Cozy Minimalist Home Tour
Creating a minimalist home is not just about having less stuff. It is about carefully selecting the items that reflect the people who live in the house and feeling peaceful and comfortable in your own curated, clutter-free space.
Today, I want to take you on a cozy minimalist home tour and show you what that looks like in our own home.
I believe that the entryway says so much about the rest of the house, so I try to keep it neat and tidy. Next to the shoe rack, I have my rubber plant, which represents abundance, happiness and prosperity.
We probably spend the most time in our living room. It is an open layout, and the high ceilings with wooden beams make the room feel even more airy and spacious. There are many windows, which always fill the room with natural light, and the room cannot be complete without all of my plants.
I have two whimsical and dreamy art pieces on the wall, both by my favorite artist. I purposely kept all the other walls bare because I feel like it brings more focus to those two art pieces. Besides, being surrounded by bare walls and empty spaces can be meditative in a way.
Our couch is the centerpiece of this room. I usually prefer the second-hand market for everything else, but I have had bad experiences with couches in the past, so I am more picky about them now. I opted for something neutral, comfortable, and easy to maintain.
Once the couch was selected, everything else fell into place. I got the coffee table for free because it was broken, but my husband fixed it up and now it is better than new.
This is also his office space, so he keeps all of his devices and personal belongings in the little storage compartment inside the table, which hides away nicely when he is not here.
The intention behind this room was to remove as many distractions as possible so we can enjoy each other's company. If I feel the need to switch things up, I will rearrange the furniture, switch out the books, bring in fresh flowers, and that has been more than enough.
From the living room, the kitchen is just a few steps away. Having my favorite pantry items, spices and condiments readily available is what makes it feel like home to me.
Although it may not be very minimalist of me, I love open shelves because I like to see all the things out in the open. I think mixing and matching tableware can be an art form in itself, so why not display them? It serves both function and beauty.
Our kitchen has a lot of storage space, and about 80% of it is still empty. I would not even know how to begin to fill it, nor do I feel the need to. It does allow us to buy non-perishable items in bulk and store them, which saves us quite a bit of money on groceries.
Right next to the kitchen, we have our separate dining area. We have been hosting more get-togethers with family and friends recently, and it has been wonderful.
A little hallway leads into all the rooms. Our main bathroom is nothing fancy or special, but I do love that I have a tub now. Also, I love our towel rack with the little animals.
Across the bathroom is my office. Clutter gets in the way of clarity, so I wanted to be very intentional with the things I bring into this space. I chose a painting by the same artist to add a bit of color to this room.
I have all my books and journals on one shelf of my lamp, so I limit myself from buying too much. I use the extra closet space for my capsule wardrobe.
Next room is our guest room. The room is very simple, and I figured the guests can fill it with their own things so that they can feel more at home.
Finally, let’s get into our master bedroom. We found the bed frame and headboard on Facebook Marketplace for such a good price, and it even came with two matching bedside tables. Since we saved money on that, we splurged on the nice sheets and duvet, which is a win-win for me.
Like all the other rooms, I just have one hanging wall piece, and I chose this beautiful macramé. I feel like it is the perfect minimalist home decor for a bedroom because it adds texture and warmth.
I do have my little sentimental items scattered throughout the room. I found this antique jewelry box at a New York flea market. It has been with me through thick and thin, and it will go wherever I go.
This is our main closet. I have the rest of my clothes here, mostly my cold climate clothes. The coolest thing about this bedroom is that it has a little half bathroom.
Whenever we have guests over, like right now, it is nice to have our own sink to get ready in the morning.
Now that you have seen the inside, let me show you the outside. I do not spend a lot of time out here because there is not much privacy. Still, it is nice to have space to dry our clothes, journal, and just hang out with the dogs. This is our first home with a little fenced in yard for the dogs, and I think every dog deserves it.
I have moved so much in my life, lived in over 20 different homes, and what I know now is that everything that makes a house a home is within us. It is not about the cool furniture or the contents of the house, but the stories that we create within the space. I believe that a simple, minimal home really sets the stage so that we can focus on living our best lives.
Cozy minimalist home
Is your house minimalist? If so, how do you make your minimalist home cozy? Share your favorite ideas in the comments!