There is a lot of talk about minimalist design, and many take the choice to remove the full width/full bleed straps, to make them take less space on the screen.
Now whilst this does mean the graphics take up less space, what you introduce - going against the minimalism goal - is introduce more visual clutter as you see the edges of boxes and rectangles on the screen.
Having all the elements contained into a cleaner space, achieves the simple effect on the eye.
Other questions to ask, are:
- What information is necessary to display at all times?
- What elements should be brought on as needed?
- How should elements be contained on-screen to avoid distractions?
- Do the elements animating on and off more often (to avoid "filling the screen" constantly) create a messy and busyness that wasn't there before?
- Does minimalism and simplicity get helped or hindered based on where elements are placed on screen. Bunched together in one area, or elements spaced out making each element clearer?