It can be very easy to fill your home with lots of items and clutter and things can quickly get out of control, leaving your home looking and feeling chaotic. When you lead a more minimalist and simple life and lifestyle you can then focus on other areas of your life, and possibly even on self-improvement. Achieving a balance within your home is necessary to achieve a minimalistic look. Achieving and maintaining a minimalist look and feel within your home may at first be challenging and time-consuming. However, after you have got rooms within your home under control, you will find that it takes no time at all to get that picture ready home. So, how can you ensure that your home feels how you want it to feel?
Action Needed To Achieve Minimalist Spaces
Hide The Clutter
Whether you live in a two-bedroom apartment or a detached suburban home clutter happens, and it happens quickly. Even if you live on your own you will still notice random piles of “stuff” building up quicker than you can get rid of it. The tip to keeping on top of clutter is to simply see it as an everyday task, and an everyday chore. Piles of clutter, stuff, and things need to be dealt with every day. If you dedicate a few minutes to sorting out new items that come into your home then you will quickly find that you will get into the routine of doing it without even noticing what you are doing. Ideally, you would spend around 15 minutes each day sorting through new clutter in your home. From the piles of recycling to the mail, you received in the morning. If you don’t take daily action to tidy up the clutter it will get on top of you, and before you know it your spaces will look dreadful. A clutter-free home provides you with a clutter-free mind, and ultimately this is what you should be aiming to achieve.
Stick To Neutral Colors And Tones
Louds colors can look lovely, but, in small spaces, they can look very overbearing and over the top. Dark small spaces can leave rooms feeling heavy and cluttered even if they are not. When you focus on lighter colors and tones you are focusing on lightening up, and brightening up any size room. Neutral walls are just the start, you also need to focus on the accessories that you are using. Neutral tones for accessories such as pillows and cushions can be found when you go to their store and you must remember that accessories matter. Excessive decorative items can quickly fill even the largest of spaces, so, you must remember to only include items that you enjoy, they spark a memory and that is personal to you. When you have statement pieces, or decorative pieces within a room your eye gets drawn to them and your focus gets switched, and this can be important for jazzing up a seemingly blank canvas.
Focus On The Lighting
Natural light matters and it can make a huge difference with regards to how a room looks and feels. If your spaces are not naturally full of light then you need to focus your attention on artificial lighting. When purchasing lighting for your spaces you need to think about what type of lights you want to incorporate. For example, layered lighting can help a space feel and look minimalist, as can built-in, or sunken lights. When making space feel and look more minimalistic it is also important that you focus on the type of light bulbs that you use. For example, warm white can make spaces feel warm and cozy, whereas daylight or bright white light bulbs can and will leave spaces feeling as close to the sky outside as possible. If you want to ensure rooms look clean, pristine, and minimalist then you would ideally want to focus more on incorporating and using daylight bulbs, simply because they are neutral and non-offensive. Daylight bulbs can usually be used in any light fittings, and they can help lighten up even the smallest and darkest of spaces.
No matter how small or big your space is being organized is important. When you have everything in place, and a place for everything you can then focus on creating and keeping rooms looking and feeling minimalistic. To organize spaces within your home it is wise to focus on clever and smart storage solutions. Spending time sourcing useful and versatile storage equipment will help you do your daily decluttering a lot quicker. If your home flows and you can utilize storage then you will get organized and stay organized. Being organized is a key element of a minimalist design. Only keeping what you need and what you use is also an important thing to remember. Quite often when you start the process of organizing your home and spaces within it you begin to realize just how much “stuff” you have that is no longer needed, or perhaps even no longer used.
Creating minimalist spaces will not happen overnight, it is a process that you need to embrace from start to finish. Before you jump into redesigning your home, and the spaces within it, it is wise to think about how you use your home, and how your home currently flows. A home that is fully functional on every level will be a home that is lived in. It is important to remember that a home does not need to be a cluttered home. To successfully achieve a minimalist you must focus on decluttering, organizing, and improving how one room flows at a time, do not try to tackle your whole home at once. It is also important to remember that to be able to maintain spaces you need everyone to be on board with your plans, visions, and ideas. If you live alone then you will not have to worry about this, but, if you live with others or your family you will need to ensure you are all working off the same page.