Minimalist Home – the Why’s and the How’s

Minimalism is an art movement that began in the 1960s in the United States and slowly made its way to many aspects of peoples’ lives, even to music. In the last ten, twenty years, people all over the world have started to implement this trend into their interior design, but this is not a new practice.

The eastern cultures have been using this approach for hundreds of years and if you take a good look at Japanese homes, you will see that some of them follow this trend to the extremes, but they all carry a sort of calmness that you almost always want to surrender to. A decluttered interior design is also a decluttered interior life.

 

How can having a minimalist home improve your life?

Several studies about how our environments affect our inner state suggest that you can become less stressed if what you see around you is less cluttered. If you have a lot of things in your home, they will all engage the visual part of your brain and will eventually become a stressor.

Owning more stuff when it comes to interior design means a lot more to clean and a lot more stuff that can get out of place. Even if your mind notices what happens to each and every one of these objects, the thoughts about them are not necessarily conscious, but they are somewhere in your mind and will stress you on a subconscious level.

Apart from reducing stress levels, a minimalist home will save you a lot of time because it is a lot easier to clean. Just think about how much cleaning is involved in keeping a cluttered home tidy. Just thinking about it can cause you to stress out.

Studies have shown that people spend about 1 hour a day cleaning their homes. This means 7 hours a week, 30 hours a month, 365 hours a year. This is the equivalent of 15 days 24/7 of cleaning your house. That’s a full vacation that you could enjoy, rather than spend it cleaning.

 

How to make your home a minimalist one?

If you think of a motorcycle ramp like the ones reviewed by Youngchoppers.com, you will see that it has a well-defined structure. It has only the things that are essential and nothing more. This is exactly how you should think of a minimalist home. It should have nothing more and nothing less than what you need. But what are the steps you have to take?

1.Clear walls, floors, and surfaces

Simplicity is the number one rule that you have to follow if you want to make your home a minimalist one. The walls should be monochromatic and the floors as well. The floors should not have a lot of complicated patterns or dusty rugs on them. Everything should have a compact design and all surfaces should be clear of unnecessary stuff.

2. Furniture, not more than you need

The furniture should be composed of only the necessary pieces and it should have a simple design. You should have enough room to store all of your things, things that should not stay out and clutter your space. Also, try to get rid of the unnecessary things you have stored around your home.

3. Quality, not quantity

A minimalist home is more beautiful if the things you own are of great quality. You can have a beautifully designed desk made of hardwood that will make all the difference in your home and will also be observed because your space is more simple and will not make a tiring view for you and for the

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