Your Guide to Minimalist Decorating for Spring
Each decade has its memorable design trend — bright colors ruled the 60s, shag carpets covered floors in the 70s, and no 90s home was complete without floral drapes. As for the past few years, no trend has permeated homes quite like minimalism (thanks, Marie Kondo!).
While it may be easy to assume a minimalism-inspired home is easier to design (because there are fewer things to pick out, right?), it’s actually quite the opposite. Contrary to popular belief, minimalist decorating can be just as tricky as other design styles. Lucky for you, we’re here to help you kick off spring the right way — with a minimalist home that’s insta-worthy.
1. Break out the garbage bags.
Before you can even think about organizing and decorating, you need to get rid of the clutter. We know it can be tough, but take a serious look at your living room or kitchen and ask yourself, “Do I really need or love this?” If your answer is “no,” it’s time for that item to be donated or thrown out.
2. There’s no such thing as too much neutral.
When it comes to major pieces like your couch, area rug, and bedding, don’t be afraid to stick with a very neutral pallet. These basics are not only easy to match, but they’ll automatically give your home a coordinated feel. Once the basics are covered, add pattern, texture, and color in the form of pillows, throws, and greenery.
3. Let natural light flood your room.
With the darkness of winter finally behind us, spring is the perfect time to trade your heavy drapes in for light curtains that blow with the breeze and let more natural light in. And if every major piece in your room is sleek and neutral, curtains are another great place to add a pop of color and texture.
4. Go frameless in the bedroom.
Looking to really embrace the idea of less is more? Ditch your bed frame for a box spring and mattress covered in modern pillows and a colorful throw.
5. Every home needs a plant.
Plants seem to be the one trend that spans generations. If there’s one thing every home needs, it’s greenery! And have no fear if you don’t have a green thumb, fake and rubber plants have come a long way since you were a kid and are a great, low-maintenance alternative to live plants.
Live Life in a Home You Love
Because clean lines and neutral colors rule the home, minimalist decor doesn’t hide messes as well as other styles. But don’t let that stop you from living your design dream! Instead of spending time cleaning your home, you should be simply enjoying it. Merry Maids® is here to ensure that happens.
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