The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Minimalistic Home

26 November 2019


If you want your home to look modern, spacious and tranquil then you need to make sure that you focus on being minimalistic. If you are able to pull this off, then your home will look better and you may even feel as though it’s cosier too.

One room at a Time

The first thing that you need to do is choose a room. It can be very difficult to simplify an entire home at once. When you have dealt with one room you can then use this to inspire you for the next room, and so forth. This will give you a good starting point and it will also help you to really solidify what you’re looking for.


Furniture

The next point of focus should be the furniture. This will quite possibly be the biggest thing in the room, so you have to make sure that you’re extra diligent here. The fewer pieces you have, the better. If you want to help yourself here, then you need to think about which pieces can be eliminated without compromising comfort.

 When you have done this, you then need to make sure that you have the right type of furniture. Simple furniture that is plain with subdued colours will really work in your favour here. Think about solid wood, glass or anything that isn’t too busy. When you do, you will soon find that this sets the pace for the rest of the room. By stripping everything down to the essentials, you can then begin to add items without cluttering up the room.


Clear the Floor

You shouldn’t have any items on the floor, other than the furniture. Nothing should clutter the floor at all, so get rid of anything that is stacked or dumped. If you’re not quite sure what to do with your items then consider donating items, or even throwing them in the bin. If you are unable to do this then you can invest in some storage solutions. When you do, you have to make sure that they are stored out of sight so that you don’t end up with too many items lying around. If you do need to dispose of some items, then look into cheaper bin hire.

Surfaces

The next step would be for you to clear anything that has a flat surface. Don’t have anything on your coffee table, mantle or anything else of the sort. When you have done this, go back and add one or two items back. Choose items that look the best, or add personality. For example, a red bowl of potpourri would look better than a set of plain cream candles as it’s more of a statement piece.


Clear the Walls

If you are one of those people who hang all kinds of pictures on their walls then it may be time for you to stop doing this. Clear your walls and limit yourself to having one or two simple pieces of nice artwork instead. When you do, you will soon find that you are able to create that minimalistic look. Remember that one nice piece of art will look way better than 10 different pieces of cheap artwork.

Store Stuff out of Sight

As mentioned above, you need to make sure that everything is stored out of sight as much as possible. If you have drawers or cabinets then you need to clear them out. Sure, if you have a bookshelf then don’t be afraid to put a few books on there, but don’t add anything more than that. Don’t add DVDs, CDs or clutter. If you do, then you will be detracting from the overall purpose of the furniture and this is the last thing that you need.


Declutter

If you are clearing stuff off the floor and off the cabinets and then stuffing it into drawers, then this won’t be doing you any favours at all. You have to make sure that you de-clutter your storage areas too. You can easily do this at a later date, but remember that you will never have a minimalistic home if you don’t clear out your property.


Simple Decorations


Simple decorations can easily be decorative accents for a minimalistic home. If you want to decorate your room then you need to make sure that you have a small potted plant or even a vase of flowers. This will help you to make a statement without crowding your room. Of course, if you want to decorate your room a little more then consider having a diffuser. This will add to the overall colour of the room and it will also help to draw the eye and emphasise your statement pieces.


Window Treatments

Try and opt for plain window treatments as much as possible. Simple solid colours or even wooden blinds are always a fantastic option. If you have too many ornate items, then you may end up with far too much clutter and this is the last thing that you need when you are trying to make your room more minimalist.


Plain Patterns

Plain patterns are certainly the way to go if you want your home to feel calm and minimalistic. Solid colours are also ideal but try and avoid busy patterns if you can. This involves flowers and checkers too. The main reason for this is because it will be seen as being visual clutter and this is the last thing that you need.


Subdued Colour


Subdued colours are ideal if you want your home to feel more minimalistic. If you want to bring out the personality of the room with a minimalistic colour, then you may want to add a single room with a bolder colour. You do however want to make sure that you stick with the theme here, so consider blues, tans, greens or even browns.

So, creating a minimalistic room doesn’t need to be difficult and when you follow the above tips, you will soon find that it’s easier than ever for you to get it done on a budget.
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