Minimalistic modern way of home decor

By Rosangely Gómez

In the past few years there’s been a lot of talk about the minimalist lifestyle. Minimalism is all  about living with less. Their mantra is, less is more and it goes way beyond the aesthetic look of it. Even though it applies to many aspects of our lives, our homes are usually the place where we store stuff the most. 

But, how can one go to a decor store and not want to walk out with everything?! Minimalism requires discipline. At the end, its benefits can be invested in other aspects of our lives that need it more. With that said, here are some tips to keeping your home decor as minimalist as possible:

Declutter

This is a famous term used by minimalist and rightly so. The first step to approach a minimalist home decor is to evaluate what one has. If there is something that is barely used, eliminate it. Elimination does not always mean throw it in the trash. One of the main goals of minimalists is to be more eco-friendly. Without buying so much stuff, less trash is produced in the long run. So all those couch pillows, Christmas and Halloween decor that you don’t use anymore’ donate it or give it away. If there is no other way, throw it away. It’s time to let go!

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Organize your space

Now that you have decluttered, don’t run to the closest home decor store to buy new things. Minimalism is also a way to save money. Once you stop buying so many things, the more money you end up saving. Work with what you have. Sometimes it is all about re organizing your space. Maybe all you need to do is change the couch positions for the living room to look bigger or get rid of that carpet that’s too big. The simpler the look, the better. Sometimes a home does not need much for it to feel like home!

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Investing

So let’s say you bought a new apartment or house and you are planning to decorate it following a minimalistic style. The best advice is to invest in a few things that can last for a long time. The better the quality, the less you will have to buy a new one again and again. Buy what is only necessary for the space instead of filing it up with things for it not to look empty. 

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Applying a minimalistic approach in all aspects of life can be extremely hard. Having a lot of home decor could be pleasant but it is something that can be toned down with minimalism. The purpose of it is not to try and become someone you are not or to never buy stuff again for your home, but to eliminate clutter that does not add value to your life, to save money, to create more space at home, to organize better and to invest in experiences instead of things. 

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