For many people, living a more minimalistic life can be very appealing. However, if you’re used to living a certain way, especially within your own home, knowing how to make a transition into a more minimalist lifestyle can be a real challenge. 

One great place to start is with the design and decor of your home. By living in a space that embraces minimalism, it will be much easier to live these principles in other areas of your life as well. So to help you reach the point of minimalism that you’ve been trying to attain, here are three tips for creating a more minimalistic home design for yourself. 

Prioritize Functionality

A staple of living a minimalist life is ensuring that everything that you use or own has a real purpose and functionality in your life. By applying this principle to the design and decor of your home, you might find that you can eliminate a lot of your current belongings.

When doing this, shares that you’ll have a lot more serenity in your home as well as creating a calm environment for you to live. So before you choose to keep anything that you currently have or buy any new pieces to bring into your home, make sure you access if they will be functional for you to use and if they will serve a real purpose in your life and in your home. And if they don’t, it’s time to get rid of them. 

Stick With Neutral Colors

Choosing the right colors can also help your home to have a more minimalistic feel to it.

According to Tara Mastroeni, a contributor to, shares that most minimalist interiors stick with neutral colors. With this type of color palette, it’s easy for your home to look fresh and clean. However, you also don’t want things to look too clinical.

To combat this, try to use the 60/30/10 rule, where you use one neutral color for 60 percent of the items in your room, use another neutral color for 30 percent, and then choose an accent color that breaks off from the neutrals for the last 10 percent of the color in your space. 

Bring In Small Plants

One great way to add color and variety to a minimalist home design, according to Emma Loewe, a contributor to, is to bring small plants into your space. Succulents can be a great choice because they’re small enough not to overwhelm the space but large enough that they can break up your neutral colors and make your rooms look and feel more alive. 

If you’re wanting to make your home feel fresh and clean, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you achieve a more minimalistic look.