All posts tagged: lifestyle

Homey, Cozy Minimalist Home

I love the idea of minimalism, but minimalism isn’t homey, cozy enough for me. When I picture a homey, cozy home, I see lots of things: photo frames, quotes on decor, and homey scents. Lots of light, soft pillows and throws. I see things that show history: antique furniture and discolored cooking pans. I see lively things: an abundance of plants and pets. 3 tips to create a homey, cozy minimalist home Is there such a thing as homey, cozy minimalism then? It turns out that there is. The following are 3 tips to create a homey, cozy minimalist home: Focus on style over quantity: For example, do you prefer an elegant style or a nature-themed style? Either you go for the gold vase or the cactus pillow. Or maybe you go for both? (This tip is from “When You’re A Cozy Minimalist :: Decorating Made Easy” by Myquillyn Smith.) Use a few large things versus a lot of small things: Display one large indoor plant or one large wall decoration like a mirror or …

To Welcome Harmony into Your Life

You must tidy up. Declutter. I know. You probably didn’t want to hear this. If you’re like me and tend to be on the busy side. Or on the lazy side 😆. Tidying and decluttering sometimes stays at the way bottom of the to-do list. The Magical Effect of Tidying & Decluttering Marie Kondo inspired me to tidy and declutter again with her popular KonMari method. I say again because like some people all over the world, after I read her book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, I applied her tidying tips. I learned how to fold clothes properly. Can you believe that there is a functional way of folding every type of clothing and of storing even the most miscellaneous of things? In one episode of the show Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, Marie says that she doesn’t have magic to tidy homes. Instead, she says that she has a method that helps people tidy and declutter their homes. The KonMari method of tidying up has a magical effect on the lives of …

3 Benefits of Minimalism

Minimalism caught my attention because I found it purposeful. It helps you get rid of things that you don’t use, so that you’re surrounded by things that serve a purpose. Growing up, I found my self in houses, trailers, and apartments with basic furnishings. The backseat of our van became our couch for some time while I was in high school. It got to the point where we moved on an almost yearly basis; our few and simple pieces of furniture reflected that instability. Year by year, I learned how to let go of more material things. But when I stumbled upon Youheum’s Youtube channel Heal Your Living, I felt uncomfortable with extreme minimalism. As I watched Youheum’s video “26 Things I Don’t Buy or Own – Extreme Minimalist Frugal Living”, I wondered what it would take for me to let go of my precious hair dryer. Youheum does not own physical books, reads from an ebook reader, and does not have furniture in her living space. She does have a hammock which I think …