Have you watched Netflix lately? More specifically the documentary Minimalism? If not, do it now. But if you did, I imagine it’s given you a new-found appreciation for a more pared-back lifestyle (suggested read: living better with less).
Whether the idea of stripping down your home to contain only the essentials sounds incredibly intimidating or liberating, the concept invites intrigue.
Need inspiration? Here are three homes from across the globe that make minimalism look not only easy but beautiful in it's simplicity.
FIRST: This previously light less and disorganized 1950s mid-century modern home was redesigned by architecture studio Bohlin Cywinski Jackson to meet the needs of a young family who desired a sense of transparency and light to take advantage of the serene qualities of their wooded site in Seattle, Washington, and my god did it work!
SECOND: I'll let the pictures speak for themselves but I love the cleanliness and open space, it helps me not only focus but live in the moment with out distraction.
THIRD: Even though it's minimalistic in nature it's still able to give the sense of peaceful country life in the city.
I hope this has given you a little inspiration. It seems almost daily I meet someone who is either put off by the idea of living a minimalistic lifestyle or they think that's it's not possible, but before writing things off because others don't like it or don't think it can be done I like to search for people who have made it happen in the area. Marie Kondo is someone who has and with a family to boot. Check her out for yourself, she's the real deal https://konmari.com/about/