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EIGHT WAYS TO HAVE A MINIMALIST HOME


Sometimes less means more, especially when it comes to interior design. Clean lines, simple colors and less clutter translates to peaceful environments, with less to take care of and worry about. Thankfully this is an easy, affordable and releasing process that can be done with just a few changes.

  1. Simple Colors. Studies show that certain colors can truly manipulate our environments. When there are too many tones in the same room, colors fail to have their impact. Gray and white tones are trending and naturally fit the minimalist palette because of their simplicity and calmness, but warmer tones – like a soft blue – can also have the same effect when used on their own.

  2. Minimal Accents. Throws and accent pillows might look cozy, but too many can add confusion and imbalance to a space. Stick to the essentials and only have one throw and perhaps one or two pillows of the same color; this keeps the color palette universal as well.

  3. Focus Elements. Even in a minimalist home, decorations are acceptable but only as integral focus points. Instead of having multiple pieces of art in each room, choose one meaningful piece and design the rest of the space around it.

  4. High-Functioning Storage. De-cluttering is a major part of minimalist design. By investing in good quality and stylish storage, you will have more reasons and an easier time putting items away.

  5. Quality Over Quantity. Since a minimalist home has less, take advantage of this and focus on purchasing items with lasting value. This will encourage you to take better care of what you do own.

  6. Take In and Take Out. Start creating good de-cluttering habits by establishing one golden rule: every time something new is brought into the home, take something else out. This might mean a piece of clothing, plate ware or that extra chair no one ever sits in.
  7. Embrace Space.Empty space is one of the most important parts of minimalist design. Leaving visual space around a focal point, like a beautiful sofa, serves to highlight the piece and amplify its presence.

  8. Vary Your Textures.Minimalist spaces with neutral tones can border on feeling cold. The way to remedy this is by incorporating different textures instead of colors. Examples of this include knitted throws, sheepskin rugs or beaded pillows; just a few of each makes a big difference.

 

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