In a cluttered and busy world, a minimalist living room can create a peaceful atmosphere at home. This simple, purposeful lifestyle is about more than just decluttering your home. Minimalism has grown into a way of life that emphasizes living with less — and thus appreciating more. Though minimalism can be defined in many different ways, there’s typically one common unifying theme to the movement: a philosophy of living simply or living with less.
But a minimalist lifestyle isn’t about fitting all your worldly possessions into a single backpack — it’s about clearing or storing the clutter from your life and adjusting your mindset so you can live with more purpose and peace. Now minimalist living rooms can have bare white walls and empty shelves but they don’t have to. It can be as unique as you are, but there are some common themes that Minimalist homes tend to share.
Minimalist living rooms usually have these factors:
- Everything has a place
- Neutral and soft color palette
- Calm and relaxing moods
- Sense of space
Minimalist homes generally have far (1) less stuff and clutter in them. (2) Everything has a proper place to be kept or stored when you’re not using it. The use of (3) soft colors tends to emphasize the feeling of space, openness and emphasize flow and continuity through the rooms. The feeling in these living rooms is usually (4) calm and relaxing and creates a (5) sense of openness and space.
Start your transition to a minimalist home with the room you visit most often–and that accumulates the most clutter. Here are minimalist living room ideas to spark your creativity.