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What is Minimalism?

Are You a Minimalist?

Here's a post from CasaSugar Community member Laura Trevey from the Su Casa group:

Are you a Minimalist? According to Wikipedia, minimalism describes a movement where "work is stripped down to its most fundamental features . . . it is rooted in the reductive aspects of Modernism, and is often interpreted as a reaction against abstract impressionism and a bridge to Postmodern art practices." Strip it down to the fundamentals. Hide the clutter. This Japanese-style room is gorgeous and I am a huge fan of plush cushions on the floor.

To see more minimalist rooms and chime in on whether it fits your aesthetic,


Notice all the geometric shapes the furniture makes in this room. The sofa, chair, and table form a square on the rug. The green and orange colors are fun in this room! The color scheme is even continued on the ceiling.

I have always been a fan of all white interiors and this one is no exception. Images via brightboldandbeautiful via beinteriordecorator

What interior design styles please your aesthetic? Be sure to post photos and tales of your home in the Su Casa group!

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nyxmoxie nyxmoxie 7 years
Yes I'm a minimalist. However my bf and I don't care for the modern geometric look, those pieces are too trendy. We tend to like more comfortable furniture, a little more traditional but still contemporary. I don't like clutter, and I don't like too many accessories. I also hate tacky decor as well. I tend to throw out anything at the end of the month that I haven't used. I'm constantly throwing things out that I don't need. Everything I have could fit into the trunk of my car. A long time ago I've learned that having a lot of stuff doesn't necessarily make you rich. At some point you have to reach a point of "enough" -what is enough for you. I think some people no matter their economic status never reach the point of enough, doesn't matter if they're working class, middle class, upper middle class or the capitalist class. They just don't reach that point, that's why you see many people in bankruptcy from all sorts of income brackets. I also find it easier to move without a lot of junk to carry around with me. Sure I like nice stuff and money is important, I have a goal of retiring early, but I know how much is enough for me. I think the most important things in life are your friends, family, your journey in life, your character, experiences, what you learn and how you grow.
bryseana bryseana 7 years
I love the minimalist look. It feels freeing and clean. I really like the rooms pictured above.
Zyada Zyada 7 years
I tend to swing back and forth between minimalism and an almost edwardian lushness. It makes decorating really interesting...
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Yes, I am. Incidentally, I don't hide clutter. There is no clutter. All my storage (closets, shelves, drawers, etc) are neatly organized. :)
Phorrest99 Phorrest99 7 years
I try to be, but lately there's been so much clutter in my place. I like an uncluttered minimalist place. It just calms me down because everything is in its place & it has a feeling of being organized. I love that.
Jazz-It-Up Jazz-It-Up 7 years
I would say that yes, I am a minimalist. I like to decorate around a few major pieces and keep clutter at bay. I like clean lines but I am much like skigurl and lean towards being more traditional then modern in décor.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
to some extent, yes i don't like clutter, i don't like kitschy, i don't think there needs to be "stuff" on every surface and covering every major piece is enough and the rest can be bare and classy sometimes i hide the toaster in a cabinet and my boyfriend gets angry because he needs it to be out when he wants to toast something, but for me, counters needn't be cluttered, and i keep as little as possible on them the only difference between my style and that of the photos above is the modern aspect...i'm much more traditional...i mix modern aspects, clean lines etc. with dark wood and blend a bit of a country feel with a city style
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