I’m so excited to bring you a very welcome distraction from the chaos that has consumed our lives as of late. Today I have the privilege of sharing our cozy minimalist home in the form of a Spring home tour!
If you’re visiting from over at The Collected House, welcome! Jenna is a sweet friend of mine that I met last year at the Haven Conference. We basically clicked right off the bat and the rest is history! I adore her, I adore her blog and I look up to her ability to run a power tool!
We are spending lots of time at home these days. How are you feeling about that? I know it’s making us all a bit crazy, but I am working on focusing on my gratitude a lot more lately.
One thing I am most grateful for lately is our home. If it weren’t for this home we have created to be a haven, our haven, I am sure I would have gone crazy by now. I say that to say, I am passionate about the notion that your home needs to provide you a space of peace and cultivate joy and I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to do that.
Why a Cozy Minimalist Home?
Cozy minimalism is the perfect blend between the coziest of cozy homes and a minimalist’s dream space that is pure and clean. It’s a marriage of the best parts of both worlds.
There is beauty in the simplicity of living a minimalist life. A cozy minimalist home is one where things have their designated space and there isn’t an abundance of stuff. Everything serves a purpose, including items that provide warmth and comfort.
School has been cancelled in Kansas for the rest of the year. My husband and I are both in education so all five of us are learning our new normal being together all the time. One of the things that I truly believe has kept us all functioning is the fact that we don’t have a lot of stuff in excess.
Our spaces are filled with specific items and pieces that bring us joy and anything that doesn’t fit within those guidelines, doesn’t stay.
Spring Cozy Minimalist Home Tour
I am excited to show you some of the simple ways I have decorated our cozy minimalist home for spring around the house. You’ll find that I love simple, classic spaces. I don’t like to overdo it and would much rather make small statements that we can easily live around.
I wanted to feature my custom ladder shelf from KC Furnishing Co. because I enjoy getting to style it with the changing seasons so much. This shelf combines some of my favorite things with natural wood elements and metals alike.
I prefer to keep the decor in our home simple across all seasons. Simple, to me, means less clutter, less congestion, more clarity, and more space to do the things we love. Simplicity brings us joy. So I will typically use similar pieces like books, vases, and baskets to be the main pieces on the shelf. And then, each season I just work in a few seasonal pieces. The books, candlesticks, vases and baskets just get repurposed each season.
Less is so much more when it comes to shelf styling.
Let me tell you about how I started on this journey of indoor plants. I wanted something green in our home, anything. I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep anything alive so I decided to go with something simple and easy to care for. My first house plant was a snake plant (or mother in law’s tongue as some call it). I still have the same one I bought two years ago and it’s doing great. I have even split it into pots so now I just have more!
Since then I have continued to collect plants and now have a majesty palm, as well as an aloe plant and a fiddle fig.
Spring is a season that signifies new life and growth, so this is the perfect season to work to incorporate house plants in your decor. I have a plant in almost every room on the main level!
If you haven’t read my recent post about the best area rugs, then you will want to click here to check that out.
I do want to share a little bit about the impact that a rug has on a room. When you are looking to refresh a room or space, a new rug is almost always the perfect way to do that. It balances and anchors your furniture and brings everything together.
The rugs we have in our home range from bold and boho to neutral and simple. Our dining room rug is linked here. It is from Boutique Rugs and is super quality and soft. They have a huge selection. You can even use my code to get a discount if you find something you love (ITSANNA55).
The rug in our living room is from RE in Kansas City. The rugs from RE are incredible and are not mass produced, so not everyone is going to have a rug exactly like that when you order one from them. Additionally, when you order rugs from RE you are supporting a small, local business and that means the world to the families that those businesses support.
For the last part of our tour today, I want to share with you how you can use simple neutrals to complete the cozy minimalist look for spring.
A lot of people will shy away from anything white or cream because they fear ruining it before they have even had time to enjoy it. I was a lot like that, but then one day, I just decided I couldn’t let fear drive me anymore (haha). Whites and creams are light and bring a sense of clean simplicity to your home. They make it very easy to incorporate pops of color and provide a neutral backdrop to the things you want to stand out in your home (i.e. family pictures, decor peices).
You will find a lot of neutral tones in our house. I like to bring in different textured elements with pillows, blankets, and rugs. House plants bring in an earthy element that is grounding and work both as a neutral and a texture.
You will not find a ton of new things here from as Winter turns to Spring. I find that the greatest statements are made in small changes here and there.
If you’re following along on our Spring Home Tour [Quarantine Style] then next up is my friend, Fariha over at Pennies for a Fortune.
And if you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out each of these ladies Spring Home Tours below!