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Minimalism is growing in popularity both as an aesthetic and a lifestyle. If you browse interior design trends online or flip through popular magazines, you’re bound to see bright airy rooms with minimal decor and shades of white, cream, and gray. If you’re thinking about trying this out in your own home, there are a few important questions you’ll want to ask yourself. Finding true motivation to embrace minimalism can help homeowners nail the look in their homes.
Are you out of storage space?
If you feel like your closets are bursting at the seams and you’re constantly frustrated about a lack of storage, minimalism could help, but know that it might feel like a leap. Whether you’re going for lifestyle, design, or both, you’ll likely need to do some major clean-outs of your storage areas to ensure that you’re only holding on to the things you truly want to keep. Minimalism can help you narrow it down and revamp your storage so it feels like you have much more room.
Are you surrounded by clutter?
How long do your surfaces stay clean of stuff? For many of us, things pile up on our counters, desks, end tables, you name it. If you’re feeling surrounded by clutter and it’s making your home feel stressful, minimalism can offer a powerful change of pace. Rather than walking into your home and seeing distractions and to-dos, you can walk into a space that feels clean and bright. Take note of the things that tend to pile up and think about which ones you actually need. From there, you can design the organizational systems to keep them out of sight.
Is it difficult to clean?
Sometimes it feels like you just can’t get that deep-clean feel in your home. Often, this is because there’s simply too much stuff. If you’re cleaning around things, it might be time for a change. Minimalism helps to clear the slate. By having less in your rooms, you’re better able to bring in that sense of freshness.
Are you craving more calm?
Finally, one of the best motivators to adopt minimalism principles in your home is the feeling of calm that it brings. We all need a place where we can relax and decompress. By striving for minimalism in your home, even if it’s just in one room, you can create a sanctuary space that promotes rest and relaxation. As you work on making the changes, keep this goal in mind so that you arrive at an end result you’re happy with.
Do you incorporate minimalist design elements in your home? What is your motivation for doing so? I’d love to hear your thoughts!