12 stunning minimalist living rooms to inspire you

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Create a minimalist living room with our expert advice and design ideas (Image credit: Alternative Flooring)

A minimalist living room can mean different things when it comes to living room design. To some, it's about a clean, uncluttered space with a simple colour palette, to others it signifies an interior where industrial style finishes and angular shapes prevail.

Although designing a minimalist living room can seem tricky when the 'less is more' concept doesn't always pair with the reality of home life, there are still some key design principles you can apply in order to create a calm, paired back space that encourages relaxation.

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Kirsty Barton

Kirsty has been working at Alternative Flooring for over 20 years. Her comprehensive experience across different areas of the business have been instrumental in shaping Alternative Flooring's brand identity. And now as a Brand Storytelling Manager, Kirsty is committed to the company's core pillars: people, product, and planet.

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Danielle Le Vaillant

Danielle is the creative mind behind the well-known clean visual style that is Cox & Cox and has spent her life immersed in the interiors industry.  Her natural passion for interior design and styling, coupled with her excellent eye for detail, make her an expert on knowing just how to pull an interior scheme together.

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Lena Gierasinska

Lena is Head of Product & Displays at Barker and Stonehouse and has worked at the business for over 8 years. She has more than 13 years’ industry experience working with brands in the interiors and retail sector.

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Stephany Aubrey

As a brand specialist for a furniture store, Stephany is perfectly placed to offer style tips and advice on all things related to interiors. From bed frames to mattresses and stylish accent chairs, she is committed to bringing happiness to the home.

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Debbie Leigh

Debbie is an expert in creating beautifully coordinated fabric collections that can be easily combined to create harmonious interior schemes. With more than 30 years of experience, she takes every design from conception right through to the finished textile - inspired by the latest trends and techniques from every continent.

Sarah Harley
Assistant Editor

Sarah is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Assistant Editor and joined the team in 2024. An established homes and interiors writer, Sarah has renovated and extended a number of properties, including a listing building and renovation project that featured on Grand Designs. Although she said she would never buy a listed property again, she has recently purchased a Grade II listed apartment. As it had already been professionally renovated, she has instead set her sights on tackling some changes to improve the building’s energy efficiency, as well as adding some personal touches to the interior.