Alexandra Martin is a wearwell stylist living in NYC. When she's not creating stylist picks for wearwell members, she enjoys cooking old-school vegan health food, reading historical nonfiction, diving into astrology, and hanging out with her beloved friends.
You can do so many things to make your home feel inviting and uniquely yours. Taking the time to make my space feel like my own is a process that I love and it improves my mood each and every day. Just like your clothing style, your home decor aesthetic is personal and unique. I personally love striking a balance between hygge and minimalism. Minimalism doesn’t have to mean “sterile.” When this aesthetic is done right, it can be so welcoming! Open spaces and “less-is-more” decor literally make space in your home for people, life, and joy.
If you’re the type who feels that a clear space calms your mind, read on for tips to create an even warmer and welcoming environment to come home to:
Balance form and function
Opt for beautiful versions of ethically-made pieces that serve a purpose in your home. Use sophisticated coasters to keep your coffee table and nightstand free of scuffs and stains. The Leather Coasters Set and the Zarava Rattan Coasters Set get the job done in style! The Rattan Placemat provides a pretty place to set down casseroles and homemade bread, while also protecting your surfaces. The sustainable Leather Planter has a grace and softness that terra cotta lacks, making it the perfect home for your beloved plant babies.
Use texture to add warmth
Textures are a subtle way to add depth when crafting a home look that is minimal, and textiles can bring an ultra-warm vibe into your space. Adorn your couch with the ethically-made Handwoven Pillow Case. This cutie features a nubby texture that subtly adds interest to your abode. The Woven Wall Hanging is another option for achieving this effect. For something more subtle on your walls I love the petite Palm Leaf Hang Sign. The dainty line drawing and small scale make for a precious adornment that isn’t overbearing.
Give everything a proper place
Creating a minimal home aesthetic doesn’t mean you magically begin living in a design magazine. You’re a real person and you need a place to store odds and ends while maintaining the open space that this decor aesthetic requires. Set yourself up for success with the sustainable Rotika Bowl or the Ayata Tray. Their high edges will keep your keys, pocket change, and other grab-and-go essentials out of sight with organic elegance.
Take time to enjoy the space you’ve created!
Surrounded by the calm vibes you've created with your sustainable minimal decor, spend some time writing in the Intention Journal or send cards to loved ones with the Gratitude Greeting Card Set, thanking them for being a special person in your life. After all, giving something away is the most minimalist thing you can do; you're left with nothing but good feelings and gratitude.