Removing redundancy, being essential and opting for minimalism are the first three commandments to follow, for a decluttering-proof house. This verb is almost a sacred word for interior designers, indicates the virtuous practice of getting rid of the superfluous: say goodbye to useless utensils, put away all those cushions you are not using, get rid all the thousands travel souvenirs... Everything that is not vital for comfort basics can securely be packed and stored in the attic, or go straight to the nearest vintage flea market. Here are the golden rules for your decluttering process, that will never make you sin again in matters of design.
A beautifully essential dining set by Riflessi
Keep it clean
Wipe away the dirt and the most visible symptoms of obsessive-compulsive winter shopping: in order to make a really clean space, you have to start from the structure. Essential design, basic shapes, as well as neutral colors will transform your home in a Zen temple. Start from the doorway, making a nice cleanup of everything that is not white or light colored, does not have a simple silhouette of does not give you a sense of extreme relaxation. A green touch, on the other hand, is more than welcome: a potted plant, a bench in recycled cork or a light wooden floor will give your guests a much more welcome than the usual greeting doormat.
Quality wooden flooring by HARO
Design is the protagonist: don’t hide it!
The kitchen is one of the spaces where one can easily fall into the dangerous temptation of massing objects: pots and pans, cutlery, tableware, spice racks and teapots in plain sight are among the worst enemies of minimal design. A beautiful modern design, with its linear and simple shape, can be perfect as it is, with no need of unnecessary decorations to stand out and catch attention. Make a clean sweep of everything that stands on the worktops without proven utility, finally making the coverings become the protagonists: marble tops, or wooden counters with a natural effect will shine of new light, freed from all the unnecessary objects covering them. There are other ways to make a kitchen unique: walls covered with multicolor tiles or exposed bricks in urban chic style, cabinets or floorings with charming tints.
Boffi teaches us the beauty of minimalism
Less is better
No matter what room of the house we are considering: it is always advisable not to exceed with the amount of furniture, especially when it comes to the living room. Semi-empty spaces not only give a sense of peace and relaxation, but also make the environment look very sophisticated, especially with details like stylish sandblasted bricks on the walls, an elegant carpet, or exposed wooden beams on the ceiling that will delicately catch the attention: focus on the intrinsic characteristics of the walls and ceilings, exalting them instead of hiding them. You will make your living room one of a kind, an environment that you can really appreciate as a living area.
The innate class of French brand Bosc
A tidy bathroom
Even the most flawless apartment runs the risk of getting disappointing, as soon as the bathroom doors open. Perhaps it is because we do not give the right importance to the bathroom as a design space, but the fact that it is such a private room shouldn’t make us neglect the decoration and have a sloppy bathroom design. The countless beauty products stored up on the sink, on the shelves and on the edge of the bath often make us feel uncomfortable and certainly do not look nice.
Marvelous marble creations by Mmairo
Let the Zen philosophy enter your bedroom. Go for essential and almost frugal minimalism. Remove frills like jewelry boxes, bedside tables stuffed with books, canopies, shoe shelves overflowing: off to good sleep, make room for dreams. All the furniture must be as essential as possible, with clean lines and tamed colors. Natural wood always looks great when combined with minimal design, as well as lacquered crème colors or soft upholstery fabric coverings. How are you liking our decluttering tips so far?
A relaxing, absolutely decluttered bedroom design by Olivieri
Take minimalism outside
Whoever has spread the rumor that the essential would be invisible to the eye, has probably never seen a tastefully furnished environment. The essential, when it is really there, truly makes the difference. The outdoor is the area where things must be kept simple more than ever. After all, the whole point of having a outdoor area is spending time outside, enjoying the beauty of the nature. Why would you want to get distracted with unnecessary objects and roomy furniture pieces?
Scandinavian hygge with Skagerak