Look around. Are you surrounded by clutter or clean lines? Does the idea of tackling the mess stress you out? Our modern way of life, while centered on extreme conveniences, is still packed to the hilt with things that we don’t really need. Just think of all the packaging that comes with ordering a single item off Amazon, or consider just how many phone chargers might be stashed away in bottom drawers around your home.
All of these trivial items end up taking up a lot of space, and this doesn’t even acknowledge the possibility that your home might also be filled with lovable mess-makers like pets and children. Studies have found that minimalism isn’t just an interior-decorating scheme – it also has a surprising effect on your mental health. Psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson’s advice to patients suffering from psychological maladies starts with, “Clean your room.” This extends to a whole philosophy of the favorable environment created by minimalism for your mind.
By keeping your home clean, uncluttered, and minimally decorated, you’re guaranteed to reap positive mental responses. They say less is more, and we couldn’t agree more. In fact, the 20 gorgeous interiors in our gallery prove the adage right and offer visual inspiration for embracing a more streamlined look.