Not all minimalists live in shades of black and white.
I love color. My bedroom definitely counts as minimalist, but color is everywhere – in the wood furniture, in walls the color of seaglass, in greenery and clear light bursting in through the open windows and in vases of fresh flowers.
Minimalism is all about finding the things that bring you joy…and eliminating those things that make you feel heavy, cluttered or depressed.
My room is an oasis of peace and calm, and being there brings me bliss. I feel at ease, relaxing or reading a book.
I genuinely believe that a calm, beautiful bedroom free of clutter helps us feel more rested and happy, as well as supporting our relationships with those we love.
Minimalists don’t have to wear black, grey and white, although many do find calm by eschewing color. Choose the colors and items that make you happy. Build your life around them.
For me, I base my wardrobe around my favourite colors of blue and green, and everything I wear is purposeful and comfortable. Color abounds, but my wardrobe has less than 33 items, and I wear everything I own. Nothing is unkempt, or kept simply because I bought it and feel guilty, or because I might fit into it again someday.
Minimalism frees us to be ourselves, outside of the demands of society. Own things because they make you happy and support who you are, not because you feel you should own them. If you want a neon pink house and it fills you with joy, then own that neon pink house and rock it with joy! 🙂
Be who you truly are.
With none of the stuff others tell you to have. Don’t be what other people tell you to be – you’ll never find your bliss that way.
Be your genuine self. No more, no less.