White walls, white rigid furniture, no accessories...minimalism right? That doesn’t sound appealing or inviting.
Many think feel that minimalism is all about restrictions, but it is actually about freedom.
Freedom from our stuff.
“Minimalism is a tool used to rid yourself of life’s excess in favor of focusing on what’s important so you can find happiness, fulfillment, and freedom.” - Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus
Happiness, fulfillment and freedom. Sign me up. Although, it will look differently for everyone. For me, it’s contentment, joy and freedom.
How does minimalism fit in with the design of your home? Two of my favorite design blogs have posted recently about their take on minimalism.
Remodelista describes the style Warm Minimalism as “design that's uncluttered yet inviting, clean-lined but tactile, and above all livable and life-enhancing”.
Sycamore Street Press’s Eva Jorgensen has had an evolving personal aesthetic that has translated into her family’s (amazing) paper good’s business. She describes it as Minimal Bohemian.
I’ve been reading (slowly but surely) the book Clutterfree with Kids. I recommend it even if you don’t have kids.
Are you a minimalist, a maximalist, or somewhere in between? Are you craving freedom from your excess?