We’re going to go over minimalist design today — what it is and how to achieve it. It doesn’t take much to get the gist of it and begin implementing it in your mobile home’s aesthetic. We’re all about providing you with practical knowledge.
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So back to minimalism. Bringing minimalism into that mobile home life is a brilliant move in our book. But what is it? And how do we achieve the look? Read on and we’ll answer all these questions and more.
Minimalist design in a mobile home
Minimalism isn’t just about doing with less. It’s about enjoying life without distractions. It’s a lifestyle that bodes well with a mobile home.
According to Becoming Minimalist, minimalism is encapsulated in two words: intentionality and freedom.
By choosing minimalism, you are being intentional in the life you live.
“At its core, minimalism is the intentional promotion of the things we most value and the removal of everything that distracts us from it. It is a life that forces intentionality,” says the Becoming Minimalist site.
That’s right. Minimalism brings freedom. Rather than finding yourself at the whim of possessions and materialism, you find yourself free to shake off their grip on your life. A quick scan of your home will reveal that you have an accumulation of things that have not been used in the last six months or more.
When you accept minimalism, you realize that you don’t have to have it all. You’re free to keep the significant and do away with the clutter and things that vie for your attention.
And while minimalism is an internal mindset, it does manifest itself in various ways — as in design. So let’s see how it manifests itself in design.
The basics to achieving the minimalist look
There are some things you ought to know about reaching for that minimalist look. If you go to extremes, your home can lose the quality of warmth and welcomeness. You don’t want to do that.
Don’t lose your uniqueness
Minimalism doesn’t mean boring. As you whittle down your belongings and decor, remember to bring in or keep a variety of textures within your design. Dramatic shapes or colors pair well with those that are more subdued in the backdrop. There’s much you can do with these elements.
Keep a concise color palette
Sure, we mentioned colors. But don’t go all crazy by bringing in boatloads of color. Keep your decor and design limited to three hues of colors per room. Keeping colors a few shades apart is also a good idea. If your base is neutral, you have a great foundation for that minimalist vibe.
Accessories have their place
The problem is with going overboard in your accessories and accents. But please don’t get rid of it all. For instance, find a beautiful flower vase that fits your aesthetic. It will bring some character into your mobile home.
Declutter like nobody’s business
Pour your heart into decluttering your home. You’ll feel better to see things that you don’t use leave your home. If it’s not being used right now, it’s time to evaluate what needs to go and what stays. Once that’s established, you’ll appreciate our next point.
Look for storage options that mesh with your surroundings
We’re talking things like ottomans or floating bookshelves. If you can hide away your belongings in a manner that look intentional, you’re doing good. Not everything needs to be hidden away. Clean, rolled up towels can look nice out in the open on a floating shelf.
Less is more wins the day
Above, the ideas are a mere overview on how to get that minimalist design look. There’s much more to implementing a minimalist design in a mobile home. But that’s enough for today. We hope you find freedom and peace as you find your sense of style in minimalism.
Navigating minimalist design can be fun.
Sure, it can be a bit intimidating at first. (Letting go is hard!) But it’s rewarding — that is for certain. Give it a try, take it one room at a time and see where it goes.
Go the next step
We mentioned storage — this is a biggie for that minimalist vibe. Think about implementing some of these design tips for your walk-in closet space. You’ll love the ideas contained there for organizing your closet and making the most of that storage space. It will play well into cultivating that minimalist feel.