We hear these words and statements more often now, especially because so many people are downsizing their spaces. I work each week with space-challenged clients to solve their organizing problems and I think that makes me somewhat of an expert on the issue.
Of course there are many advantages to being a minimalist. Less stress, more time (less cleaning), less frustration, and no need to find a home for the stuff you really don’t need.
You can easily downsize with style by identifying your priorities and with effective use of accessories, lighting, artwork and colour.
Think about secret spaces for extra storage. Hollow architectural columns are perfect so you can add shelves or a door on one side.
For flexibility when downsizing stick with a bed that doesn’t have a foot board. Transform end tables into coffee tables by simply cutting down the legs.
And don’t forget to de-clutter clear surfaces and have a place for everything.
This cool Infographic below, courtesy of The Picket Fence, is a visual look at minimalism.