Minimalism, Feng Shui & Leaving Room To Grow!

white walls

(Elle Decor) 

Less is often best when deciding how to set up a home or an office.  In the real world, though, here’s what happens: You have empty walls and you grab a handful of whatever might suffice for those walls, you reach for furniture you think you “must” have and get whatever you can find to suffice.  There is no color but you don’t know what colors to use so you pick colors at random hoping to create the energetic wow factor you lack.  There are empty shelves so you rush to fill them so your place is finished, or you seek smaller shelves so that what you have seems voluminous.  And, in effect, you pack your house.  What happens when you earnestly “fill” a place with stuff? 



Here is a bookshelf with lots of space. It may feel “light” on information right now, but there is a magnetic quality to its emptiness.  Each book seems a bit more selective and important.  You can see what you have to pluck from.  And you are motivated to add more books, deliberately, as you grow and your interest grows.

It’s the same with white walls: everything on a blank wall will become intensely prominent, so you can thoughtfully decide what to add to the walls and build a personal and singular expression.

Sometimes we rush to fill a void with words, just like we rush to fill shelves and walls and homes and offices full of stuff for the sake of not having empty space.  The quiet of emptiness can be daunting, so we add in lots of people and activities to life to fill that quietude and patch up the gaps. Quiet is a place of action. Empty is a dynamic space.

Allow yourself to embrace a bit of minimalism, a bit more emptiness, a little quietude.  De-clutter, subtract, become more deliberate.  You may find you are more careful with your words (not just tossing them out to fill the silences) and more deliberate with your connection to your home, as well.

Minimalism leaves you room to grow…!



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Katie July 12, 2013 at 12:45 am

I love this. I have been trying to think of what to put on my new white walls. I feel like it just needs something.. anything… but I just need to let go of that thought 🙂

Hannah July 12, 2013 at 11:26 pm

I’m so glad you posted this. For the first time in my life, I will have an actual office at work starting in the fall! I do a lot of freelance and contract work so my car has always functioned as my “office”–the space where I store essential materials, and where I retreat to when I need a few minutes to regroup. Now I have a whole room full of empty space, empty walls, empty bookshelves. I have been trying to decide whether I should just buy some stuff to make it look more settled-in, or if I should just slowly and organically settle into it.

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