8 Cozy Minimalist Decor Ideas

I love the way I feel in a home with simple cozy decor.  You don’t need a lot of stuff to make your home feel warm and cozy.  Here are 8 cozy minimalist decor ideas.

8 Cozy Minimalist Decor Ideas

Decorating isn’t always easy! Especially for someone who is trying to be more minimal. 

It feels like adding decorations to your house is doing the opposite of what you are trying to accomplish.

So I am here to share 8 cozy minimalist decor ideas that help bring life and light into your house without bringing a bunch of knick-knacks.

I feel torn because I want to be minimal, but I also like to feel cozy so to me the perfect balance is a cozy minimalist.  You have everything that makes you comfy and cozy without all of the junk. 


Minimalist Decor = REMOVE

First, remove extra shelves or furniture pieces that serve no purpose.  This will make your home look clutter-free and larger.  I try to avoid anything that attracts clutter.

We were able to eliminate 2 extra shelves from our cabinet and guess what? that is 2 extra places I don’t have to put things on.  This room now looks a lot larger and it is easier to decorate with less!

Try hanging your TV.  We finally did this and now we have a lot of extra room in our living room and we don’t have to dust a TV stand.

Sometimes we forget to declutter furniture.  Have a look around your rooms and see if there are too many pieces of furniture.  Especially anything that is not needed or used often.



Get some real plants!  There are so many different types of indoor plants and most of them are very easy to take care of.  I always thought all plants needed a lot of light and care, but turns out some of them don’t need much attention or light at all.

Plants bring in the fresh air and they make any room much more colorful and alive.  Before buying plants analyze your home.  Figure out where you want to put a plant then go shop for that exact plant location.

There is a very good reason for this!  Some plants are very temperamental and need to be in a certain environment.  By shopping for the exact plant location in your home you will have greater success with that plant living.

I personally look for plants that don’t need a lot of light or water and are super hearty.  Really anything that can live with little to no attention.


TEXTURE Makes it Cozy and Minimalist!

Baskets and boxes made out of natural fibers will bring texture into your home.  Anything with texture makes a room feel more sophisticated and rich.  Also, a basket or box can keep unsightly things put away so your house looks clean and tidy.

We have a basket by our backdoor that holds my purse and keys.  This is a great way to stay organized and always know where your things are too.



Pillows with pillow covers are a great way to update a space very easily.  This way when you get sick of your pink theme you can trade them in for a different accent color without having to change your entire room.

Pillow covers opposed to actual pillows save so much space and money.  Making pillow covers is extremely easy or Ikea has some great affordable options.  I always pick pillow covers instead of actual pillows to switch seasonally or as my taste changes.  This way I am saving money and space.

Having a neutral room with accent colors saves money when you decide to make a change.



A simple throw blanket can really dress a room up!  Drape it over a couch or an old chair and the whole room looks nicer.  Plus a throw blanket comes in handy when you are getting cozy in the winter.



Mirrors make every room double in size, if you don’t believe me, try it.  You won’t want to take the mirror down!  As soon as a mirror goes up in a room, it is hard to imagine the room without it.

Because the mirror is reflecting inside and outside light it makes every room so much brighter and larger.  Who doesn’t want their house to look brighter and larger? 

Since mirrors are reflecting all the stuff in your home make sure you are as clutter-free as possible.  If not it might look as though you have twice as much stuff as you actually do!



Now most minimalists would say paint your house white, and I agree white is a great color that goes with everything, but I like statement walls. 

Paint is such a personal choice, I say go with what makes you happy.

I personally like grays, whites, and statement blues.  The worst thing you can do in life is being afraid of paint. 

Don’t keep something a certain color because someone might not like it, just try out what you are imagining and if you don’t like it change it.

Painting a wall a bright color can also add a lot of personal style to your home without a lot of clutter.



I like the look of candles and twinkle lights to make my house look cozy at night.  Whether it is fake candles or real candles, the warm glow from a candle can make your home feel very cozy. 

Since we don’t light a fire in our fireplace I have added some twinkle lights that give a similar effect.   

I have just made sure that the lighting is yellow rather than white.  The yellow light gives off a warm feeling and the white light gives off a Dr.’s office feel.


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I hope some of these tips were helpful.  Let me know in the comments, What are your minimalist decor tips?

Happy Decorating!


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3 thoughts on “8 Cozy Minimalist Decor Ideas”

  1. I agree so much with what you wrote about the paint. I always hated white walls and their dulness.
    I think that being minimal doesn’t mean keeping everything so sterile. It means having less but having things you enjoy and more room for them. I think we should always make our statements and what makes us happy and feeling cozy in our homes!

    1. SHANNON

      I love to add color, it really changes a space.

  2. Yellowish twinkle lights. Brilliant. Now I know what to do with my fireplace. (We don’t use ours either!)
    Thanks for a lot of encouragement to declutter and add warmth.

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