Minimalism At Home
I've been thinking a lot recently about what minimalism means, especially with the term floating all over social media and Instagram (guilty myself). I've come to understand that it is means something different to everyone, making it quite a personal thing. For me, it is tied to an aesthetic, but mainly for what that aesthetic does and represents. I get really uneasy and restless if my apartment is messy and cluttered. I find it hard to just sit down and read a book or just relax if I am surrounding by meaningless 'things'. Over the years, I have moved a fair bit around London and therefore accumulated a lot of 'things'.
These 'things' however, seemed to be just spur of the moment purchases - items that I would never miss if I didn't see them again. Over the past year, I have started to embrace a different type of lifestyle which is much more minimal and focused on getting less but better quality. That isn't restricted to furniture, lighting and decorative items, but also clothing. Instead of buying a lot of clothes that will be out of fashion next season, I am only purchasing muted colour palettes and stripes (have to embrace my French roots!). These are things that will hopefully last a lifetime.