Life can be overstimulating, complicated or cluttered. When we think of what minimalism means, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is “less”. Minimalist art uses fewer colours, reduced motifs and simple shapes. Musical minimalism requires fewer instruments, simpler melodies and sometimes even total silence. In fashion, it means fewer embellishments, simple lines, sharp cuts, an eye for detail and reduced colour schemes. What minimalism truly means is quite literally “less is more”: A smaller number of more vibrant colours, simpler but more sophisticated shapes, art that allows for more space and more silence, design that invites the onlooker to take a step back.
Minimalism as a life philosophy boils down to living a simple life with fewer but carefully selected things, fewer commitments and less noise to, instead, gain more clarity on the things that truly matter, more time, and more calm. Minimalism as a life philosophy doesn’t require you to give away all of your belongings and renounce all worldly things. Instead, it encourages you to be less attached to objects, focus on the ones that have a real value, as well as the people and events in your life that are important to you. The end result is not restriction, but freedom. How can minimalism help you live a calm and simple life? Find out below!