We all want to have a home that’s free of clutter and mess. However, it’s often unavoidable for our things to pile up throughout the years. Before we know it, our house is messy and unorganized. Shifting to minimalism in home decor is definitely a great idea to have a fresh start at home.
Decorating a house with a minimalist style might seem easy, but it’s actually quite difficult to put together a simple yet stylish home. Here are some tips to have a home with a minimalist style:
The first step to a minimalist home is decluttering. Recycle, donate, or throw out old and broken things that keep your home looking unorganized and messy. Learn to let go of things that you don’t need anymore.
Of course, we all have things that we absolutely can’t let go, but make sure to keep those things hidden away. If you can’t let go of some of your things, it’s okay to just have the illusion that you have a minimalist home.
2. Quality over quantity
When it comes to choosing furniture and decor, make sure to choose quality over quantity. Choose only a few pieces but make sure that those pieces can play a major role in the design and overall feel of each room. It’s better to only have a few quality and timeless things and to make every piece count. Invest in things that are of quality.
3. Stick to neutrals
Stick to neutral colors that complement each other to have a calmer and more relaxing vibe that’s pleasing to the eye. You can choose one or two colors to highlight and add contrast to the room, but don’t add too many colors as your house may appear too busy. Add different hues instead to have a softer yet centralized design.
4. Focus on textures
Instead of using many different colors to decorate a room, layer in different textures instead. Contrasting textures add character to a room and will make your space look more stylish and interesting.
For example, you can put together touches of wood, concrete, weaved decor, etc. Experiment on different finishes to see what works. Just make sure not to go overboard and to have an element that ties each item together – for example, the color palette.
5. Add a touch of greenery
Adding plants and greenery to a room can make a room feel more alive. If a room looks too empty, placing plants at empty spots around the house can instantly add lush hues and unique textures. Plants also improve the oxygen circulation in a room and gives anyone who sees it a breath of fresh air.
6. Improve your lighting
Light adds so much positivity and peace to a home. Use windows to your advantage to let natural light in to highlight your centerpieces and home decor. Natural light gives your home a softer glow and adds a calm and relaxing effect. You can also improve your lighting to make your minimalist home decor shine even at night.
Start decorating your home like a minimalist today and make your home look stylish and clutter-free. Make sure to keep it simple but to add your own touch and personality as well. Keep it functional and stylish and you’ll surely love your home transformation!