Home should be the place that you always want go back and think less about. Home should be place that resides in your heart with greater purpose of living meaningfully. All things beautiful happen inside it , therefore it should have a soul. Ever since I have embarked on the journey of minimalism my life has become more content and even more purposeful with intention. In this blogpost , I would like to giveaway few tips as to why minimalism is the new normal and how it has changed me as a person.
1. Minimal Furniture...
A home with minimal and functional furniture is zen in many ways. For example , the living room where you spend lots of your personal time or family time should have minimal furniture. Avoid creating unnecessary surfaces by adding additional accents like console tables , side tables or standing lamps just for the sake of decor, instead keep anything that is absolutely functional and purposeful. For example , have an additional table if you have a space that walks into two geometric spaces like a kitchen and living area to use it as an additional rest over spot for your drinks or munching. Less number of surfaces lead to less or no clutter.
2. Accent Decor...
A home with no accents at all may be little boring even if you are a minimalist. Choose your accent decor very wisely to make your home look more spacious , For example create a light reflecting aesthetic by adding mirrors , glassware , white vases etc. I went for a very transparent pendant lights , linear chandelier and for art I have chosen line art and typography art to match my minimalistic aesthetic.It depends upon your taste in art , you can always go for abstract art , minimal sculptures etc. But again going overboard with accent decor will simply distract your idea from a minimal home.
3. Quality Over Quantity...
Instead of having lots and lots of stuff in the form of decor , A minimalist would chose few pieces that he/she loves and uses often. Keep it versatile , so that you can move these pieces around whenever you find the set up boring. Traditional Japanese style homes are the best examples for a minimal home. The spread here is more important when it comes to a minimal home and a minimal spread is possible with less quantity and more quality. The geometry of the house and the way it is arranged also speaks a lot for minimalist aesthetic.
4. Plain Patterns and Subdued Colors....
When it comes to Keeping the minimal aesthetic - patterns , textures and colors matter the most. One clumsy texture of a carpet could takeaway the minimalistic aura from your home. One wrong choice of color could make adrift from the calm that it holds for the entire space. Choose them wisely , I have chosen Scandinavian color theme for my home , which is a mixture a neutral color pattern and a little pop of color but not too much of one color pop that is spread across. Otherwise it would add a color block to every space in your home.
5. Go Natural With An Indoor Outdoor Aesthetic....
If you are a nature person , add more life into your home with live plants. It is an extremely meditating experience to coexist with nature inside your house. You may not have that experience with anything that is not breathing. You grow along with them and it is an abundance of experience living meaningfully & breathing freshness all the time. Even though it is a little bit of work and attention to these house plants it is worth for many reasons like constant air purification naturally inside your home. If possible go sustainable with everything you keep or use , avoid plastic as much as you can. I have chosen everything that is naturally perishable without polluting my home or the environment around me as much as possible.
And Finally I would like to add few words, Minimalism is a spectrum and it could mean different things to different people. This is just my idea of a minimal and sustainable home where me and my family can nest with peace , love , intention and simplicity.
I hope this blogpost can serve the purpose if you are looking to start your journey as a minimalist and have more time for greater things that your mind can streamline to achieve. Write back to me in the comments if you liked my idea of Minimal Home interiors.
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The Chic Iconic
This is Shrithi, founder of The Chic Iconic. I am a minimalist , aesthetic and a positivist by nature. Along side I am an optimist , I transfigure my ideas, thoughts and tips into beautiful fairy tale moments and blog posts.