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Do you fancy a minimalist style living room? In today’s hectic world the minimalist style is becoming increasingly popular. As our lives get busier and busier a lot of us are craving simplicity at home.
Here are 5 Top Tips for Creating a Minimalist Style Living Room in your Home…
The first step to having a minimalist style living room is to declutter your possessions. Go through every single item in the room and decide whether to keep it or donate it. Don’t skip any items! Every single thing has to be accessed and sorted.
To really succeed with decluttering you have to be ruthless. Hold up each item individually and ask yourself the following questions…
Does it make me happy?
Have I used it in the last 6 months?
Why do I have it?
Does it have a home?
Once you’ve decided what you want to keep and what you’re going to get rid of, make a decision about where there ‘no pile’ is going and take them there straight away. This avoids them being dumped in another area of your home for ‘sorting’ at a later date.
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For me, there was one decluttering system that changed everything. It was the *KonMari method. I’d definitely recommend checking it out if you want to get serious about your decluttering.
To help you I’ve created a free KonMari checklist which you can download below.
Now that you have sorted through your items and only kept the things that you really need and love it’s time to organise. Every single item in your living room needs a home.
A good tip is to make zones for different things. For example, we have a charging station in our living room. All of our gadgets live and get charged there. We have a remote draw and a cables draw. Nothing else goes in those draws other than those items.
Not only does this make it really easy to tidy up, you also spend less time hunting for things as you know exactly where they live.
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Consider Simple Window Dressings
Now your room is free of clutter and everything has a home it’s time to focus on the fun part, decorating your room. The type of window dressings you choose can have a massive impact on the look and feel of a room.
To truly go down the minimalist style opt for either window shutters or blinds. Curtains are pretty outdated now and don’t really fit with the clean line look that is associated with the minimalistic style. Cafe style shutters fit in particularly well with the look.
Houseplants make a *great feature in a minimalistic style room. As well as adding some colour they also help to clean the air. Aim for 1 plant per 100 square feet in your home.
If you don’t have ‘green fingers’ opt for easy to keep houseplants like succulents, spider plants or peace lilies. Do your research before you buy your new plants, some like more natural light and others need water more often.
Display your new houseplants in neutral coloured planters or for large plants choose big baskets that you can place on the floor.
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Choose a Neutral Colour Scheme
Sticking with the minimalistic style opt for a neutral colour palette for your walls and soft furnishings. Any shade of grey is a must mixed with whites. If you don’t want to go completely neutral you can always add in pops of colour with your cushions or a rug.
Geometric patterns fit in well with the minimalistic look which you can then soften with faux fur rugs or blankets for a cosier feel.
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