Bare Essentials: The Power of Space in Minimalistic Web Designs

When things start cluttering up, it’s time to de-clutter them down to free enough space.

Sounds familiar? The most basic example of this can be found on gadgets such as laptops and smartphones. A notification will appear stating that you need to free enough space once you’ve reached the limit, in order to make way for more important and useful files for storing.

To take the example a notch higher, in today’s age, people seem to adapt the “less is more” mantra in social living. Try and take a look at a confined space of one’s studio unit and the space takes more than the house objects can fill it up. Also, today’s generation are so used to having objects that are “space savers.” Because really, one does not need to have too many clutters eating up precious space.

This philosophy is the minimalistic approach. It can be seen and felt in almost all art forms. And just like the saying “less is always more,” you can do away with less clutter and more space. Take a look at some of these web designs and let your imagination run wild.


Just like what the copy in the website said, the pun play of the words and the arrangement of the elements used are carefully crafted together to create meaningful impact. Imagine if this is cluttered with stuff, and it won’t have a meaningful effect.


Take a look at how the elements are carefully arranged in a linear manner, complementing the warm use of tones, which brings the overall appeal of the website to its simple, yet ultimate finish. Remember Leonardo Da Vinci when he says, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”


Of portraits and open-close space, the layout is crafted in a way reminiscent of the saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” And here, at least three pictures are shown. So that equates to almost three thousand words? Maybe yes.

What’s pleasing about the minimalistic art form approach is that with only a few elements that serve as the main standout of the theme, one can play with the given space, let the visual content tickle the imagination and allow it to bring about euphoric feelings and sensations. This is the ultimate effect of space: enough room for breeding art-laded meanings. So who says that too much space is bad?