Minimalism is all the rage these days. A quick Google search for “minimalist lifestyle” and “minimalist wardrobe” will give you hundreds of results. It seems like everyone is on a quest to simplify their lives. If you are interested in having a minimalist design for your home but are unsure of how to start, here are a few simple steps you can start with:
Sleek Lines and Shapes
When it comes to minimalism, you want the size and shape of your furniture and appliances to be as simple and sleek as possible as well. Opt for furniture that doesn’t have a lot of intricate detail, and appliance that feature smooth,flowing surfaces. These high quality stone resin sinks by Badeloft are the perfect example of minimalist design, with their sleek, modern lines and smooth polished surfaces.
Installing a standalone sink in your bathroom or kitchen can instantly give it a sophisticated new look. If you have the luxury of space in your bathroom, you can even spring for one of these freestanding bathtubs by Badeloft. They are made from the same high quality stone resin as their sinks, and are impressively durable and long-lasting without the hefty price tag.
Solid, Neutral Colors
Minimalist design doesn’t involve a lot of bright, loud colors. Instead, it makes use of solid neutrals like black, white, gray and beige. If a black and white design seems too stark and harsh for you, you can soften the look by going for softer neutrals like dove gray, taupe and warm mocha. The point is to keep it simple and understated.
Steer clear from overly bright colors like yellow and green, and definitely don’t incorporate too many patterns. While these can look beautiful in your home,they don’t fit in with the minimalist design you’re going for. If you absolutely must have some color in your home, consider adding an accent color like blush or light blue to go with your neutral grays and be iges.
Declutter Your Home
Clutter and mess has absolutely no place in a minimalist home. As we approach the new year, now is the perfect time to begin decluttering your home. This can be quite an overwhelming project, especially if you haven’t done any deep cleaning in a while. You may have several years’ worth of accumulated junk and clutter.
Make the process easier by tackling one room at a time. Put any items that are no longer useful or wanted in two separate piles: one for items that can be donated or sold at a garage sale, and one for items that are beyond salvaging and must be thrown out in the trash. Try not to be too sentimental when clearing out clutter; if an item is completely useless and the only reason you’re holding onto it is because you “might need it someday,” it has no place in your home and should be donated or thrown out. Be ruthless and you will soon enjoy a cleaner,brighter, clutter-free home. At the end of the day, minimalist design isn’t as intimidating as it might sound. The key is to keep it simple and as understated as possible. Try these tips out and you could completely transform the look of your home in just a few simple steps.