How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life
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How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life

Minimalist Interior Design Deconstructed
4.3 (472 ratings)
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2,622 students enrolled
Created by Erikka Fogleman
Last updated 6/2020
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 4 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create a minimalist interior design plan for any room of their home.
  • Identify the main principles of minimalist interior design.
  • Apply successful decluttering techniques to their own home.
  • Understand what makes a great focal point for a room.
  • Understand how to use negative space as a design element.
  • Understand how to incorporate harmony and balance in their interior design.
  • Pen/pencil
  • Scratch paper

Do you want to learn how minimalist interior design can help to create mental clarity, calmness and increased productivity?
Do you want a home that is beautiful, stress-free, and easy to clean?
Do you love minimalist design but are worried that your room will look cold and bare, rather than stylishly pulled together?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I encourage to check out this course!  Minimalist interior design is a hot design trend right now, and for good reason.  In this course I will show you exactly why it's so popular today, but more importantly, I will help you translate this beautiful and chic design style into your own home.  By the end of this class, you will be able to:

  • Use 3 Easy Ways to Begin your Minimalist Journey Today!

  • Understand why Minimalism is such a Popular Design Trend   

  • Articulate the Main Principles of Minimalist Interior Design   

  • Utilize my Favorite Decluttering Techniques   

  • Effectively Deal with Favorite Collections and Sentimental Items   

  • Choose a Calming Color Scheme   

  • Create a Focal Point   

  • Use Negative Space as a Design Element   

  • Achieve Balance and Harmony in a Room

In this course, you will be encouraged to print out a template that will allow you to create your own minimalist interior design plan for a room of your home, via activities through which I will guide you throughout this course.

This is a great course for all levels of individuals who are interested in learning more about how to use minimalist interior design to improve their homes and their lives.

Join me for a journey into the beautiful world of minimalist interior design!


  • If you are interested in taking most or all of my courses, I have a recommended order in which to watch them (although it's certainly not required).  I would start with "How to Design a Room in 10 Easy Steps" because most of my other courses are in-depth classes of the concepts touched on in this 10 step class.  Following the 10 Step Course, I suggest moving on to "How to Use Color Like a Pro", followed by "How to Work with Interior Design Styles Like a Pro", then "How to Use Lighting Design to Transform your Home", and finally "Design is in the Details".  My other courses, "How to Use Minimalist Interior Design to Live your Best Life", "Use Eco-friendly, Sustainable Design to Improve Your Life", and "How to Design your Dream Kitchen" are all stand alone classes on specialty topics within interior design, and therefore, can be taken in any order.

  • Please be aware that this course, or any of my courses, is not intended to provide all of the knowledge needed to become a professional interior designer.  As with any professional field, there is a significant amount of education and/or experience that is needed to achieve competency in this field.  My intention with these courses is to provide some solid foundational knowledge to assist either those individuals interested in "DIY" interior design to work on their own projects more effectively, or to provide supplemental education to both interior design students and professionals.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anyone looking to create a simplified, cohesive interior design for their home
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 01:54:53
+ What is Minimalist Interior Design Anyway?
4 lectures 21:50

Minimalist can be a far cry for most of us who live in a maximalist world.  Is it worth it?  In this lecture, I'll explain why I think this design/life style is worth serious consideration.

Preview 05:45

Many people think that minimalist interior design is synonymous with contemporary interior design. Yes, they do have similarities, but minimalism is much broader and more inclusive than a single interior design style.  Learn why in this brief lecture.

Preview 02:39

In this lecture, I will share with you what characteristics/principles make minimalist interior design, well, minimalist interior design.

Main Principles of Minimalist Interior Design

This is a short, fun activity that will help you to practice what you've learned so far by providing you the opportunity to identify the various minimalist principles in 3 different interior designs.

Activity #1 - A Study of Minimalist Rooms - Can you Spot the Principles?
+ Let's Get Started: The Art of Decluttering
5 lectures 30:23

In this short lecture, I'll get you started on your minimalist interior design journey by sharing some important questions that you should ask yourself before you begin.

Start with the Vision: What Does Your Minimalist Home Look Like?

There are so many decluttering techniques available online today.  My goal is to help you narrow down those choices by sharing with you my and my client's tried and true techniques for decluttering your home.

My Favorite Decluttering Techniques for the Home

In this lecture, I will share with you my favorite approaches for how to effectively manage your collections and sentimental items, if a minimalist home is truly your goal.

How to Deal with your Favorite Collections, Sentimental, and Just in Case Items

In this easy to digest lecture, I'll talk about the importance, and more importantly, the methods, to ensure that everything in your home has its place.

Everything has its Place: Home Organization is Essential

In this lecture, I will get you started on completing your own minimalist interior design plan, which is the main activity in this course.

Activity #2 – Let's Begin Working on your own Minimalist Room
+ Now Let’s Design your Minimalist Dream Home!
9 lectures 44:23

In this lecture, I'll teach you how to create a calming, restful color scheme for your home.

Choose your Most Calming Interior Design Color Scheme

This is definitely one of the most important lectures of the course. . .determining your true furniture essentials is a key cornerstone for any minimalist design, and in this lecture, I will share with you exactly what each room should include to be perfectly functional.

Determine the True Furniture Essentials for Your Room

In this lecture, you will continue working on your minimalist interior design plan, specifically identifying your ideal color scheme and furniture essentials.

Activity #3 – Select your Color Scheme and True Essentials

In this lecture, learn how to create the ideal focal point for your room, a must have for any minimalist interior design.

Identify Your Room's Focal Point

Learn how to incorporate negative space into your interior design, another must have when it comes to designing the ideal minimalist space.

Include Some Negative Space in Your Interior Design

Continuing on with your design plan, you will identify the focal point and negative space for your room.

Activity #4 – Create your Focal Point and Negative Space

In this lecture, I'll help you to identify the ideal finishes and furnishings for your minimalist space, including flooring, wall art, lighting, window coverings, greenery and accessories.

Add the Finishing Touches to Your Minimalist Room

Do you feel that achieving harmony and balance is more difficult to achieve in a minimalist room?  Worry, no more!  In this lecture, I will break it all down for you so you, too, can do this on your own.

Achieving Perfect Harmony and Balance in Your Minimalist Room

In the final activity of the course, you will complete your minimalist design plan by making selections in the area of flooring, artwork, lighting, window coverings, greenery, and accessories.

Activity #5 – Complete your “Minimalist Interior Design Plan”
+ Conclusion
3 lectures 05:56
Final Conclusion: Thank you for Joining Me on this Minimalist Journey!

In one of the final lectures of this course, I'll share with you some of my favorite minimalist resources that can help you continue on your minimalist journey.

Additional Minimalist Resources
Bonus Lecture - Do You Love Interior Design?