Research has shown that cluttered, disorganised home can contribute to feelings of stress, depression and anxiety. These feelings make it difficult for most people to unwind after a long day at work.
This is why most Singaporeans are moving towards a minimalist home décor. However, embracing minimalism is more about a philosophy of life than a design style; it’s a lifestyle choice to abandon clutter in favour of space.
A minimalist home is about making a conscious choice to only choose things that are both beautiful and useful. Things that make you happy. Here are 5 ways which you can start your minimalism journey for your home
Eliminate the larger pieces
Excess furniture can easily make any space feel cluttered and claustrophobic. Eliminating the larger, unnecessary pieces like bookshelves, coffee tables or chairs is one of the fastest ways to open up space. Thank about the bare minimum you need to be comfortable.
Play around with sharp, bright colours
Dark colours would usually make space feel more enclosed that it really is. Repainting can provide an instant makeover and mood boost for your house. For a more minimalist aesthetic, go for sharp, bright colours as well colours with more pronounced Earth tones.
Go high tech where you can
Large collections of books and DVDs can take up a lot of space, especially since our homes are getting smaller. With the advent of tech, these items can now be replaced with digital collections that take up virtually no space at all.
Smart-home technologies can also help clean up some clutter. Smart-home hubs like Nice allow for central control of various home devices, eliminating the need for an unnecessary pile of remotes or keys.
Go for simple decoration
Minimalist interiors focus on space and simplicity. Some of you might ask: “Isn’t simple very boring?”
Simple, in this case, does not mean boring. Minimalism is not all about white walls and monochrome colour palettes. It is more about giving a feeling of neat, uncluttered space.
Most minimalist styles tend to stick to neutral or subtle shades of colours, but this is not a hard and fast rule. Depending on your preference, you could keep a white décor and add splashes of colour through furniture, or you could decide that the only decoration in your room is colour – in which case, a bright coloured wall may be the minimalist design feature.
Choose quality over quantity
As you create your desired home, do not think about filling every room right away. Instead, invest in key pieces for your space that will make a statement and will stay in your home for a long time. Choose well-made pieces that are built to last, will withstand daily use, and look better as a result.
This is one of the reasons why our TimberCast blinds are the number 1 choice among homeowners looking for minimalist themes for their house. Not only are they meticulously handcrafted by our artisans, they are also made of material that does not warp easily under strong sunlight and high temperature, making it perfect for any room.
For the best luxurious look that is also practical, choose TimberCast blinds for your house. Contact us now to book your appointment!