Sometimes it can feel really overwhelming when tasked to declutter, organize, and minimize the belongings in your home. So overwhelming, in fact, that you may just end up binge watching House of Cards on Netflix and pretending like you didn’t even want to tidy in the first place (sure). Here is the guide and some ideas how to finally get it done.
Remove: Clean off all items from any areas where there’s space for them to sit (shelves, ledges, and tables).
Tidy: Organize all of the items into like piles so you can see what you have the most of. Decide what can stay and what should go.
Evaluate: With everything removed, critically assess how you use the space and arrange it in a way that makes the most sense for your needs. Then, decide where items will be returned to.
Restore: Return your lessened items to their new homes or their old ones. Then, breathe in and out, and relax.
One of the most important things is to choose your colour palette carefully! Minimalist homes tend to have lots of neutral tones, pale and soft colours and a similar colour palette throughout.
Colour has quite a big impact on our emotions. Colours tend to emphasize the feeling of space, openness and emphasize flow and continuity through the rooms.
Your eye and your mind aren’t confused with lots of different patterns and colours. If you’d like some inspiration, then Pinterest is a good place to get started.
Yet to emphasize you minimalist home you can definitely add some colour. Try the odd cushion, photo or picture for example, but not for walls, floors or big pieces of furniture.
When you think about Minimalism, remember to focus on what you’re going to gain, rather than what you’re giving up.
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