Posted on 29 May, 2019
When it comes to home design, less really can be more. Minimalism is more than a hot trend; thanks to the hit Netflix series “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo,” it’s a global phenomenon. But minimalism is about more than tossing out old sweaters and determining whether an item sparks joy. It’s a purposeful decision to focus on the things that matter and remove the things that don’t. As you dream about how you’re going to decorate your brand-new home by Pardee Homes, you may want to consider this popular design trend. Here are a few benefits of minimalist design and some tips on how you can incorporate it into your own home.
It looks simple and sleek.
A minimalist look is a simple look. Focus on a few carefully curated pieces of furniture instead of a mish-mash of objects collected over the years; minimalism is bold yet modest. When you walk into a minimalist room, you feel a sense of order and aren’t distracted by clutter. As you select your home décor, remember to think quality over quantity: You want to choose well-made, uncomplicated items that serve a purpose.
It keeps you calm.
Color—or the lack thereof—is a key component of minimalism. Studies have shown that bright colors can increase stress levels and make you feel hurried. Minimalist design embraces calming neutral tones, like white, tan and gray. And, if you can’t live without a splash of color, limit it to accent walls or throw pillows. The Pardee Homes Design Studio is a treasure trove of ideas for incorporating these palettes throughout your house. There, you can touch and feel the latest minimalist design options to personalize your home.
It’s easy to maintain.
If you don’t have a lot of stuff, you don’t have a lot to clean. Minimalist rooms are easy to keep neat and tidy. You don’t have to worry about knick-knacks getting dusty, cords becoming tripping hazards, or strewn blankets looking messy. Keep in mind that lighter colors can start to look dingy over time, so be sure to set a regular cleaning schedule to keep everything looking pristine.
It improves your habits.
Once you have embraced a minimalist lifestyle, you’ll have to break some of your bad habits. Do you normally toss your mail onto the hall table and let it accumulate for weeks on end? Now you’ll need to go through it immediately to avoid a big stack of unsightly papers. On the weekends, do the dishes pile up in the sink throughout the day? Now you’ll want to put them in the dishwasher right after you use them. It might take some time to adjust your thinking, but you’ll find your new habits are worth the effort.
It makes you happier.
As they say, a cluttered house is a cluttered mind. Minimalism embraces open, airy spaces that help you relax and improve your mood. Once you eliminate the excess things you have lying around your house, you might be surprised at how much better you feel. By simplifying your home and your life, you are freeing up time and energy to focus on what really matters.
Don’t go at it alone.
If you are drawn to the minimalist style, but not sure how to pull it off, don’t fret. Our professional designers can take your vision for the look and feel you seek, and help bring it to life. We’ll help you put together a palette of colors and interior finishes that might make even Marie Kondo a little jealous.
Are you interested in learning more about minimalism and other design trends? Contact a New Home Specialist at (951) 289-5935 and tour the model homes at Centennial for some design inspiration or join the Interest List below.