How To Make Your Home Comfortable But Minimal
Comfort and minimalism might not be two styles that you would think go together all that well – after all, comfort is all about big squashy sofas and having all your stuff around you, whereas minimalism… isn’t.
The truth is that these two things can co-exist quite happily, and it’s certainly possible to have a comfortable but minimal home if you think about it carefully first. So with that in mind, here are some ideas to get you started.
The first thing to do if you want your home to be comfortable and minimal is to declutter. By removing all the things you don’t want or need anymore, you’ll make the space more usable and easier to move around in, so it’s sure to be more comfortable as a result. And, since there’s less stuff in that space, it’s much more minimal too.
Decluttering can be easy to start but hard to finish, so it’s wise to have some tactics up your sleeve. Once you’ve got rid of all the things you definitely don’t want anymore, you’ll be left with things you do want, but that don’t really have a place in your home. So what can you do? The simplest solution is to invest in a self-storage unit. In that way, you can still hang onto your belongings and bring them back home when you want to, but you can also clear the space out and make it more comfortable. It’s the ideal step to take.
Over the years, you’ll find you gather a lot of stuff in your home, which is why decluttering is a great idea, but if you don’t even know where to start with that, think about duplicates. In most cases, you’ll only need one of each thing in your home, and if for any reason you’ve ended up with two (or more), it’s a great place to start with removing items because they’re things you definitely don’t need.
Perhaps you bought a new coffee maker and you’ve still got the old one lying around, ‘just in case’. Or it could be there was a deal on at the store and you bought extra things because it seemed like you were saving money, only to find you just filled your home with stuff you didn’t need. Or perhaps you received the same type of gift from people who hadn’t realized someone else had bought the same thing. Whatever the reason, duplicates happen, and removing them is a great way to start when you want your home to be comfortable and minimal.
Remove The Carpets
Once things are a little more clear, it’s time to do some work, and the first thing to do is to remove the carpets. If you want a minimal home, carpets have to go as they tend to make a room feel smaller and ‘bunched up’ around the edges.
Yet we’re looking for comfort as well, so you don’t want to leave the floors bare – floorboards look great, but they’re not always comfortable. So you’ll need to add some rugs. They’ll be more comfortable on your feet, plus you can pick any pattern you like, so there’s sure to be something that suits your style.