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Simplicity In Action: It Pays to Be Simple

It’s hard to be a fan of minimalism in the U.S., where every other media message is “BUY BUY BUY!” But there are some great benefits to choosing this style of decor, especially if you’re operating on a budget, live in a small space, or find that clutter makes you feel stressed out and overwhelmed. Pad Style makes a great case for minimalism in a recent post in which they argue that stripping your decor of stuff doesn’t have to mean stripping it of style.

So just how does simplicity of sensibility pay off? Minimalism is peaceful – you may find that downsizing your stash of possessions is stressful, but once you’ve pared down to the essentials you’ll feel a lot more in control. And minimalism can be inexpensive in the long term – if you’re not hooked up you may need to make some initial investments, but once you have the essentials you can put away your checkbook.

Plus, minimalism represents a great way to use space. Make your essentials awesome – like this very NOT budget friendly Alvar Aalto armchair – and you don’t need a lot of other decor!

2 Responses to “Simplicity In Action: It Pays to Be Simple”

  1. La Petite Acadienne October 19, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Staircases like that, while visually stunning, scare the bejeezus out of me. What if you stumbled sideways? Or (yikes) had kids?

  2. Christa Terry October 21, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    Tell me about it! I’m not the greatest at navigating stairs – as in the regular kind with big steps and no holes between them and stuff to hold on to – I’d probably be in traction within the week.