What is a minimal home and why do you need it?
We’ve all had those days - you know the ones, you come home after a really long day and the whole house is in chaos, you just need space but all you can see is clutter.
How do you fix the energy of your house?
A minimal home is the answer!
What is minimalism?
According to The Minimalists, the minimalism philosophy is simple: “it is a lifestyle that helps people question what adds value to their lives”.
It is not just monochrome furniture and throwing away everything you own!
Minimalist living is about creating space (both mentally and physically) so that you can concentrate on what is important to you.
A minimalist home is:
- Serves your lifestyle
- Only contains the things you love
Why you need to design a minimalist home
It’s not because the modern minimalist furniture makes you drool (although it probably does).
Building a minimalist home is about carefully choosing pieces that make you happy. It is about buying better quality pieces that will last for longer. The psychological benefits of minimalism far outweigh any interior decor trends.
The real reason you need to design a minimalist home is to give yourself room to breathe and focus on your life!
Still not convinced? We have come up with 5 benefits of designing a minimal home.
A decluttered home is a decluttered mind
Everybody knows what it is like to be overwhelmed by a busy life - don’t let your living space be part of the problem!
A 2016 minimalism study shows that clutter negatively impacts our perception of “home” and gets in the way of our overall life satisfaction.
We don’t think you should throw away everything you own. We just think its time everyone was a little more intentional with the pieces they are bringing into their space.
Less cleaning, more living
One of our favourite things about creating a minimalistic space is how easy it is to clean.
What if instead of cleaning on the weekends you just got to exist in your home?
Clutter equals chaos! Minimalist interior design means only keeping the things that you love and that make you happy (#mariekondo).
The more you spend now, the less you spend overall
Creating a minimal home isn’t just about getting rid of clutter. It is about being intentional with what you bring into your home.
This often means choosing furniture and decor that will last longer. Investment pieces mean that you spend a bit more now in order to save money in the long run!
The financial benefits of minimalism are an underrated but incredible factor in choosing to create a minimal living space.
On top of living in a decluttered home, you get design pieces that are timeless and will serve you for years to come.
A minimal home has less impact on the environment
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that our lifestyles have a negative effect on the environment.
Less environmental impact is one of the driving forces behind a minimalist lifestyle. As well as spending less money, creating a minimal home helps you do your part for minimizing consumerism.