Who says minimalism isn’t charming?
A streamlined, uncluttered and sparse space can still be attractive and inviting with the right touches and a dash of creativity. A minimalist home doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be bare and sterile. In fact, strategic placements of complementing minimalist furniture can even bring out the beauty of each piece and make your whole home simply stand out.
So how do you make your home minimalist? Follow these steps:
One of the most attractive features of a minimalist space is its sense of tidiness and clutter-free look. Clutter adds stress in one’s life and may tend to distract you from your activities. A minimalist home is soothing and allows you to focus your space and your energy to what’s important.
To find out what you need to take and keep to make your house minimalist, you need to first clean your home and clear it from anything that you have no essential use for.
When you look at a minimalist home, you may think: “Where do they keep all their stuff?” The secret to a minimalist house is smart storage, which allows you to store your things out of sight. Get ottomans that double as storage boxes, or store your multimedia and entertainment devices on one wall that you can cover or camouflage as if they weren’t there.
Make it a commitment to keep only what is essential. Ask yourself: if you can live without it, then live without out. Strip the room down the bare minimum and add a few choice items from there.
Once you have your essentials on point, this allows you to focus all your energy and money on getting what you need and use often. In this case, a sturdy piece of hardwood table is better than a shabby ornate table and some knickknacks that will end up gathering dust.
To add interest and a touch of your personality into your space, add a few key accents like a tasteful piece of art on a bare wall or a simple clear vase on a coffee table. It is easy to see where you need to put the right accents when the house is clear of any distracting clutter.
Another trademark of minimalism is simplicity. Opt for plain walls instead of gaudy, flowery patterns. In the same vein, choose lines and blocks of color instead of dizzying patterns. If you do need to add vivid colors, you can do so by adding one solid color on a wall for an eye pop. Furthermore, you can use monochromatic color schemes to create a cohesive look to your room.
Once you have created the minimalist look you want, you can then go back to your space periodically to see if you have something non-essential and if you can simplify an area even more. Periodically editing your space allows you to look at your space in a new light and therefore make your house’s look fresher each time.
Not knowing where to start making your space minimalist? ShoppingStock offers a wide variety of minimalist furniture and accent pieces that can help you decide on the minimalist road that you want to go, whether it is futuristic, industrial, or Zen.
ShoppingStock also offers budget-friendly financing options so you can start filling your shopping cart without making a hole in your pocket.
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