Minimalist Living: How to Create A Tranquil Home


The simple life is the good life. That is why the concept of minimalism – both as a lifestyle and as an aesthetic – have become all the rage in the last few years. The reason for this influx in minimalistic trend is not even due to a shift in cultural attitudes. Instead, it’s reverting. Before, production was often handmade, made in the country, and for many things, expensive. That’s why new clothes, furniture, and more were bought once and made to last. Today, things are more affordable, and production is at an all-time high. It’s almost difficult not to accumulate items.

That’s where minimalism comes in. It encourages living and focusing on what you actually love, instead of being buried by items. It means focusing on quality, rather than quantity, and it means giving yourself and your family space to breathe.

That’s why when you want a tranquil home, you should follow these top minimalist tips:

  1. Curate Your Closet

Clothes, in particular, are a huge culprit when it comes to cluttering your home (particularly your bedroom). While a spring clean is certainly in order, you should go further than that. In fact, separating your wardrobe into seasons can help you fall in love with your clothes all over again, and give you space in your closet. Curate your wardrobe this way, and put the other seasons in storage, and you’ll have room to see the clothes you have, be more inventive with styling, and even have space for a few more items.

  1. The Biggest Spring Clean

Once you’ve gone through your closet, it’s time to have the biggest spring clean your home has ever seen. Evaluate each and every item that you own, and decide whether you need it in your life, or if it’s just taking up a dark corner of your closet. Donate, recycle, or throw out these unneeded items to make way for things that actually matter to you.

  1. Store Seasonal Equipment

Not everything you use rarely, however, should be thrown out. Camping equipment, sporting equipment, and even memories should be stored alongside your seasonal wardrobes. That’s why you should rent out a storage facility near you. You should also aim for storage that is safe and secure, so if you’re looking for viable storage options, consider a self-storage facility rather than someone else’s garage.

  1. Brighten the Space

Once your home is clutter-free, it’s time to make it brighter. Paint the walls a light, neutral colour, get new bedding that equally brightens the space. The simpler, more solid your decorating, the larger your space will feel.

There are so many ways to make your home minimalistic. From design choices, but, most of all, to how you live in your space, you can completely reinvent your life. The only thing that you need to make sure that you do once your space has been reinvented, however, is that it stays clean. This means vacuuming, washing and more, so that not only does your home look clean, it keeps your mind uncluttered also.

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