Re-doing Your Room The Minimalist Way
Minimalism can help you de-stress.
With Marie Kondo and Queer Eye taking over our screens, it’s becoming more and more tempting to de-clutter and revamp your space in a minimalist way. A minimalist room can help reduce anxiety, make it easier to clean up and maintain, and raise your happiness levels.
But it can be tough to find a place to start. Here’s how you can start your minimalist journey:
1. Write Down Your Goals
What does minimalist mean to you and why is it something you want to pursue? What sort of changes are you hoping to make in your life through this? It’s important to have a clear goal in mind, along with why you want to achieve this goal.
This will help motivate you and determine your way forward.
2. Keep Only The Essentials
It can be tough to part with things you’ve been hoping to use at some point in your life. But if you’re really dedicated to this life change, you must de-clutter. And that means you should get rid of anything you do not need.
This includes any unnecessary furniture as well!
3. Start Small
Starting with something big, like a closet, can be overwhelming and can stall your progress. So, pick something more doable to warm up. Do you have a shelf? Decide what you want to keep and what you want to get rid of. This will help you get in the groove and make the rest a lot easier.
For a minimalist look, it’s important for all surfaces to be as clean as possible. This means you need to find convenient ways to store all your items.
Things that you would normally find on your dressing table should be kept in drawers. Your bookshelf shouldn’t have too many books. There shouldn’t be much on the floor. Stick to only furniture, maybe one simple rug, and a dustbin if you really need it.
5. Stick to a Color Scheme of 3 Solid Colors
It’s best to pick a color scheme consisting of a maximum of three colors. And make sure they’re soft colors that are easy on the eyes, and that they contrast. You can explore shades of white and black, or brown and tan. Too many colors can make your room look smaller, and less aesthetically pleasing.
But you can add a splash of color in a spot or two if you want!
6. Dark vs Light
Dark colors for small surfaces, and light colors for large surfaces can make your room look a lot more spacious. Stick to dark colors for furniture and light colors for the walls and floors.
You can, of course, experiment with this and see what works best for you.
So, these are six foolproof steps to start your minimalist journey. But there are so many more things you can do, if you want to completely switch to a minimalist lifestyle. It can be a rewarding change if done right!