You’ve moved into your new home and now realise you have far too many belongings for your new rooms. You don’t want to fill up your house with rubbish, but you need to make sure your proudest possessions get the placement they deserve when you’re showing off your new place to friends. Keep your home minimalist using our easy guide.
Take it one room at a time
If you’ve unloaded all of your furniture, decorations and accessories into your house, and now realise you want to adopt a more minimalist feel, don’t try and rush the process. Clearing out a huge amount of possessions at once would be tough, and you might get carried away and regret it later. Take things one room at a time, and see if the minimalist feel within the room feels right to you before making any rash decisions.
Furniture is the key
Your furniture is the focal point of any room. In the living room, you have your sofa, in the dining room you have your dining table, your bedroom centres around your bed. Making sure that the key piece of furniture suits the room and is in the right spot is vital to creating a minimalist room. You don’t want a room to feel empty, you need it to feel as though it has been decorated sparingly in an effective style. Making sure that your key item of furniture is well placed and suited to the room is importing in ensuring your room doesn’t feel sparse.
It might seem like a tough decision on what to keep and what to store away, but you’ll know if an item is truly essential to you and the feel of your room. When trying to generate a minimalist feel, your best option is to be overly minimal to begin with, and further down the line, if you feel extra decorative pieces are needed, add them as and when you feel is necessary.
Floor space is a crucial aspect of creating a minimalist feel. You need to make sure all flooring areas are free from clutter, as having uncluttered surfaces, but messy and untidy floor spaces just makes the room feel like you’ve failed to tidy up.
You don’t want to have a minimalist room with cluttered and untidy walls. Obviously, you need some decorations within your home as you don’t want it to feel overly empty and uninhabited, so a few pieces of artwork or wall features can add a style of class and decoration. If you’re at a loose end as to how you’re best filling your empty wall space, check out our article on some ideas for wall fixtures. (link to other article)
If you’re interested in a minimalist decor in your home, or have experience of clearing out your rooms in a new home, make sure you let us know how it went on in the comments section.
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