The minimalist trend comes from Scandinavian countries which advocate for a refined and symmetrical decoration while being chic and elegant. It’s about finding the right balance between the overload of objects that can smother a wedding decoration and the absolute simplicity, which means no decorative elements except dishes!
For those who do not want to show off and who are looking for a simple and efficient wedding decoration, read this article to receive some tips to create a successful minimalist wedding decor.
What can be dangerous about adopting the minimalist theme at your wedding is feeling like you have too much space or you get lost inside your reception room. This is why it is very important to define your wedding theme before choosing your reception venue so that it matches with your decorating style. It is also very useful to know in advance (more or less) the number of people you want to invite to your wedding.
Indeed, if you choose a 300 sqm room to accommodate 50 guests, , you may get this feeling of emptiness in the room In general, we consider to use 2sqm per person to both eat and dance comfortably in your reception room. If you plan to invite 50 guests at your wedding, make sure to choose a room of at least 100² which will be perfect for your minimalist theme.
The style of your reception venue must not be left to chance! Do you agree that a farmhouse better fits to a rustic wedding decor rather than a minimalist decor? Favor a place with neutral walls and floors that will not take over your table decoration. A castle can be just as suitable as a contemporary room, as long as walls are not covered with antique paintings! This could obscure your decoration.
The brightness of the room is just as important to bring clarity and to accentuate decorative elements on your reception tables. There is nothing better than natural light to highlight bright colors and minimalist styles.
We tend to think that minimalism is associated to cold colors such as black, white and grey. It is true that these colors are often used in Scandinavian interior designs as well as furniture with geometric lines that lighten the style of the room. However, this color panel can quickly cool down the atmosphere whereas this is not what we want the day of our wedding! We want to bring happiness and joy thanks to a warm and cosy decoration. This is why it is better to mix cold colors with warm and bright colors like beige, cream or taupe.
The minimalist style implies sorting out all your decorative elements and bring out strong pieces on your wedding table. Avoid accumulating several objects and mixing various colors to not overload your wedding table. Focus on essentials! You should wonder which objects are the key elements of you decor. Once you have determined objects that you want to showcase on your table, harmonize other elements that will make up your wedding table decoration.
Shapes of decorative items you choose are also important. Multiplying objects of different shapes could suffocate your wedding table. Bet on either rectangular or round lines to keep a clean look. Transparent vases and candlesticks such as glass or crystal will bring purity and create this desired minimalist style. Discover our collection of minimalist vases and candlesticks by clicking on this link.
Unlike the Vintage or Shabby Chic theme which multiplies the combination of furniture and decorative accessories, the minimalist style is meant to be simple and uncluttered. Let’s avoid pairing different styles of chairs and tables in order to keep consistency between the visual aspect of your reception room and your tables’ decoration.
The same goes for the exterior! We favor a clear and bright decoration that will bring out the beauty of the exterior of your reception area. Again, focusing on essentials is essential! When you have a beautiful exterior with greenery, it is not necessary to decorate it further. Dress it up with large white sofas so your guests can enjoy the setting, light colored cushions, candles and garlands to warm the atmosphere! However, do not forget to bet on quality to create a chic and elegant decoration. To create a pretty minimalist decor, it is better to have less objects but qualitative ones!
All said, you have all the cards in hand to make a pretty minimalist wedding decoration. Remember that your wedding theme and the number of guests should be determined before choosing your venue, and especially if you are choosing the minimalist theme as your wedding decor. The risk is to get lost in the reception room among tables and to cool down the atmosphere. Focus on the key elements of your decor that you want to showcase. The choice of colors and the style of objects must not be left to chance and should be consistent with your wedding venue’s style. Balance the color panel and choose a reception room that is bright enough to highlight your minimalist decoration.