Interior design in a clean line

The concept of a clean line in interior design seems to be more interpretable than any other design style, so we see a great variety in this design style and even quite a few errors. There is a tendency to think that interior design in a clean line is merely the use of a color range of gray-black-white, furniture without handles and .. that's about it.


It is important to remember - clean design does not mean clean design - on the contrary. It has a lot of design and the emphasis is on dosage, minimalist details and harmony.

"Less is more" - clean line design Highlights



1. Clean form


If it is an extensive renovation that you are doing in the existing house or designing a new apartment from a contractor, make sure that the space is free of prominent elements. This means that the walls, furniture and other items will be "flattened" and will be arranged mostly on the same lines or plains.  


The human eye “loves” straight lines that converge (did anyone say perspective?). Another thing she "likes" is proportion, precise symmetry and correct asymmetry. A rebellious line that does not meet these conditions immediately feels like something unrelated, or unconnected.  


Proportions - "Low front  High "and" wide in front of narrow "

Design in a modern clean line, more than any other style is an architectural style.


The beauty in the design comes less from the ornaments and decorations and more from the relationships between the "different blocks". In the kitchen in the picture below - there is  Dark block  Of tall cabinets, then disconnected  "Block" the low cabinets. It is very reminiscent of the architecture of buildings.


The decorative twist comes through, the natural tendon-clad marble cladding, the wall-mounted light fixtures that have a less clean character and even reveal their electrical wiring and vegetation. If you are making a high element - try to design a low and wide enough element near it that will balance it. It can be on a two-dimensional level like a rectangle of a different color on the wall (as a cheap element), some cladding, or a three-dimensional element like  piece of furniture. 

Kitchen Interior Design

3. Negative Spice  

Want to maintain minimalism and design cleanliness? Make sure each item has enough "spice" around it but not too much. It also very much depends on your character and how much minimalism you are looking for. Or in short not to overload, to give each element its own appearance. 

4. Lighting


A very important element that must be carefully planned. Technical lighting such as spotlights, concealed light strips, etc. add prestige and warmth to the clean design. Try to spread a number of light fixtures in different locations in the space so as not to create clutter and clutter on the ceiling. Wall light fixtures, standing on the floor, hidden in plaster and hanging. Try not to create clutter and noise in the ceiling.  

The color of the bodies also has weight. A white color that flows with the ceiling will "swallow" the light fixtures and on the other hand other colors will create spot accents for the fixtures. It basically means  That even in the ceiling a dose should be created. Have you chosen one dominant body colored or black? Try to have at least a diameter of 5-6 square meters from which the other bodies will be delicate and covert. Do not compete with the "show" of the dominant body.  


Highly recommended at least in the living room, kitchen, dining area and hallway leading to the rooms to make smooth plaster in several layers (American putty). This section comes under lighting because when the lighting washes the smooth walls the result looks super clean and aesthetically pleasing. If the walls are curved and full of color bubbles and unclean plaster the lighting further highlights it with shading. If the budget does not allow adjust the lighting so that it will less wash the walls and more the center of the space and furniture.


5. Materiality


A clean design does not have to consist of white and gray paint only. It is possible and desirable to combine materials in a balanced and delicate way. Materials theory is something that requires a design eye, preliminary planning and even three-dimensional illustration in order to see combinations that are obtained correctly. Of course it all depends on what look you are aiming for - high-tech minimalist or cool urban with touches of color.


For a minimalist look, reduce the color palette to white, gray, black and everything in between. ).


Reduce the touches of color in very individual items in the space - let’s say a black and white image with some yellow stripe inside it.


For an urban look, you can bring more textures, color, even cool graphics, wood in warmer shades like oak and prints into the space.

6. Clean line in 2020


In recent years the clean line has progressed in less minimalist directions. The entry of Nordic, industrial and rustic design have created a line that is kind of in the middle when the base is very clean and pours into it points of interest and special items that are not the pinnacle of design cleanliness. It adds warmth and chic. Sometimes it's even hard to call it a clean and simple line using the term 'contemporary design'.