HOW TO ART MINIMALISM IN YOUR LIFE AND HOME…

We are all now taken in by the way we should minimalize our homes and the best way to do it is by buying a book all about it. The one I have listed here has everything you need to know on how to declutter and organize you life and your home. Just the cover encourages you to open it up and look inside.

The Art of Minimalism : A Simple Guide to Declutter & Organise Your Life by Olivia Telford from £23.01

This is a book to sit on your coffee table and take your time reading it in a comfy corner with a nice hot cup of tea.

Contrary to what many believe, decluttering and tidying up your home isn’t just about shuffling things around or throwing away items. It’s about consciously organizing your life to make room for prosperity, abundance, and happiness. In The Art of Minimalism you will discover:

  • The best way to utilize minimalism to be more productive and add hours to your day
  • How to effectively use the “Pomodoro Method” to simplify your minimizing process
  • The one thing you should do in the morning to create a “declutter domino” effect (hint: most people forget about this!)
  • A fool-proof 30-day challenge to effectively organize your space
  • Tips for spotting a “messy” relationship (and what to do about it)
  • Why a “cluttered brain” equals a cluttered home and how to clear the mental mayhem
  • How to use a simple, yet powerful organizational trick (this helped one mom build a multimillion dollar business)

Imagine… in just a few months from now, you could have a transformed space that’s stress-free, relaxed, and serene. Every time someone visits your home, they’ll continue to ask how you keep things so organized! Even if you have hoards of unnecessary things piling up like mountains, Olivia Telford shows you the little-known ways to declutter your life top to bottom. With easy-to-follow steps and a simple approach to minimalism, you too can experience the joyful and carefree life which comes along with tidying up.

I thought I was organized until I read this book, but I already feel more organized, stress free and productive. It is the perfect guide to minimalism and you will feel amazing once you have gone right through your home. With many of us with time on our hands at the moment this is the perfect time to give this a go. Don’t wait until after Christmas start now before you bring enough more clutter into your home with lots of Christmas decorations.

 I enjoyed the chapters which dealt with not just the ‘physical’ things we need to declutter but also our personal lives. I know this book would also be perfect for my daughter who is going through a phase of decluttering and feeling the benefit for it but I really want to keep it on my coffee table. I can’t wait for Black Friday so I can buy another one.

CHANGE A ROOM TO CREATE A CALM, TIDY AND STRESS FREE HOME…

When your home is clean and tidy, all your stress and tensions fly out of the window. When it’s cluttered and messy you feel really stressed out.

Don’t let the idea of sorting out a room will make you feel more anxious as it will have the opposite effect. Maybe first try with your bedroom doing some simple things like flipping your mattress and moving a few bits around. Maybe even try sleeping in another bedroom to see if you prefer it.

Buy some new bedding and pillows to completely change the feel of the room and clear all the clutter. Repaint the walls in white to make it feel bigger and add more light by changing the bulbs or putting some romantic fairy lights across the bedhead.

Pop in a couple of plants and sort out all your drawers. You will be amazed at how great you will feel when you have finished it. Once you can see and feel the benefit of finishing your room start in another room and do the same.

BOOK REVIEW – UNDECORATE: THE NO-RULES APPROACH TO INTERIOR DESIGN…

Undecorate: The No-Rules Approach to Interior Design is a book by Christiane Lemieux, & Ruman Alam.

Undecorate profiles twenty homes from all over the country, revealing their owners’ love of imperfection and penchant for surprise and unusual juxtapositions while inspiring readers to follow their own whimsy and practicalities in their personal spaces. An anglophile creates an English manor in Hollywood, mixing British flea-market finds with midcentury furniture. A car fanatic turns a vintage Airstream trailer into a master bedroom and situates it in the middle of a vast industrial loft in downtown Chicago. A couple transforms a log house in Nashville, Tennessee, by blending their modern and eclectic styles with the home’s rustic charm. Though the designs differ widely, the spaces all express an open-minded attitude. Some homes embrace their contexts, while others transcend them. All are shaped by instinct and imagination and share innovative ideas that readers can use to organically and elegantly create their home to match their lifestyle and tastes.

Lemieux gets to the essence of the homeowners’ distinctive styles, pinpointing the transformative ideas, thoughtful details, and useful solutions that make each home memorable. With more than 200 full-color photographs, Undecorate will both inspire and guide homeowners to a new outlook on home design.

It is a great book about fun interiors. It shows integrated interiors, lived-in and functional looks that are very classy and from contemporary to cozy, English cottage and Hygge living style.