MINIMALIST OR MAXIMALIST
Minimalist or maximalist. I’m not saying that when it comes to decor you fit into one of the two, there are many different notches of decor on the spectrum, but I do find these obviously being opposite ends that people tend to favour one (even if it’s subconsciously done). I definitely fall more into the maximalist. Every surface and wall space tends to be taken up by something, and I am into colour. Like big time.
There’s nothing wrong with filling your house with treasures, but this will tip you more on to a more maximalist level. If minimalism is what your after, which has become a way of life not just decor then you need more then just a deep clean to achieve this. You need to declutter your life and home. Minimalism is about clean-cut straight lines and clean clear spaces with no clutter.
A living room with a few large Bramblecrest pieces and not too much clutter is a great way to instil a sense of minimalism. White or natural wood keeps the decor looking fresh and pristine. But there’s no need to shy away from colour. You could pick a colour that can feature in your home, with just pops showing through. A neon pink vase, on a structured bookcase, or even a pink throw for the living room. Having that little pops of one colour makes the room slightly less clinical but still minimal enough to calm your stress.
Having a minimal decor isn’t a boring solution, in fact I’d love to have a calm and uncluttered room in my house. I think it’s a state of mind, but there’s no need for it to be boring, You can be minimal and creative at the same time.
So let’s touch on maximalist decor just a little bit. I have lots of mini collections of things, I swear I’m a bit of a hoarder. I have jars and jars of confetti, tea cups enough to serve a hundred people, and so many clothes…so many. But I like it this way. I like colour I like pattern. I have a blue wooden floor in my living room. I have no boundaries when it comes to my decor, and life in some ways, which I think sums up the maximum look pretty well. Everything I tend to own has some kind of story, I don’t buy things to make them match, which just add’s to my rather mismatched decor. More is more in my eyes. I think I will just spend my life out growing houses..though I do need to tone it down maybe…I could probably learn a bit from trying a more minimalist approach…but where would I put all my weird nik naks? There’s two documentaries that have great examples of these way’s of life. Iris (which I think is on Netflix) looks at Iris Apfel who is one of my style icons and who is a big believer sometimes more is better, and there’s also one on minimalism called Minimalism: a documentary about the important things. Both were really interesting ad will give you a view of different ends of th decor and life spectrum!
YAY TO MONDAY ALL!