Are you a messy individual? Do you believe in the philosophy that messy people are smarter than tidier people? Well, clutter leads to high-stress levels and not a happy mood.
You may not care enough about the clutter in your house and wonder that you are not always in a lousy mood; however, what you may not realize is your reason for not being in a happy mood at most of the times.
The reason for your dull attitude or high-stress levels may be directly proportional to the clutter in your house. This is why the minimalist lifestyle is gaining traction across the globe.
Read ahead to learn about some minimalist house decor and management ideas, which will help you improve your mood and stress levels significantly:
- Clear it away
How to reduce clutter? Clear it away, simple. What do you see when you enter your house every day? Are the surroundings too filled with stuff that you don’t need? Bills, junk mails, keys, money, utensils, shoes, clothes, and the list goes on. Well, the solution is simpler than you may have imagined. All you need to do is get up and start cleaning & managing your house. The junk and bills should be kept inside a drawer, keys in the key-bowl, shoes in the shoe rack, clothes inside the cupboard and similarly, everything else should be stored where it is supposed to be. This process will also help you identify the items that you don’t need, and you can eliminate them; creating space for thoughts and other necessary items. After you’re done with the living room, follow the same process for your kitchen, bedroom, and garage, and you’re good to go.
- Neutral is the new black
The minimalist interior idea is to encourage a neutral tone for everything; be it the color of the walls or the texture of the tiles and the furniture. E.g., white color on the walls, wood-rustic color for the furniture and so on & so forth. The idea is to not spend on bling because it is distracting and does not support the minimalist approach. Go for natural light, natural colors and natural look to make sure that you stay focused on important matters.
- Quality triumphs quantity
It will not come as a surprise to you that quality triumphs quantity every time. Similarly, the minimalist lifestyle focuses on spending on fewer items to reduce the clutter. If you invest on high-quality, appealing decor and utility products, like furniture, appliances, accessories, and paints, with a neutral tone, then your worries will be minimized significantly because you won’t have to worry about breakdowns; only enjoy the compliments from your friends and family.
- The one-in, one-out philosophy
If you are aware of the one-in, one-out philosophy, then you know why a minimalist enjoys life more than others. It states that for every one item that enters the house, one item needs to leave the house. The category does not need to match the in-item or the out-item because the philosophy is based on the number of products inside the home. It targets the clutter directly and makes sure that it is reduced notably. E.g., when you buy a new chair set, the old ones need to be dumped off (donated to charity or sold in a garage sale); don’t make the mistake of shifting them into the garage or basement and increase the clutter drastically.
- Keep it simple
It all comes down to being simple and elegant. Your house decor should not be too extravagant because the minimalist lifestyle supports the idea, less is more, and investing in lavish decor will diminish the philosophy entirely. ‘Tone down everything and eliminate the unnecessary’ will help you ensure de-cluttering of your home.
Less Is More
You may still be wondering what to invest in, right? Be it Venetian blinds in the bedroom, oakwood furniture in the living room or a car modification workshop in the garage; if you follow the minimalist ideology while decorating and managing the home, then you don’t have anything to be worried about.
Your home will look clean, tidy, managed, beautiful and welcoming to good thoughts and a happy mood!
Smile, and get on with it!