Minimalism and simplicity are besties, they work very well together. Minimalist style embraces the less is more concept. To achieve this style, you need to know that functionality is key and is a primary factor. It needs to work and then it needs to look good. If you like keeping it simple then this is for sure your thing, if you are looking to move to a less is more decor movement then say no more, this movement awaits you. Join the minimalists boat. It’s simple, it’s chic and it’s minimal.
Minimalism and clutter have never shared a room. The number one rule of creating a minimalist environment is by clearing all the clutter. Keep it going, if you don’t use it, give it away, if it’s broken then it’s time to let it go. Decluttering is not an easy process I understand that and especially if you lead a busy lifestyle where your weekends are the same days you nurse your hangover, do your hair, do your nails, hang out with friends, catch up with family, watch the latest episode of Game of thrones, clean your home I cannot finish this list so when I say I get you, I truly do. That being said your home needs to be just as fabulous as you are and decluttering is a fundamental aspect of it. When decluttering, begin with one room and gradually move to other rooms. This is the first rule of achieving minimalism that is only having the necessary elements.
- Neutral base
Introduce a dominant color in your living room. Usually neutral colors work very well with minimalism, the browns, the greys, the greiges, the whites, the lilacs are all colors you can use and work with them. It’s important to remember that one color dominates the entire room so keep it simple.
- Similar tones
Once you’ve established a neutral base then decorating becomes very easy because you use similar tones of your dominant color/neutral base. This gives a very simple, chic look and feel. Say you use brown as your neutral base then work with tones of brown throughout the furnishing process that includes furniture, pillows, rugs, curtains, basically your entire room. It’s that simple.
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