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
- Mandala wall motif on a colored wall
- Delicious Monster indoor plant
- Dimmer lights
- A djembe drum
- Feral cats
- Something good to read – Jack Kerouac, On the road
- Prayer flags
- Metal clothes rail
- Coat hooks
- 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. 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!