Minimalist design has been gaining traction in the last few years, and for good reason. In both interior design and in decorating, minimalism offers simplicity in your home that will translate to your life. Light, airy and open spaces can provide a challenge to decorate and to achieve the balance between sparse and crowded. In order to match a modern and minimalist architectural style, keep the interior a minimalist style too.
One of the biggest benefits of living a minimalist lifestyle is the lack of clutter. With fewer items around the house, the stress that comes with messy counters or an unorganized bookshelf will no longer be your biggest concern. In a house designed for the design itself to be appreciated, it’s easier to not want to litter open surfaces with piles of papers and useless knick-knacks. Many people report they were living in a shadow of their stuff, as if the stuff itself was overtaking the home. Keeping things that may one day become useful seems like the practical answer, but bulging closets, full rooms and crowded spaces don’t create the most inviting of spaces.
Fewer items mean fewer distractions, and in a world full of distractions, that’s what many people need. Instead of every decoration you’ve ever come across, having a select few makes for a more curated look, as though each piece was picked specifically for the home, and has a purpose. The difference between that and a home with every possible decor thrown together is enormous, and will be an obvious difference with your guests. In practical terms, it makes the house much easier to clean and maintain its cleanliness. Organizing will be simple, and won’t ever get to the dead-end point of not knowing what to do with things because they don’t fall into a category. In the event of moving to a new house, packing up will not only be easier because you have fewer physical things, but because it’ll be organized already for you. Less items also means cheaper costs, if you take advantage of a professional moving company.
Life has enough distractions, which turn into stressors. Coming home to an unorganized and chaotic home shouldn’t be on the list of life stresses. Your possessions should bring you joy, as Marie Kondo taught the world in her world-famous book in 2014. By only holding on to what’s important to you, your house will be cleaner and you can start focusing on what matters. The money saved can go a number of places: buying higher-quality goods for your home, saving or experiences, like traveling. In a modern, minimalist home, it’s likely that the design is too unique and thought-out to be hidden under a mess.
Getting rid of excess will also help you realize what’s important, both in terms of possessions and values.
Living in a home that has been deliberately created, organized and decorated will make life simpler and easier. Let your house speak for you and for itself. A few important decorations bring more meaning to a room than dozens of meaningless trinkets. Being surrounded by things that mean something to you and your family will create a more meaningful home and a better place to live, instead of being bogged down by unnecessary clutter.