A minimalist-style home is organised, uncluttered and peaceful. Here are 4 reasons why it may be your cup of tea.
You can’t stand the sight of mess
A minimalist home organised and clean. But you don’t have to give up your material possessions completely – simply hide your things away with clever storage solutions.
A smart way to make use of a dead space like under the bed is to create storage compartments. Take this raised platform bed for instance. Custom-made storage were created below the sleeping zone for keeping clothes, accessories and other items neatly stowed away.
You don’t like to spend money unnecessarily on possessions
One of the key features of a minimalist lifestyle is to own less. Therefore, you should make multifunctional furniture your secret weapons. They take up less space and they help you maintain an unsullied mien.
Who says a dining area has to serve just that one purpose? Position a day bed in the space and you can use that one space for multiple functions. This Hemnes Day Bed from IKEA even comes with storage at the bottom to keep your space tidy. Talk about versatile!
You love the look of a clean, neutral colour palette
A white palette may be difficult to maintain but it can visually open up a space. If white is too bland for your tastes, then light-toned neutrals like dove gray and taupe work too. You’d be amazed at how this tried-and-tested trick can add more space. Apply the light tones on walls, floors, furnishings and other decorative details and you have a home that feels cleaner and larger.
Complement white and off-white walls and floor with furniture and fixtures in similar shades. If you think this scheme is boring, try incorporating different textures into the room.
You don’t like to spend too much time cleaning and maintaining your home
It goes without saying that a minimalist home should require minimal maintenance.
While materials such as concrete appear basic and raw, upkeep is pretty demanding due to their porous nature. Homogeneous tiles, on the other hand, are great for minimalist homes as they are not only easy to maintain they are also cost effective. What’s more, tiles now come in a variety of shades, textures and composites, so there are plenty of options to choose from.
This was adapted from an article originally published in IdealHomes Vol. 8.