Simplify Your Life Week celebrated from August 1 to 7, is the perfect time to redecorate with simplicity in mind. Here are some tips to make your home effortlessly amazing
With all the projects that redecorating a home usually involves, it may not seem like simplifying your life through your home decor would be the best idea. However, you might be surprised by just how big a difference taking out an extra side table or repainting a wall can make. The easiest way to do this is by adapting aspects of the minimalist lifestyle to interior decorating.
Create Ambiance with the Walls
Coating walls in fresh paint has a huge impact in making your living spaces cleaner, crisper, and more inviting. In fact, this is probably one of the easiest ways to reinvent the look of any home. If you want your furniture to take center stage, paint your walls using neutral colors or lighter tones of your preferred color. However, if you would rather have simpler and sleeker furniture, paint an accent wall to create drama. You can go all out and paint it in bright colors, with or without patterns, or turn it into a mural.
Streamline Your Furniture and Appliances
Excessive amounts of furniture can make a room look cluttered, not to mention annoying to clean. Give yourself a break from cluttered interiors, and go minimalist by choosing only key pieces of furniture for each room.
Avoid placing too many tables in a room and go only for what’s essential. Just get one simple coffee table for your living room. Stick to furniture with sleek, simple lines.
Of course, going minimalist on your furniture doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to forego comfort and color. Just look at this photo of a comfy couch and bright accents strewn around the space.
Most people tend to have “the more, the merrier” or “the bigger, the better” mentality when it comes to electronics and kitchen appliances, but come to think of it, this is not at all practical! It adds not only to the clutter, but also to the monthly bills. When applying the minimalist style of decorating to your home, don’t limit the concept only to your furniture – you can also apply it to your appliances and accessories to create a simple, relaxing, look.
Make a list of the appliances you regularly use and stick to that list. Just because a funky toaster is on sale doesn’t mean you should buy one when you already have a sandwich maker at home.
Personalize Your Space
Just because you’re going to live with less doesn’t mean you’ll end up with boring interiors. Inject your personality into the design by redesigning or giving the remaining items in your home a nice makeover. Hang a few of your favorite works of art or lay out a colorful rug in a neutral-toned room. Remember: just because it’s simple doesn’t mean it can’t be fabulous.
Take Care of Excess
For a calmer, simplified home, learn to eliminate unnecessary possessions. If you’re wondering where you could chuck your extra furniture and appliances, you can always donate to charity. However, if you don’t have the means to bring the items yourself, you may consider organizing a yard sale and giving the proceeds to charity instead. Either way, you helped both people in need and yourself.
Excessive things can cause significant stress and distress. If you desire a peaceful home, get back to the basics, and learn to appreciate more and have less!
How are you celebrating “Simplify Your Life Week?”