Minimalist living

Living with Less: My Minimalist Bedroom

Minimalism means different things to different people. For instance, in the 1960’s it was more a term used in art, music and design. The use of certain design elements. A cleaner look with more negative space, for instance. A minimalist bedroom can be interpreted and perhaps seen as such.

Today, minimalism means more than just aesthetics. It is the art of living with less. In my opinion, it goes hand in hand with the zero-waste movement. The desire to own less, so that we can live more. To have less of a negative impact on the earth, in terms of constantly taking part in consumerism. The vicious cycle of buying and trowing away. Rather share wealth instead of buying into the idea that we will be happy the more things we own.

“Live Simply So Others May Simply Live” – Gandhi

I know showing my imperfect bedroom is perhaps a silly notion. But I am happy to share with you my take on minimalism. Having the bare necessities, mean I don’t have to worry about much. Clean, open space feels like I can breathe. I also think that sensitive people tend to move towards a minimalistic lifestyle more. Less things to overwhelm them. Less clutter means calm all around.

The 10 things I have in my minimalist bedroom

  1. Mandala wall motif on a colored wall
  2. Delicious Monster indoor plant
  3. Dimmer lights
  4. A djembe drum
  5. Feral cats
  6. Something good to read – Jack Kerouac, On the road
  7. Prayer flags
  8. Metal clothes rail
  9. Coat hooks
  10. Baskets for clothes and shoes

You won’t get happier by consuming more.

If you are new to minimalism, then I urge you to do some research. There are many documentaries on the subject of minimalism and I will compile a comprehensive list shortly. But, today I am sharing this short documentary on consumerism and why it is a problem.Β http://www.theminimalists.com/films/

Thank you for watching!

Until next time. Please let me know in the comments if you enjoy a minimalistic lifestyle? Until next time!

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16 Comments

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    Jamie
    August 30, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    I’m always trying to downsize. This is a great read and great tips.

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      Gypsy
      August 30, 2017 at 2:31 pm

      Thanks so much Jamie. I am going to try a 30 day super-starter to minimalism and downsizing. As I feel I still have so much clutter and things that don’t serve me. Good luck with yours. πŸ™‚

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    Briana
    August 30, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    This is SO FREAKING CUTE! And your cat too πŸ˜€ Love love the minimalist look and the vibe! Might have to try it

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      Gypsy
      August 30, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Aaaaw, you rock Briana! Thank you! πŸ˜€

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    Tracy
    August 30, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    I just love that thing on the wall behind your bed! Is that made of wood or is it painted on the wall. It is stunning!

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      Gypsy
      August 30, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Thanks so much Tracy. It was screen-printed and made of a soft wood. πŸ™‚

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    Sara Flanagan
    August 30, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    I love this inspiration! Less is definitely more :). Your room is lovely <3

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      Gypsy
      August 30, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks so much Sara. Still working on minimizing it even further when I move. πŸ™‚ Thanks for watching / reading.

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    Sylvia
    August 30, 2017 at 6:59 pm

    I agree that one can find more peace and enjoy the comfort of open spaces. I surely do. That’s what makes more sense to me as well. I don’t like shopping nor clutter.

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    Leanne Brookes
    August 30, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    “You won’t get happier by consuming more” – so true! Buying stuff brings us short term happiness, but the long term happiness is about so much more. Thanks for sharing x

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    Susie - secondhandsusie.blogspot.com
    August 30, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    I love your room, it looks so calm. I’m more of a maximalist myself, I can’t stop rescuing pretty things from the second hand shops! I do try to keep it neat at least!

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    Elizabeth
    August 30, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    Love this! I’m slowly learning that less is more, and you make it look so easy! Thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

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    Kellyn
    August 31, 2017 at 3:05 am

    I’ve been on the journey to cutting unnecessary things out of my home and out of my life. It actually feels very liberating. Plus it’s served me well selling my things on Ebay. I love your blog. It’s very helpful.

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    Jo
    August 31, 2017 at 8:52 am

    Fabulous minimilistic luxury Carolyn! I love how my priorities have changed as I get on, no more hoarding or desire to buy stuff because it’s pretty. I spend any expendables on experiences, memories and yummy food πŸ˜„ Love your space ❀

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      Gypsy
      August 31, 2017 at 11:24 am

      My friend!!! Aaaah, miss you. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I still have a way to go in cleaning out even more. Moving in a months time too. So, I might be left with my toothbrush, bed, jeans and a t-shirt. πŸ™‚ See you soon! xxx

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    AmberLynn
    August 31, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I’ve tried, on several occasions, to create a minimalistic bedroom and lifestyle for myself. I fail miserably every time. I’m about to move, so I intent to try again.

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