Minimalism has been circling the edge of the interior design sphere for decades but has only recently gained mainstream popularity.
Practising minimalism can help to remove unnecessary distractions from your home which lets you prioritise the important things in life.
While there’s a common misconception that minimalism has stringent rules (it doesn’t!), you can embrace this popular style in your home just by making a few small changes.
What Is Minimalism?
At its core, minimalism is just the desire to live with fewer material possessions. It’s all about freeing yourself from consumer culture and treasuring fewer belongings which serve a useful purpose and bring you genuine happiness in your home.
Minimalism began as an art movement in the 1940s. At first, it used simple lines and only a few colours, both of which were intentionally placed on the canvas. Minimalist design follows these guiding principles and teaches you to make conscious choices with the furniture in your home. When you begin to think about your belongings in a more mindful way, you can remove clutter and distraction. Not only from your home, but from your life as well.
Where to Start
Minimalism and functionality go hand in hand. So, the first thing to do when trying to embrace the style is think about how you use the furniture in your home. When picking new products for your home, think about what it can add or what it will help you achieve.
Changing your storage furniture can help you to get rid of clutter and unnecessary distractions. Its purpose is to help simplify your life and maximise your space. Try swapping one or two of your cupboards for shelves.
These Farringdon Box Shelves take up far less space than big units. You’ll be happier seeing your favourite items on display rather than rooting around for them in a cupboard!
If you’d prefer something more akin to a cupboard why not try our ladder shelf. With its clean lines and functional shelves, it’s the perfect way to add stylish storage to your space. In keeping with minimalist design, it looks best when it isn’t packed full.
Use it to display cherished possessions like your favourite books and intersperse them with a soothing aloe plant or our mood-enhancing eucalyptus and peppermint candle for a bit of extra style.
As you begin to transform your interior space, you’ll start to see the real benefits of Minimalism. By making conscious, deliberate decisions in your home, you’re also learning to focus intentionally on what’s most important to you.
If you want to unwind after a busy day or spend time with family, choose furniture to help you do that. Invest in quality items, like our velvet curved back sofa with soft, cosy fabric that’s designed to help you relax. Our beautiful Oakridge Wooden dining table will invite you to spend evenings around it with your nearest and dearest.
Embracing minimalism doesn’t mean you can only use monochrome tones either. Like the original art movement, minimalist design focuses on using fewer colours that complement each other. But they can be whichever colours you choose.
If you’re a fan of bold colours then this vibrant emerald green sofa paired with neutral hues would be the perfect way to celebrate your minimalist journey.
There is no right or wrong way to practice minimalism. But, however you approach it, it’s a good idea to keep the ‘less is more’ mantra in mind. Whether you’re ready to fully embrace Minimalism or just want to make a few small changes, it’s a great reminder of the benefits of a more intentional life.
Many of our products from Grace & Grey suit minimalism down to a tee, so take a look at our range to see if something takes your fancy!