zawadzka Milligan is a digital content creator and strategist, studying Interior Design at KLC School of Design. She’s currently based in the 19th arrondissement of Paris with her husband and miniature dachshund. Find out more