The Minimalism Trend - Home Interiors

We're big fans of minimalism here at Maria Allen, many of us have recently purged our homes (and particularly wardrobes) in search for this simpler way of life. Minimalism is the buzzword of the moment, the Japanese art of living which can readily be applied to all areas of life from fashion, events, art and design. In the context of the home, to be minimal is to live with only the things we really need - which is a lovely idea but often easier said than done! A great way to start is with your home environment, a minimal home goes hand in hand with a minimal lifestyle.  

Here are a few steps to get started!
1. Declutter
Perhaps the most important of all the steps - tidying. Keep shelves orderly, work tops clean and make sure everything has a home.
Minimal spaces look their best when they are tidy.
2. Consider your colour scheme
Pick your colour scheme carefully, white is your best bet for creating an airy atmosphere! Decorate simply and with purpose, houseplants of all shapes and sizes are great for adding some life to the room. 
3. Keep this in mind...
"Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love." - Nate Berkus.  
In other words, if you don't love it get rid of it!
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