Why minimalism?

fevereiro 10, 2017


(portuguese below)



When I returned to Portugal at the beginning of the year and went into my room, I thought I was entering a dump. I felt suffocated by the amount of things I had there. Two full-length secretaries (typical student desk, but I had two), a bookshelf full of books up to the ceiling, more books on the desks and bedside tables, lack of shelf space, a comfortable mop of makeup, varnishes, perfumes , Dossiers, paperwork, papers. Mobile with all dossiers since my first year of university (2010). Well, are you imagining the scene? I hope you don't, or it's a sign that you have the same problem. Yes, I am and I have always been messed up. It makes me confused to have everything in order and perfect. But perhaps this was due to the immense space I had, and that have to be occupied. 



The more storage we have, the more things we need to pack in these empty spaces. And it becomes a vicious cycle.Until that moment, I had never bothered. I was accustomed to having the room without any order. I always knew where everything was (which did not happen when my mother arranged it 😂). Then I started not to enjoy being in my room. I decided to take it all. Take out the closets, the desks, the bookshelf, to the bed.It was just the decision. There are things I intend to throw away / donate / sell. Other, I'll just keep them. This is not the goal of minimalism. It is to eliminate everything that is over. But let's take it easy. Who gets to throw it all away, like that?The first step will be to paint the room. In white. It's going to be remodeled, and I'm just going to have a bed, a desk, a bookcase, and maybe a chair. Okay, my dream is to have one of those fantastic chairs that hang on the ceiling. I still have hope that, after winning the euro million, that I'll be succeed.
Minimalism does not exist only in decorations. It exists in everything, in art, in one's life philosophy. What is important to remove from here is that in minimalism everything is reduced to the essential, to what is really necessary for each of us. It is common to find this concept in decoration, but also as a philosophy of a person, who dedicates himself to only dedicate to what is essential for himself, refusing everything that does not stand out, in order to achieve personal fulfillment. In this post, we'll talk about decorative minimalism. What we apply to our house.There are no rules that define, for example, that you can only have 10 pieces of clothing, or 3 pairs of shoes. If they ever tell you this, do not believe it. Minimalism is not an obligation, nor does it entail obligations and rules. The important thing here is how we feel.There are guidelines, yes. The main thing, regarding minimalist decor, is the organization. Each thing, each object will have its own place, its space. When it is not in use, it should be. When you finish using it, that's where you should pack it. It's simple. You can not mess up a place if it is organized. It is characterized by simple colors and lines. Neutral colors (white, gray ...) and whites are used. The whole set of furniture that are inserted in a room or a room, should give a "clean" look. Be decorative and functional. The arrangement with which they will put your belongings (the computer, for example) also gives a decorative touch. The minimalist style also does not give much focus to the use of lamps, giving preference to natural light or recessed lights.As for the decoration itself, this style also always requires little. It gives a lot of use to plants in small pots, perhaps a larger plant for a corner, one or two frames or frames.


Comfort and coziness are the most important points so that our house is a place where we can relax and rest.

We should reduce everything we possess to the essentials. Sometimes it can be a difficult choice. But if we think about it, from our wardrobe, with 30 pieces (for example), how many do we actually use?You must think about what causes you joy. If something gives us joy when we look at it, when we touch it, when we wear it, etc., then it belongs to us. It is something that makes us happy and should stay. But if we take a piece of clothing that we do not like so much, or that picture that doesn't bring any feeling when we look; Why keep this? So we take space with things that do not tell us anything, that were bought on impulse, because it was fashionable, or because it was offered and we do not want throwing away or giving to someone, for guilt. It is these (and many) reasons that lead us to have things.
Maybe we should think if this is really how we want to live. Objects do not bring happiness.

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