From the time we are born, we are pushed to have more and to be more. Understandably, our parents are a driving force behind this mindset because many of them want more for their children than they had. But, this isn’t the only place we are inundated with the “have more and be more” mindset: Ads on the internet, billboards, TV, radio, magazines and newspapers show us every day that more is better. Consequently, many of us stress ourselves out working long hours so that we can spend our money on the fanciest cars, biggest homes, trendiest fashions, coolest gadgets and the most popular toys. Many of us are doing a good job at keeping up with the Joneses. But is it really worth it?
Deep down, we know that our happiness cannot be bought at the local Walmart and more isn’t necessarily better. However, we’ve been told that for so long it can be hard to snap out of the usual cycle of material accumulation. This is where we come in: Today, we discuss five Pinterest boards that are ideal for people who yearn for a minimalist lifestyle, giving you some ideas of how to get started or how to take your minimalism to the next level.
This minimalistic board will show you everything you need to know about small-apartment design. It features pictures for inspiration, tips to help you decorate your minimalist home and more.
This board is run by aLETHES aRCHITECTURE, a workshop for research and development in the domain of architecture, design, urban planning, photography and digital art.
This board goes to show that minimalist architecture and interior design need not always be defined by cool concrete surfaces. Natural materials with a warm hue are collated, with designs by John Pawson featuring prominently.
Ben Leeming’s board is dedicated to the undisputed kings and queens of Minimalism: Japanese architects and designers. Dive in for countless blind façades, serene interiors and barely a speck of dust in sight.
This board is operated by Rah Chai and has information that will teach you about becoming a minimalist, getting rid of clutter and much more. It features minimalist quotes, design inspiration and tips to help you begin living a minimalist life today.