The minimalist and green movements share some common themes, like the value associated with consuming fewer resources.
But getting to less can be a challenge.
A minimalist aesthetic helps you consume less, clean less and maybe experience less stress.
Leo Babauta, author of the Power of Less, provides some ways to create a minimalist home.
1. Eliminate furniture. The fewer pieces of furniture, the better. Eliminate as many pieces as you can without sacrificing comfort.
2. Clear floors. Keep only furniture on floors and clear out stacks of books, magazines, and other clutter.
3. Declutter for easy cleaning. Clear flat surfaces of knick-knacks, books, papers, gadgets. Instead opt for one or two decorative items. It’s easier to clean and the style offers visual peace.