Do you have dreams for a minimalist home yet don’t know where to start? Welcome to the club. You see, in today’s consumer culture, it’s all too easy to accumulate stuff. Sure, some of these items are functional necessities, but we bet that the majority of the clutter in your home are things you had no intention of buying until some clever marketing gimmick convinced you otherwise.
Unnecessary Home Decor
Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the realm of home decor. How many times have you actually used that donut maker gathering dust in the back of your kitchen cupboards? And don’t even get us started on the great top sheet debate. With this in mind, we’re rounding up the unnecessary home decor items we think every household should ditch ASAP. Keep scrolling to take your first steps into minimalist heaven.
Novelty Kitchen Gadgets
Sure that donut maker/candyfloss machine/ bagel guillotine seemed like a great idea at the time, but how often do you actually use these novelty kitchen gadgets?
For us, there’s no strict definition of what a novelty kitchen gadget is – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure after all. Instead, consider how each piece fits into your daily life. If you enjoy cooking up waffles on the reg, then maybe that waffle machine can be considered a functional addition to your kitchenware line up. On the other hand, if you’re struggling to remember the last you used it, it’s probably time to get rid.
Head HERE to see our pick of kitchen gadgets you’ll actually use.
The only thing more annoying than having to remove a mountain of pillows before jumping into bed is the rearranging of said pillows the morning after. A selective curation is far more practical!
Having trouble falling asleep? Click HERE to find out how feng shui can help.
A TV Stand
A plethora of wall-mounted and cable free TV options have rendered the TV stand useless. Much to our relief.
The stands which come with TV’s are typically bulky things, taking up precious space. What’s more, they often end up making the TV the focus of the room, taking attention away from the actual design of the space. In both looks and functionality, the TV stand is unanimously unnecessary. If wall-mounted isn’t an option, consider using a chic console which blends with the aesthetics of your room instead.
If you’re ditching the stand why not ditch the TV too? Head HERE to discover how to stylishly hide the TV from view.
The controversial top sheet debate which swept the internet a few years back still rages on. And now it’s our turn to throw down the gauntlet and take a stand.
Given the lack of Americans in the office, most of our team are baffled as to why you would need yet another layer to your bedding. While a top sheet may allow you to go an extra week without changing your duvet cover, is the fuss of getting tangled within it every night really worth it?
Regardless of whether you’re team top sheet or not, everyone should be doing away with tech in the bedroom. Click HERE to see how this Scandinavian-inspired space does it.
With the advent of social media and the cloud, photos are just a click away so why waste any physical space? For those who really can’t do without printed photos, gallery walls are a good compromise. While the number of photos you can display is limited compared to the photo album, at least you can actually see your snaps on a day to day basis.
Discover more forgotten household items we don’t use anymore HERE.
What unnecessary home decor items can you think of? Let us know in the comments below!
While you’re on a decluttering spree, make sure you’re not making any of these classic mistakes! Also check out our review of the ‘Swedish Death Cleaning’ trend.