Minimalism

Minimalist homes have soothing swathes of empty floor space and serene bare walls. Saying good-bye to all of that clutter and investing in just a few beautifully made pieces is enticing, to say the least. But simplifying too much can leave a space feeling cold and inhospitable. Here are four secrets to designing a clean-lined space that’s still infused with meaning and character.

Keep the foundation of your rooms simple and pure, curating every piece in your space with intent. Look for warmth, texture, and muted or dramatic rich tones. Let form and texture lead. Subtlety is timeless.

Take time to observe your daily rituals, taking note of how you interact with your space, the objects you use most and those you could potentially eliminate. Craft a space that’s functional as well as calm.

Minimalists may live with less, but that doesn’t mean forgoing the necessities. Carefully planned spaces can hold vast amounts of storage, freeing us from the weight of excess and allowing us room to contemplate.

Minimalism is a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.

Minimalists search for happiness not through things, but through life itself; thus, it’s up to you to determine what is necessary and what is superfluous in your life.

What Minimalism is really all about is reassessment of your priorities so that you can strip away the excess stuff – the possessions and ideas and relationships and activities – that don’t bring value to your life.