Have you heard this term yet? I have a hunch it will be BIG very soon.
I first came across the idea of “Cozy Minimalism” a couple of weeks ago. I must tell you, I am HOOKED!!!
Like many of us, I scour Pinterest for home decor ideas and have not ever really nailed down a style that is “me”
I like elements of many styles…
Farmhouse Styles like Joanna Gaines does on “Fixer Upper”
Hampton Style from when the TV show “Revenge” was on
But nothing made my heart sing. Hubby and I are not “frou- frou, frilly. pillows everywhere” people
So often, I will look at decorating ideas on Pinterest in magazines and just see clutter and dust collectors, all which translates to far too much cleaning for my liking.
However, on the other end of the scale, I am not really into the starkness of true minimalism or “Industrial Chic”
The feeling I get from this style is somewhat “Bachelor Pad” or “Hotel Room”
THEN!!! I found “Cozy Minimalism”
The term has been coined by blogger Myquillyn Smith of Nesting Place As I read through a number of posts, I could feel myself getting drawn to this simple compromise of stark bare minimalism and over cluttered and busy.
Her ideas have been so popular she has written a best selling book on the subject…
To complement the book she even has a course to follow and create your own Cozy Minimal home. You can find it here. I have a bit going on right now, but I have signed up for the course. Here is what Myquillyn has to say about the style…
Cozy minimalism isn’t a style, it’s a mindset.
Cozy minimalism isn’t about going without or achieving a particular new, modern style. Nope. It’s simply a mindset that helps you get whatever style you love with the fewest possible items. Why use more if you don’t have to?
I know you want a warm, cozy, inviting home, without using more resources, money and stuff than you need to.
Cozy minimalism is the perfect balance of simplicity and abundance and you get to decide how cozy, abundant and simple you need your home to be at any given time.
I am really looking forward to starting this and seeing how our home evolves. I have no intention of spending a great deal of money ( as usual ? ) as I am sure I will be able to create the suggested looks with either what I have or with KMart or Op Shop finds.