22 hours ago
I used to strive for having blank walls and empty corners. i thought it showed how “less materialistic” i am and aligned with my simple living values. that changed about a year ago when i realized that there is no need for me to hide away and cull things that don’t appeal aesthetically to me or my values. i enjoy using what i own as a form of decorating and it makes me feel more at home in my space. what has changed is that i no longer go out and buy decorations as soon as a trend pops up. i look at my possessions as something useful and they also makes me happy so why not use them to decorate? .
👡i have a closet that fits all of these clothes, but i thought, using my capsule on display will give me a sense of appreciation for my clothes a little more when i look at them out in the open.
📚i no longer own a bookshelf because the shelves of unread books gave me this burden and guilt that i don’t read enough. so, now i use my books for not just reading, but to add a little color around my spaces. the best part is i can switch them around with whatever color pallet i’m feeling at that moment.
not every minimalistic person believes in these methods but, i believe minimalism is unique to each individual. 🌿📒