Minimalism was a repackaged version of materialism but advertised as something completely opposite. It was preaching consumers nothingness and claiming that it was the ultimate luxury.
It had its own set of toys(expensive paperweights), rituals, practices and methods that many fell for.
Zero is a state of mind not many can come to, and those who do, cannot stay for long.
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Minimalism has been talked about a lot in the past few years, with people like Marie Kondo, the international ‘declutter’ specialists, advising home architects and organizations on how to live without buying too much.
2021 is seeing another shift: the pendulum swinging back towards maximalism, as claimed by many authoritative publications.
Now that people have again started buying interior decor and other stuff, it is hard to believe how minimalism even became a fad. The empty rooms have now started getting filled not due to showiness, but out of fun, diversity and a need for change.
People have tasted minimalism and the new love for maximalism has the lessons and language learned over the years baked in, like wellness, health, virtue and sustainability.
2020 has been a transformative year for many of us, changing our relationships, work profiles, health and homes. Most of us look at life differently and often go into states of insecurity, suffering and instability. Minimalism has got a big blow due to the pandemic.
The past few years most people have been interacting virtually with other people, having human experiences like dates, webinars, meetings, without any real humans present near them.
The cold, digital life needs an outlet, and maximalism is just the therapy that is needed.
Minimalism is often seen as an all-white room containing few furniture pieces. There are no colors or patterns or decorative accents that don't serve some function. However, this is not true.
Minimalism can look very different from one person to the next. Pictures of well-organised shelves and neutral-pallet interiors can only convey so much.
When decorating your house, you might consider the transitional design if you find both traditional and modern designs not suitable for you. Better go with the mix of the two. Accessories are kept to the minimum, while the furniture and the textiles have the central role.
Nordic philosophy has a deep respect for functionality, clean lines, and longevity. Nordic design is created to be in harmony with its environment and a direct result of the region's climate.
During the long winter, homemakers maximise the space to reflect as much light as possible. Minimal furniture allows light and air to move around the room freely. The furniture employed are made of natural materials, such as wood, that will last instead of being regularly replaced.
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