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5 Reasons Why Minimalist Interiors Are Good For You

Minimalism is not a modern lifestyle choice, yet in the current climate, its ancient values resonate with our busy lives, overfilled homes and overstimulated minds.

For modern day proponents of minimalism, Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, a.k.a. ‘The Minimalists’, most ‘stuff’ is superfluous to leading a content and meaningful life. They summarise minimalism as, ‘a tool to rid yourself of life’s excess in favour of focusing on what’s important—so you can find happiness, fulfilment, and freedom.’ They’re also keen to stress that, contrary to popular belief, the essence of a minimalist interior is about more, not less: more time, more space, more freedom.

Read on to discover 5 reasons why minimalist interiors are good for both your space and your mind.

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1. A Mood Boost

Is there anything more cathartic than clearing out excess material belongings that no longer serve a purpose? The act of cleansing your space of cluttered items to make way for more functional pieces clears the mind and would make Marie Kondo proud. If you’ve ever donated books that you haven’t read in years or given away old clothes, you’ll understand the dopamine hit that comes with being free of clutter.

2. Focus Time

If you’ve ever tried working on a project in a messy space, you’ll know how distracting the excess is. Corporate offices are usually open plan and have minimal furniture for exactly that reason. A minimal space encourages focus, whether you’re working from home or setting down to watch a movie for the evening.

3. Time on Your Hands

Less clutter, less cleaning. If you’d rather be spending your spare time outdoors, sitting down with a new book, cooking a meal or socialising with friends, a minimalist home might be for you. With less items in your possession to worry about dusting, organising and tidying, your time is very much your own.

4. Freedom

With soaring house prices, most of us have no option but to rent. What do you do when you’re forced to move house every couple of years and have to clear out your belongings to make a home somewhere new? The fewer items you own, the easier that moving process becomes and it leaves you free to move around as you please so you can start again with a blank canvas and collect memories over material things.

5. Good for the Earth

If you’re constantly weighing up your carbon footprint, a minimalist home can almost guarantee you’re helping the planet. Making sure you don’t over-consume and make unnecessary purchases that are often flown across the globe to reach you is kinder to the planet. Ask yourself: do I really need another item, or is what I have perfectly good? Trusted Site