ehow – how to decorate in a minimalist style

i just noticed that ehow.com has full room-by room listings of “how to decorate in a minimalist style” from living rooms and home office to selecting accessories.  i didn’t notice too many pictures which would have been helpful.  and i did notice that ratings for most of them were in 3-3.5 star range but i do think the thoughts will be helpful for something as we continue to become minimalist.

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  1. alissa says

    I find it interesting that you could actually go out and spend lots of money and waste lots of resources on making over our house into a “minimalist” style, which for me would totally undermine the very principle! but, then, my husband and I are trying to approach life overall with more of a minimalist view, minimalist in the things we own, in the the things we buy, in the impact we have on our time and environment. that kind of stuff.

    this is a great blog. so glad we found you through our pastor’s blog, Fibonacci Faith. I decided to start pursuing “minimizing” our house hold stuff because we are a family of four, 2 working parents and 2 young kids, and I was constantly frustrated that I felt like I had to choose between spending precious time with my kids or keeping up with housework. so I decided that instead of spending all my time cleaning up, I would just give away the stuff! so to speak….anyways, great blog!

  2. Amy says

    I found this blog through Zen Habits, and I love it! Alissa, I feel exactly the same way. We are two full-time working parents with two small kids, and right now we’re paying someone to clean our house twice a month so we can spend extra time with our kids. I’m so ready to stop doing that and get rid of all the stuff so we can save time and money. My husband and I are both on board with the minimalist lifestyle, we just have to get started. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. says

    I too am inspired. My home is traditional yet minimalist and relaxing until i get to my den. Although not overly done it’s not simple. I have family pictures and accessories that have memories. My shelves were done professionally, not simple but tasteful. How do I know where to start with the rest of the room. It’s hard to have perspective when it is your home. Thanks for getting me started, and hopefully some help.

    • says

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    • di says

      Start with a list of what you want to keep. Think it over for a while. Then, when you have the time and can make the effort, everything will proceed more quickly.

    • di says

      Store your pictures on your computer and send them via email to others that may enjoy them.

      Keep only your favorite sentimental accessories. Store most of them away and rotate them periodically.

    • di says

      Just display a few things at a time on your shelves, such as:

      Stack or stand a few books.
      Stand a few decorative dishes.
      Display a couple of seashells.

      Simple, but elegant.

  4. di says

    I don’t have an office. I just use my handheld computer. Rather than use paper, I just send emails. I don’t need office supplies. I can do my work anywhere.

  5. di says

    I live in a studio. My daybed is used to sleelp, dine, study, entertain, etc.

    I don’t have a bedroom set, living room set or dining room set.

    I don’t have a bureau. I hang some clothes in the closet and store smaller items in wicker baskets on the shelf in the closet.

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