We’ve all been there – caught up in the frenetic, relentless pace of urban life. With bills, looming work deadlines and an ever-evolving to-do list, it can be challenging to keep your house in tip-top order when all you want to do is rest. However, cluttered environments are often linked to higher levels of stress, and nothing could impact your overall well-being more than to come home to additional chaos that doesn’t allow you to fully disconnect and recharge.
Cultivate a mindful lifestyle with Commune’s suggested airy ash colour palette and furnishings. Not only is the pared-down colour palette and modern minimalist style timeless, it’s connected to mindfulness and paying closer attention to your surroundings.
Take a deep breath as you delve into these minimalist furnishing ideas that’ll bring simplicity and zen into your home in no time, turning it into a relaxing and elegant sanctuary that helps you find quiet and reflective moments. This shade is anything but dull, and the perfect primary colour in an otherwise white or neutral space since it feels soft and barely there, while still being saturated enough to make an impact and elevate a space. This ash shade of grey crosses multiple design styles — global, coastal, modern — while pairing well with other subdued colours to create harmony for your interiors.
Mindful Living, Mindful Interiors
In line with creating soothing interiors, it is crucial to select the right artwork that elegantly captures and expresses the essence of the subject or landscape, without over-embellishments. Look for paintings which use the idea of abstract simplicity and which focus on achieving a feeling of purity, sincerity and clarity. As David Lussier once expressed, “By painting a thing as simply as possible, you can get to the spirit of it, and then subject and artist reveal themselves to each other.” Such paintings are versatile enough to be beautiful in a living room, dining room, or even bedroom, especially if the colours used look soft and rich without overtaking the room, such as the painting below that Commune has selected.
Secondly, the sofa is often the bulkiest item that commands attention in the living room, as it is an item that the eye immediately goes to, and it could make or break your living room. Getting Commune’s Simonera 2-seater sofa in light grey with contrasting blue cushions ensures you are choosing a centerpiece that isn’t too heavy or drab, while the colour offers an interesting evolution over the day: looking cooler earlier in the day and a bit more moody at night. Its deep seat style, simple silhouette with low arms, back rests, generously padded back cushions and plush removable cushions also provide the ultimate comfort.
Modern Minimalist: Less is More
Surprisingly, these ash grey colours can also work best when used as bright pops in a mostly dark room, to provide a calm and formal atmosphere. While muted at first glance, when paired with dark woods, the colour comes off as energetic and vibrant, offering a combination of summer warmth and country cool. Pair with soft knit poufs that conjure up the feeling of winter time, dark stained woods and even geometric accents for contrast, so as to bring out the soft depths of this shade of ash grey.
1. Minimalist Snow Artwork - $1,399.00 (Sales Price: $979.30)
2. Geometric Lamp in Black - $399.00 (Sales Price: $199.50)
3. Medanos Rug in Grey - $579.00 (Sales Price: $405.30)
4. Crimson Mirror - $199.00 (Sales Price: $159.20)
5. Grey Geometric Porcelain Vase - $29.00 (Sales Price: $27.55)
6. Simonera 2-seater Sofa with Chaise - $1,999.00 (Sales Price: $1,799.10)
7. Linear Coffee Table - $999.00 (Sales Price: $799.20)
8. Oslo Round Pouf in Grey - $199.00 (Sales Price: $189.05)
9. Cushion - $49.90
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