Most potential clients I speak with mention that they love my stylish yet simple and clean aesthetic, and I’m always so flattered. So today, I thought I’d share my best tips for creating a simple and elegant home. Whether you’re starting from scratch or looking to refresh your current decor, these tips will help you achieve a home that reflects your personality and aesthetic while maintaining a sense of simplicity and style.
The first step to achieving a simple and stylish home is to declutter. Clearing out unnecessary items creates a cleaner, more organized space, allowing your meaningful belongings to shine. Take the time to go through each room and ask yourself if an item brings you joy or serves a practical purpose. If it doesn’t, consider donating or selling it.
The minimalist philosophy of “less is more” is often my guiding principle for a stylish and serene home. I find too much can often feel suffocating. And I should note that in my mind, minimalism should not mean having less for the sake of having less because that can sometimes feel like you’re depriving yourself. I consider having the right amount for me and my space. Everyone is different, so what feels good for you.
Once you’ve decluttered, it’s important to be mindful of your future purchases. Avoid impulse buying and carefully consider each item you bring into your home. Ask yourself whether it fits your style, if it’s of good quality, and if you genuinely need it. Investing in high-quality, timeless pieces can save you money in the long run and help maintain an elevated look in your home.
Before you start redecorating or making changes, creating a plan is essential. You can gather inspiration from interior design magazines, websites, and social media platforms to help you define your interior design style and create a plan. Decide on a colour palette, a style that suits your taste, and a budget that you’re comfortable with. Having a clear vision and a budget in mind will help you stay on track and avoid impulsive decisions.
A clutter-free home requires adequate storage solutions. Invest in stylish and functional storage furniture, like bookshelves, cabinets, and storage ottomans. These pieces can help you keep your space organized while adding to the overall aesthetic of your home. Oh, and don’t forget the baskets; I love using baskets to store items and add instant warmth and texture to any room.
While it’s important to maintain a sense of simplicity, don’t forget to incorporate personal touches into your decor. Family photos, meaningful artwork, or heirloom items can add character to your space. Display these items thoughtfully and sparingly to avoid overwhelming the room (or yourself). By striking the right balance, you can create a simple and stylish home that is deeply personal.
Regular maintenance is critical to maintain your home’s simple and stylish vibe. Keeping a clean and organized house is much easier than tackling clutter and messes once piled up. Set aside periodic decluttering and cleaning time to ensure your living space stays fresh and inviting.
Creating a simple and stylish home is a journey, not a destination. Don’t rush the process; take your time to find the right pieces and make thoughtful decisions. Your home should evolve with you, so be patient and enjoy the process of creating a space that truly reflects your personality and style.
In conclusion, creating a simple and stylish home is all about making deliberate choices and staying true to your unique vision. By decluttering, being thoughtful about purchases, making a plan, and embracing minimalism (whatever that looks like for you), you can transform your home into a place you love.
I’d love to help you get started, so please join My 5-Day Beautify Your Home Challenge – This guide will help you discover your home’s true potential and build positive habits you can use long into the future for creating your happiest home.
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