Well, this is a question that you will never really get the perfect answer to, as everyone has a different opinion on the subject, but I would say that for the die hard minimalist, and you people know who you are, this style of living and designing is here to stay.
If you’re considering embarrassing minimalism, then ask yourself seriously if this style of design and living is for you?
Here is some information that will help you decide just that.
Can Your Really De-clutter?
The basic concept of minimalist décor will require a home that is free of clutter. If you are a pack-rat that still likes to keep that odd looking chair that you found in a car boot sale you visited ten years ago, despite not having sat in it for the last 5 years, then think again about minimalist interior designing as it just won’t suit you.
To start with minimalist décor, you simply have to make up your mind to remove stuff, only keeping essentials that you need. This goes for everything; furniture, curio items, kitchen ware etc.
Are you a Colour Freak?
Minimalist decor will often call for the use of a single colour throughout your home. Sometimes, it will allow you to use a certain set of colours although those colours will again have to be consistently used throughout the home. Such colour patterns are perceived differently by different people. Some find it depressing to see the same colours over and over again while some love the way it makes their home flow smoothly, from room to room. Depending on which category you fall into will tell you how far you should consider this change for you and your home.
Do Open Living Spaces Appeal to You?
Minimalist décor and open space living are like white on rice. They are just perfectly suited for one another. Open space living will require you to break down walls between all the common areas of your home, giving you plenty of open spaces. This is a very clever design technique to employ if you live in small quarters and want to feel like you live in a much bigger place. Obviously, broken down walls will create plenty of open space while a minimalist décor will complement that open space, without cluttering up the extra space that you have created.
Becareful though, there are draw backs to open plan living and you should only go down this route if you’ve really researched and thought about this kind of living space.
Do you like less housework?
A minimalist décor can potentially, dramatically at that, cut down your cleaning work like dusting, vacuuming etc. Since minimalism will require you to store away or get rid of stuff that you don’t need, you will find yourself cleaning a lot less. Depending on how much clutter one had before, switching to a minimalist design can usually help them save a ton of time on cleaning.