In living minimally, I apply the same rules to not just fashion, but to my home as well. I write a lot about clothing, because essentially it is where I have the most difficulty in keeping minimal. In other areas of my life, I tend to already be very careful and thoughtful about my purchases.
For those of you who have been following, you’ll probably recognize some of the pieces I have purchased for my home (I will slowly integrate more of them into my photos… if anyone is curious 😉 ).
I collect pieces I can move from place to place, which don’t tire of after a few years and that coordinate well with one another. I follow similar rules that I do for my wardrobe – I look for pieces that are beautiful, affordable, and functional. I explicitly only buy furniture in white, clear (acrylics or glass), wood, metals, and neutrals. As you may be able to tell by now, my favorite architect is Frank Lloyd Wright and his “Organic” style architecture – he incorporates natural elements and surroundings into his buildings as much as possible – I love it, with a bit of a modern twist.
Taking the time to browse for home decor is important. First of all because these purchases are expensive, and second of all, they are not easily discardable. I also avoid buying what’s more than necessary. With that mindset, it severely minimizes impulse buys. Of course, there are also items you can purchase that are quick and less expensive – but they break easily and do not last – and we aren’t in college anymore. The gems are finding those that are reasonably priced and of good quality.
Conscious consumption – great for you, great for the environment.
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