I admit. I’m no fan of the trendy ‘minimal living’. You know, clean lines, uncluttered work surfaces, tables with a strategically placed vase of freshly cut flowers…and very little else.
It could be an age thing (yeah cos i’m sooo old) but I have noticed, that with a lot of my friends that are younger than me, their house is of the minimal variety. Whereas most of my older friends have gone for the ‘lived in’ look.
Maybe it’s because as you get older you accumulate more stuff. Or maybe you care less when you get older. I like to have a lot of my stuff around me. Books. Magazines. Notepads. My bag ready to pick up and go. A half eaten packet of biscuits ready for the next cup of tea. I like to have cosy throws draped over my sofas.
I want to ask..if you go for the minimal look..’ where’s all your stuff!?’ Do you hide it in cupboards? Isn’t it tiring moving it all out of sight?
What do you think? is the 'Lived in' look just an excuse for not being a domestic goddess? Or is Minimal living just a way of having nothing to actually dust?
Just wondering, sat surrounded by my stuff in front of the fire….