What IS minimalism? “Something that is stripped down to its most essential elements or uses only what is needed. Both minimalist and minimalistic can be used to describe things that are simplified and include only the most basic components.”
Minimalism as a lifestyle looks different for everyone, and it doesn’t necessarily mean a white couch in a bare room with one plant. It could though, if that’s what you’re into.
Minimalism means living simply, intentionally, efficiently and with purpose. A minimalist family’s home surrounds us with things we need, love and use. Items add positively to family life, limit clutter, frustration, stress, excess and duplication. Ideally, minimalist home design incorporates both functionality AND style; that style is whatever YOU make it for your family, and it's great because it's YOU.
So many times on Instagram, when I had a home decor only account, I would see the same designs, colors and styles over and over again. Yes, gorgeous and great, but honestly, boring after seeing the same thing over and over again. I think minimalism has actually helped my design aesthetic because I keep and display things that I really love and have meaning to us - my favorite thing about minimalism.
How has your life changed after beginning a journey to a more minimalist lifestyle?