As avid believers that less is more, we find simplicity is always the key to good design. And if you want to know how we do so, keep reading, because today, we’re sharing 4 ways to simplify your space!
LIMIT YOUR ACCESSORIES
This is a hard one because we all know how much we love our pretty accessories! As tempting as it is to fill your whole shelf or mantel with every cute thing you found at HomeGoods, STOP! You absolutely want to limit the number of items on display. For example, if you are styling a bookshelf, limit yourself to 3-5 items per shelf. A more simplistic shelf design is going to make your space feel more clean and open.
CREATE SYMMETRY AND BALANCE
If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that we are symmetry queens! It’s amazing how a balanced and functional space can completely transform the look of a room. To achieve this look in your house, find your room’s focal point and balance your furniture and/or decor on either side of that point. Be sure there are easy pathways between your furniture as that will create an open and simplified space.
DECLUTTER WITH PRACTICAL STORAGE
If you want to a simplify a room to it’s full potential, it’s important that you declutter your space. Think about finding storage solutions that will correspond with the rest of your room. We love all types of baskets and bins, to keep your space pretty and to hide away all of the clutter and “junk.”
KEEP IT TO THE ESSENTIALS
The most important thing to consider to achieve simplicity in your home is to stick to the basics. This means choose furniture and decor that make sense in your space. Maybe you have a really pretty chair but you just can’t seem to find a place for it in your room. Our best advice — don’t force it! In the end, a room with less furniture and more space is going to look 10x better than a room with overcrowded furniture and less space.
That just scratches the surface, but implementing two or three of these suggestions in your home is going to make all the difference. Are there any other ways you simplify your home?
Photography: Laura Rae Photography, Melissa Oholendt Photography