Top five tips to become a minimalist
Minimalism is fast becoming an aesthetic trend that not only adds to a space visually, but also reduces the chance of clutter. Adopting a minimalist approach to the home can create a sense of space that you never knew existed.
Decluttering is one of the first steps in creating a minimalist space. This process can put one in a position of uncertainty by not knowing which items to keep and which to throw out.
There is a lot to consider when redesigning or transforming your home interior into a minimalist environment and we’d suggest adopting a systematic process to make it easier.
The first step to achieve minimalism is to clean the clutter in your home. Here are our four top tips to create your desired space.
- Clear all areas of clutter
Reduce “clutter-zones” by clearing spaces that have excess belongings. Areas such as the dining room table and kitchen counter are popular places to place items with unfulfilled good intentions of later removing them. When decluttering, these are key areas to focus on first. Place the gathered items in their correct place and make a conscientious effort to keep them there when not in use.
- Prioritise functionality
A key element of minimalism is functionality – every item and layout serves a purpose. If you plan to host guests in a particular room, then you need to ensure adequate seating; if you intend to be able to work from a room then you would need to incorporate the likes of a working station.
- Be selective in your choice of furniture and décor
It’s essential to create a sense of space in the rooms that are regularly used. One of the easiest ways to do this is to choose furniture and décor based on quality – and not quantity. A key element of minimalism is that “less is more”. More often than not, the minimalist style involves neutral colours, textured fabrics, clean lines and natural light.
- Self storage is your friend
Investing in self storage has become an increasingly popular choice for many households as an extension of the home. At Stor-Age, we provide conveniently located facilities that are both accessible and secure. Our flexible leases and variety of unit sizes allow you to declutter your home and remove excess belongings without giving them up entirely. When using self storage to achieve minimalism, it is a good idea to priorities your items into groups of those that you wish to keep in the home and those that you wish to store.
- Invest in dual-purpose furniture
Another effective way to remove the visual clutter of a home is to invest in furniture that has multiple purposes. For example, one can repurpose an old dresser and transform it into a desk, or use an Ottoman as both a seat as well as a storage area. Investing in dual-purpose furniture is a great way to achieve a decluttered environment, prioritise functionality and be selective in your décor.
If you want to transform your home into a minimalist environment, or simply want to declutter your space, we offer self storage facilities nationwide for your convenience. Apply for an online quote here, or call us on 0861 18 18 18.