Hello! I just wanted to make a quick post to state that there is a separate article and home for future works of mine over at Medium.com. I write about the same topics as I do here. My first piece in particular discusses materialism in the United States and how to became switching to a more minimalistic lifestyle without going to extremes. I hope you enjoy it!
In today’s bustling world trends, it is easy to find ourselves with too much stuff. And as time goes on, we begin to realize just how much we really do not like the majority of the things we buy. If you put all of the items you own in one room, would you be satisfied? What if I could tell you that you that with less items and clutter, you would feel happier and your home would look better?
The main problem with style choice of today is that most people believe in either “bigger is better” or “newer is better.” I would argue however, that the phrase that should be used more is “quality over quantity.” With this concept, you are able to truly choose items that not only will make your home look beautiful but will also last past a season if you chose correctly. Furthermore, by focusing on items that truly speak to you and not necessarily what is in trend, you will find pieces which are timeless and truly authentic to you.
There are also practical reasons behind practicing simplicity in design. The obvious benefit would be the money saved from buying less items. However, less items in your home will also allow for you to spend less time cleaning and maintaining, saving time for you to do more activities which make you happy. This does not however mean you need to spend enormous amounts of money to find items of quality. Rather being mindful about the pieces you buy.Stores like Hobby Lobby, TJ Max, HomeGoods and Joss and Main also have unique and beautiful items for all style types, you just need to keep an eye out.
If you are deliberate with your style, your budget and your expectations the shopping experience becomes significantly simpler and you will find that you can actually enjoy the experience of decorating your home without breaking your budget.
Image: Living Room by Ron Brenner, licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0