Do you think this statement rings true? Well minimalist lovers certainly don’t agree with it. But is it worth embracing the minimalist style with so many other distractions for the modern day woman?
Like me, I’m sure that many of you have dreamt of clear surfaces, floors, light bright space and everything stored in it’s rightful place in shiny fitted cupboards.
However, with children, pets and men, it is hard to keep your home looking spotless, no matter how often you clean and tidy.
For example, when I’m home from uni, my mum, like any other I’m sure, likes the place looking nice for my arrival. This of course lasts for all of half an hour, until my brother comes home from school and his coat and bag are dumped on the kitchen table and shoes flung across the living room floor. Then my dad comes home from work, muddy builders boots are strewn in the hall, and keys are thrown on the sideboard. (Mum then of course puts them on the key rack where they belong, as she does every day). Then, as bad luck apparently comes in threes, my brother decides to make toast (without using a plate of course), and leaves the worktop covered in crumbs.
So this prompts the question, is it really worth trying to embrace the minimalist approach? Or should we all be more easy going and accept that when we have a family life will of course be chaotic?
Of course, I’m not saying there is anything wrong with being tidy. What I’m getting at is, we shouldn’t be obsessed with white walls, worktops and furniture. Because, lets face it, white isn’t very practical with children around. Shouldn’t a home be personal to the family living in it? Otherwise they might as well be living in a show room.
This video shows the ‘perfect’ features of a minimalist home:
Is it only me who thinks it doesn’t exactly look very homely?
Click here to see ‘Your Decorating Hotline’ showing the pros and cons, and successes and failures of minimalism.
In my opinion, having a clean and tidy house is fine, in fact encouraged, but minimalist looks too clinical for me. At the end of the day, you want a space that your family is able to relax in.
What do you think? Is the minimalist look one you’d like to embrace? Or do you prefer your home to look more lived in and personal to your family?