Our homes are many things. They provide shelter, warmth, entertainment, and act as gathering places for our friends and families. One thing they shouldn’t be is stressful, yet all too often they are, especially in this modern age. Without even realizing it, our homes can be filled with items we don’t want or need, disruptive, and all-around vexatious to the human soul. It doesn’t have to be this way. Enter minimalism, a philosophical concept that emphasises the idea the ‘less is more.’ Take a look at how you can create a minimalist home, which will lead you to a happier mind.
One Thing at a Time
You might be eager to transform your home from stressful to zen, but converting a whole home will take a lot of time and effort. As such, it’s important that you focus just on one room at a time. This whole idea requires a calm and organized approach, and you’re liable to become too overwhelmed by all that needs to be done if you try to tackle too much at once. Focus on the areas that’ll most improve the home, such as the living room or kitchen or bedroom, before covering the rest of the house.
Modern humans are masters of acquiring more stuff than they need. Without even realizing it, they can have a house filled with goods, furniture, and other household staples that are attractive, but just not needed. One of the central tenets of minimalism dictates that ‘less is more,’ as we said, so take a look at getting rid of the items you don’t need anymore. You can throw away the items that no longer work, or donate furniture pick up free, and begin the process of reclaiming your home from your possessions. Once your home is decluttered, you’ll be able to feel calm much more easily.
Keeping things Ordered
Of course, it’s no good decluttering your home and then not keeping the items still in your home in order. After you’ve finished using an item, put it away. If things get too clogged up, then our thoughts are liable to become clogged too. With everything in its place, you’ll be able to keep a clear mind.
Adding the Color
Minimalism doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t have decorative pieces; it just means there shouldn’t be too much of it. It’s absolutely recommended to have some works of art or color prints on the walls, and add other decorative features throughout your house. The idea isn’t to get rid of everything; it’s to make sure that everything that you do keep serves a purpose within the home. Does art serve a purpose? Of course!
You have to stay on top of your minimalist goals. That means you will have to adopt a policy of thinking before you spend your money. If you don’t, you’ll only end up with another cluttered home! Instead, keep things basic. It might be tough to say no to an item you want to be, but your mind will thank you for it.