What a Minimalist Needs

By
Real Estate Agent with Micheal John

We are living a world dying for materials and fancy things. We are always lionizing the celebrities who are glamorous in television or camera, which have been seen as a target—the golden benchmark—for most of us. However, people who are in a state of simplicity are not championed by the social platform full of “likes incentive”. It seems that the latter doesn’t fit in today’s fast-paced world, and most importantly, the World Top 500 Corporations are definitely not joining the club—a Minimalism lifestyle.

Compared with those who are chasing after a triumph, reputation, and glamour, minimalism to some extent calls for simplicity, tranquillity, and calm in terms of lifestyle. They have figured out some reasonable reasons to slow down, consume in a budget, and enjoy more fun happens in our daily life. Unluckily, they are often overseen and considered as a bizarre.

As I mentioned above, a minimalist lifestyle is about living with the things you need rather than your desire, particularly the vanity. Minimalists are immuned from the burning desire to spendthrift and show off what they got with credit cards maxed. They can find true happiness in relationships and through the ups and downs.

 

Well, I ain’t make you be a minimalist. Indeed, being minimalist is just an option which, that’s to say, depends on your today’s feeling. If you want to have a try just for a day, it’s totally OK! You can still live a minimalist lifestyle and not live in a small 300-square-foot home. It’s probable to take some of the main ideas of minimalism and incorporate them into your own life. If you are looking for some easy ways to become a minimalist, then grasp a cup of coffee and curl down to keep on reading. 

Linen Curtain

Window furnishings can be a hard one when building or renovating. Being the finishing touch to spaces they sometimes get pushed to the bottom of the list or get eaten up by the budget as the build/reno progresses, which is a shame as they make such a huge impact to spaces.

Linen has always been a popular material for home furnishings. It’s one of those fabrics that never seems to go out of style, quite possibly because of its many unique benefits.

Linen-made curtains can be draped beautifully, where you can use it as a backdrop to start a video talk with your best friends during this social distancing time. Linen awakes comfort and fancy when applied on the window furniture. One of the best advantages is that they don’t have a riot of color due to their own nature. So a minimalist must comply with the color tone—the less color you choose the more stylish you are as a minimalist. 

They are not so transparent that your privacy can be invaded; Reversely, they make a room appear a lot brighter while still offering privacy. The natural summer brazes also lets when you have the curtains closed but window open.

During the winter months, linen curtains also provide valuable insulation, helping to keep your warm. It’s a rather eco-friendly fabric and durable. More importantly, they are easy to take care of and can be either professionally dry-cleaned or washed in your own machine. 

Plant Plants Everywhere!

How does the color green make you feel? For many, it has strong associations with nature and immediately brings to mind the luxuriant green of the grass, trees, and woods. It is often described as a refreshing and tranquil color.

Indoor plants boast of lots of benefits mentally and physically. Psychologists have found that just one plant in a workspace can provide a very large lift to staff spirits, and so promote wellbeing and performance. And surprisingly, employees’ productivity goes up 15% when previously burden-laden work environments are filled with a handful of houseplants.

Moreover, some experts argue that adding plants to your home can help to reduce the ill-health. You will be blessed by the plants you have already planted in your house to protect the common diseases. It’s universally known that plants can clean up the air and breath out the oxygen that we need. Without a shadow of a doubt, they are professional at removing chemicals, such as benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde from the air, making it cleaner for humans to breathe. 

Grown-up Furniture

Today’s modern livingroom sofa are comfortable and robust and we like them because they are multi-functional. Just like any other sofa, you can choose a sofa sectional that is suitable for what you need or what space you have available. Also, most sectional sofa sets are equipped with a chaise, which can be used as an extra space to store your snacks for a Friday binge-worthy night.

This kind of L-shaped sofa plays a vital role in filling the empty space. If you have a large living room where you often feel the void facing the four plain walls, a sectional can be manipulated to wipe out your monotony and to fill up space much more natural than a traditional sofa. Compared to a regular big comfy couch or rocker recliner chair, sectional sofas are able to visually change the amount of space the sofa accounts on through moving the pieces into the position you like. After all, it gives you a totally different look toward your large living room.

When you own a sectional sofa, it means that you have more room for seating. That’s to say, more accommodation comes in convenient while entertaining the “cross-by” or a “happy hour” on Friday nights. Undeniably, extra seats make your home more attractive and make your guests feel welcome 

A Cheval Mirror

Being a minimalist doesn’t mean you don’t need to dress up well; It means you wipe out the extra accessories and intricate colors. Although a cheval mirror will not lie the shape of you, it will actually work in the size of your room visually.

Indeed, a mirror of any kind can produce the illusion of space. For example, if you are unluckily designated in a rather small dorm, relax! Try to incorporate mirrors into your dorm decor. Mirrors can visually extend your space by reflecting the open space.

Furthermore, a mirror can easily double the appeal of your bedroom and increase the overall brightness. If you have a dim home or a room that’s particularly poorly lit, mirrors can help remedy the situation. Let more sunlight in by hanging them across from windows, accompanying it with the linen curtains that I mentioned above.

Scented Candles

As today’s technology and living costs thrive, life is getting much harder to catch. Sometimes, in order to completely switch off my mind from whatever the day has disappointed me, only a scented candle (or two) flickering away will allow me to truly switch off and better relaxed. What a tragic story! (Join the club please!)

The flicker of the flame and the low lighting provided by candles create an ambiance of relaxation and tranquillity. By using natural wax, it ensures that no toxins are released when burning. What leaves behind is the natural fragrances to circulate throughout the room. Pick up a day to indulge yourself in the aroma of the candles.

By added minimalism into our lives, you will finally be able to find lasting happiness—and that’s what we’re all looking for, isn’t it? We all want to be happy and be as lucid as water. Minimalists search for happiness and blessing not through materials, but through life itself; thus, it’s up to you to determine what is a must and what is throw-way in your life. By the way, Ainehome can provide you some advice if you want to purchase furniture.

 

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