Being a minimalist means that you buy quality things that you will used for many years and less is more. A minimalist home will not have curio cabinets of collectibles. Nor will they have STUFF on the coffee table. Now a minimalist home may feature a floral arrangement and a book that they are reading but that’s it.
A minimalist would say no to impulse buying and yes to practical home décor items that will last a long time. You would choose a dark color sofa rather than a light color one that would get soiled.
For your seating area you would also choose a timeless style. Upholstery would be practical with a thicker weave or a leather sofa and accent chairs would be ideal.
Here is a set that I created that will give you an idea of what I mean when I mention minimalist home décor for living room. In this room I feature two blue theme abstract pictures, a blue sofa, matching throw pillows, accent tables, lamps and bookcase. No area rug shown because it is not needed and is extra work.