Just recently, I’ve really started to get into this whole “minimalist decor” thing. In fact, my husband and I completely remodeled our living room a few months ago to look more minimalistic! One of the things I love most about minimalist decor is that a little really does go a long way. If you find yourself inspired to create a minimalist look in your own home, you can find a list of the essentials below! Without these essentials, minimalist decor can get to be a little too busy. Let’s get started!
Essentials Of Minimalist Decor
Plenty of Succulents and Other Greenery
Unfortunately, minimalistic decor has a reputation for being a little “cold.” However, I can assure you with the right varieties of succulents and other house plants, it’s possible to warm any space up. Succulents are great for those who lack a green thumb, as they require little care. In fact, I only water my succulents about once weekly! Find a full guide on growing succulents here. That’s all the care they need! Not only do succulents at home look incredible, but they also filter the air. Who wouldn’t like that?
A Coffee Table Book or Two
As I mentioned before, minimalistic decor has kind of a “cold reputation.” Another great way to warm up your home is to decorate your coffee table with a few favorite books. Believe it or not, the kinds of books you choose to display in your home says a whole lot about you! So, make sure you choose the right ones. Personally, I like Pantsuit Nation and Humans of New York. In fact, both are on my coffee table as I write this! When you are going for minimalism at home, it can be tough to showcase your personality through other aspects of decor, so showcase it through books, instead.
Plenty of Places For Storage
The whole point of minimalism is to have everything put away and in order. This is hard to achieve without ample storage space at home! When redesigning your living spaces, choose pieces of furniture that have built-in storage options of some kind. Pick beds with storage underneath, coffee tables with deep drawers for blankets, and anything else you can find. IKEA is a great place to search when on the hunt for these kinds of pieces. Of course, you could always get rid of whatever is no longer needed at home to clear space out. Clean, uncluttered spaces are such an important part of minimalism!
Versatile Kitchen Items
If you have a small kitchen, it’s especially important to purchase things that have more than one use. For example, I have a clear glass pitcher in my kitchen that works great for serving, displaying fresh cut flowers, and whatever else I need it to. You can even use a pitcher to store kitchen utensils. Search for these kinds of items when remodeling your kitchen and donate anything that you no longer need to a charity in your area. Did you know you could write that off on your taxes? Win-win.
Small Bowls For Odds and Ends
Items like these are especially important in your bedroom and by your front door. Pick out a set of (matching) small bowls to hold any odds and ends like jewelry, car keys, and more. There are so many adorable sets of bowls there, and storing your items inside of one is way better than leaving them out on the counter.
Work natural elements throughout your minimalist decor wherever possible. I love working with wood, water, plants (as mentioned above), and even fire! Okay, well about that last one, I mean a fireplace, just to clarify
. For an easy (non messy) way to incorporate water into your home is by using a small water fountain. Find an inexpensive one here!