Simply Simplify

How often do we simplify and declutter? Do we keep unnecessary items? Maybe it’s time to do a little cleansing in the home and make sure everything serves a purpose. When my husband Ara and I moved into our new apartment recently, we learned something important, we found that we really enjoy simple and minimum home décor. Though our new apartment is twice the size of our old one, we have half the amount of home décor! This was such a big change for us, and I must say; our place feels so light and airy without all the clutter. We chose a few important things, like family photos and cultural items that mean a lot to us, to decorate our home. Those key things are what make the space feel like ours. Everything else, we either donated or put into storage. After simplifying our home, we also decided to simplify our wardrobe. It might sound strange, but it felt so freeing to get rid of clothes that we no longer needed. We had so much stuff that served no purpose, other than wasting space. I can’t tell you the number of times that I would look through my clothes, and immediately pass over the same items over and over again. The only reason I had those items was to satisfy my thoughts of, “What if I need it?” It absolutely helps to make sure that everything in your closet is being used, and if it isn’t, then TOSS IT!

Replace clutter in your home with organization. Your home will feel a little more spacious and you will feel so much better knowing that your home is organized, (and don’t forget, you donated to those in need as well!) Simplicity is up for interpretation, so what I feel is simple, might be too plain for you. Or perhaps you prefer less decor than I do. Either way, simply find your simplicity!

“There is beauty in simplicity”

xo

Ivy Elkington

If you need some help on how to simplify and declutter, here’s some tips:

  • Remember, less is more when it comes to home décor.
  • Pick a style i.e. We like Boho, so we used that style with beiges, whites and added color with plants.
  • Start with a few key items, and slowly build your look in each room.
  • A good rule of thumb for clothes; if you haven’t worn it in the past 6 months, toss it.
  • Out with the old, in with the new. If you buy a new shirt, toss an old one!

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