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In today’s fast-paced world, amidst the constant barrage of information, notifications and news, finding peace and tranquillity in our living spaces has become increasingly important.

An attitude as much as an aesthetic, mindful minimalism is all about how you feel in a space. It’s about striving for harmony and balance, so it’s also a lifestyle and a way of thinking.

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When I work with clients who are looking to create a more mindful home, I start by asking them the following questions:

  • How do you use the space?
  • What purpose would you like the space to have?
  • Which items do you already have that can help bring this to life?

Once this is established, we then look into what we can add, to help create a calmer and more relaxed atmosphere.


Declutter with purpose

Mindful minimalism starts with decluttering – removing the excess to make space for what truly matters. Begin by assessing each room and identifying items that no longer serve a purpose – and remember, an item that makes you feel good is just as essential as one that serves a practical function in the space.

Prioritise the absolute essentials for the space, to make way for an interior design approach that prioritises a soothing colour palette, natural light and clean lines.

If you’re struggling with clutter, some functional storage solutions will bring the calming and relaxing feel you need.

Quality over quantity

Mindful minimalism is all about embracing the philosophy of ‘less is more‘ by investing in high-quality, timeless pieces that will stand the test of time. You can mindfully adapt to your evolving needs by choosing furniture that serves multiple purposes, such as a sleek coffee table with built-in storage.

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Create tranquil spaces

When you mindfully design your home, you can make it a sanctuary for relaxation and introspection. To create a calming colour palette, I like to choose tones that convey a sense of lightness, tranquillity, and relaxation. For me, that’s light, earthy colours infused with calming tones like soft blues and greens.

Incorporating natural elements such as wood, stone, and plants is another effective way to bring warmth and serenity into your home. A good way to create a more calming ambiance is to optimise textures rather than colours. This way it feels less busy with fewer colours, but still adds interest.

For inspiration I suggest going outside. A great tip is to look at your surroundings. Go outside! Let yourself be inspired by the nature and environment near you and use this to create connection from the outside to the inside of your home.

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Mindful arrangement

It’s not just the pieces you choose but how you arrange them, too – to create a sense of flow and harmony within your space. Avoid overcrowding by leaving ample room for movement, ensuring that each piece serves a distinct purpose.

Modular furniture allows for versatile arrangement options, empowering you to adapt your space to suit your lifestyle and preferences. Start with some beautiful key pieces, but also keeping it simple to avoid cluttering and crowding your space.

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Be conscious about the things you surround yourself with in your home. It needs to bring a specific purpose, otherwise it’s not in line with the mindful, minimalistic way of thinking.


I am Kiran and I'm a Lifestyle Coach, Podcast Host, Vegetarian Nutritionist, NLP Master Practitioner, Author and an Interior Designer.

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