MAINTAINING A HOME
How to create minimalist home interiors – Spend Better, Style Better Ep 3
22 August 2018
Channel Nine’s The Block judge and Suncorp ambassador Shaynna Blaze presents Home Hacks, a series of tips and tricks that can help you save money and add value to your home.
Minimalism is as much a décor style as it is a way of life. For many people who have embraced minimalism, it has changed the way they live as well as their living spaces. If you think a minimalist look and lifestyle might be for you, you may find that it will also save you money as well as space.
The minimalist movement encourages people to live with less ‘things’. Minimalist is good for saving money as it usually starts with what you already have. It’s not for everyone, but minimalist interiors can have a calming effect.
Let’s see how we can apply it to the living space.
Decorate your room with the pieces that are most important to you and things you regularly use like decanters, coasters, books you use for reference.
Group small objects together to create a little display on trays.
Consider whether you need floor lamps? Can the lighting be solved with ceiling lighting with dimmers?
Minimalist interiors start with decluttering, so if you’d like to get some space saving tips, watch on.
You can also find more great home hacks at Suncorp.com.au/style-better.
Less is more
Focus on functionality
If you’ve decided to embrace the minimalist lifestyle, start by removing knick-knacks and decorative items that you can do without. Leave out the things that are important to you, such as your favourite books, but anything that doesn’t serve a functional or sentimental purpose should be tucked away or in storage.
Minimalism is about displaying the bare minimum without giving up a homely feel.
Grouping items together
Keep the items on display tidy and in small clusters to make them appear organised. Having a few individual items scattered around the room can feel unorganised and messy.
Placing a few items together on a tray or on a shelf is a great way to get your space looking neat and orderly.
Need over want
Whether you’ve picked up some souvenirs on holidays or gone a little overboard at your favourite retailers’ end-of-year sale, you may find your home is filled with things you don’t need.
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