How to Design a Minimalist Living Room

If you want to design a minimalist living room, you may be working with a small room in which you’d like to give the impression of having more open space. Or maybe you’re working on purging your home of excess items for a more simplistic lifestyle. Whatever the reason, we’re excited to help you create a minimalist room for your home.

What Does Minimalism Mean in Interior Design?

In interior design, minimalism means your space is free of clutter so it feels open, breezy, and serene.

Furniture in this design style is characterized by:

  • Simple, clean lines
  • Functional, timeless design
  • Neutral colors

Décor Aid explains, “Think clean, modern lines, a tight edit, a concise color palette, and pared down silhouettes…” But how can you create a minimalist living room without it feeling sparse and boring? Keep reading to learn about our favorite warm, welcoming minimalist pieces sourced from local Bay Area furniture stores.

Minimalist Sofas in the Bay Area

You can visit our Sofa Creations showrooms in San Francisco and San Rafael to get inspiration for your minimalist interior design, or we can design a completely custom piece for your home. Here are some of our favorite understated sofas and sectionals:

  • Angela Sectional — This L-shaped sectional is the perfect mix of practical and comfortable with gently curving arm rests, narrow legs, and tufted cushions.
  • Ashbury Sofa — The Ashbury is a comforting, mid-century modern sofa with a high tufted back.
  • Belmont Sectional — Inspired by mid-century modern design, the Belmont has tufted back cushions, tapered legs, and a clean silhouette.
  • Clyde Sofa — We can't get enough of the Clyde’s modern lines, angled legs, and snug cushions.
  • Davis Chaise Sectional — We love the Davis Sectional’s plush cushions and square, wooden legs which feel comfortable and warm, and its traditional aesthetic blends well into any minimalist room.
  • Fillmore Sofa — The Fillmore has a beautiful wood frame with neat, rectangular cushions.
  • Jackson Sofa — The Jackson combines minimalist features with mid-century modern flair for an inviting look.
  • Ollini Chaise Sectional — This chunky, comfy sectional has subtle armrests and oversized back cushions for a blend of minimalism and warmth.
  • Ryan Sofa — The Ryan is inspired by minimalist, mid-century modern design with slightly angled armrests and gently tufted cushions.
  • Sage Sectional — This L-shaped sectional is simple, yet cozy with padded arm rests and soft cushions. The Sage’s narrow legs bring just the right amount of refinement to your room.

We personalize every sofa, sleeper, and sectional for each individual customer, so we can customize any of these pieces according to your preferred colors, dimensions, and style.

Keep reading to learn about some of our favorite local home goods stories that have even more designs you’ll love!

Where to Find Minimalist Furniture in the Bay Area

Whether you need to deck out your living room, bedroom, or another room in your home with minimalist pieces, we must recommend the following locally-sourced items:

  • Texas Pecan Coffee Table from Heath Ceramics in the Bay Area — This rectangular coffee table embodies minimalism with narrow, gray legs and a natural wood grain table top.
  • Brower Credenza from Heath Ceramics in the Bay Area — This oak credenza incorporates geometric shapes with its square doors and perfectly rounded legs for a simple, clean look.
  • Faux Belgian Linen Console from Anthem in San Francisco — With elegant, gold accents on the handles and feet, this console adds just a dash of glamor to your room.
  • Nesting Tables from Anyon Atelier in San Francisco — These nesting tables were built for a minimalist heaven to be easily moved out of the way when the moment calls for more space.
  • Black Walnut Stools from March in San Francisco — These handcrafted stools add an artistic flair to an understated room.

[H2] Where to Find Minimalist Accessories in the Bay Area

Need to decorate your room with a few more accessories and home goods? Check out our favorite minimal pieces from local Bay Area stores:

  • Kanto Magazine/Firewood Rack from Heath Ceramics in the Bay Area — True to a minimalist’s dream, this magazine or firewood rack is completely practical but also looks like art.
  • Natural Wood Serving Tray from Hudson Grace in San Francisco — The natural wood grain in this serving tray looks gorgeous in any room.
  • Geometric Tile Print from Hudson Grace in San Francisco — You’ll love the orderly geometric shapes in this black-and-white photo.
  • Slim Candlesticks from Anyon Atelier in San Francisco — These gold candlesticks bring a touch of color to your room without demanding attention.
  • Black Bottle Vases from March in San Francisco — These ceramic vases are pleasing to the eye filled with flowers or left to stand alone.

[H2] About Sofa Creations — California’s Custom-Made Furniture Company

We’ve been California’s most trusted family-run custom furniture company since 2010. We love working with clients like you to design the perfect custom-made sofa, sectional, or sleeper sofa for your home. Please contact us to learn more about our customization process, or visit us in San Francisco or San Rafael to see some of our favorite styles in person.

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