How to Make Your Home More Minimalist

Snow White faux wood shutters with cream and black armchair

Tips to minimalise your home

Over time, the home can get crowded and cluttered. We collect, acquire, and sometimes hoard. It’s easy for things to get overwhelming. If this is resonating, then it may be time for a switch a minimalist home.


If you're not sure how to be minimalist, fret not, because we've got you covered. It's important to remember that it's about more than a clear out. It’s about creating a space that’s open, restful, and rejuvenating.


In this quick guide, we’ll get you on your way, from tidying tips to minimal home décor inspiration.

Dining room doors with Vivid White shutters

Start by room by room

As with many things, getting started is the hardest part. The best thing to do is keep things digestible. Start by assessing each space.


What is its purpose? What can be removed? Are you happy with the existing furniture, colours, and overall look? Are you looking specifically to make more space in your home?


By taking a systematic approach to a more minimalist home (and more minimalist windows), the task won’t seem so overwhelming. So, get to it!

How to declutter your home

The word of the day: declutter.


Sort through your old belongings and get rid of the things you don’t need or love. It might be difficult, but now’s the time to be ruthless. We promise you won’t regret it. Plus, you can donate or sell any items that need a new home.


Remember, you’re only keeping the essential and the meaningful. Everything else is taking up space. Once you find that space, relaxing will be so much easier.

Minimalist storage ideas

Organisation is key to creating your own minimalist home. Look for furniture pieces with built-in storage, such as ottomans with compartments or bed frames with drawers.


Remember to use vertical space too. Floating shelves and wall-mounted cabinets are perfect. Plus, they look pretty snazzy too.


Calm and neutral tones

One of the cornerstones of minimal home décor is choosing the right colours.


Need a mantra? Say it with us: “Less is more”.


Keep your palette calm and neutral. Think whites, greys, and earthy hues. These colours will create a sense of openness and tranquility.


It’s also important to be consistent with your colour choices. After all, cohesion=serenity. Have you considered white shutters or grey plantation shutters?

A modern neutral bedroom with Signal Grey full height wooden shutters

Minimalist window treatments

Incorporating plantation shutters into your minimal home décor plans will elevate your space. What makes them the perfect choice? We’ll tell you:


  • Clean lines: Their sleek and simple appearance add a touch of elegance and are perfect for minimalist windows.
  • Light control: Shutters allow you to control how much natural light enters your space, promoting a sense of ambience.

  • Clutter-free: Remember how we talked about decluttering? Shutters sit flush to the window, providing a streamlined look.

  • Versatility: Shutters come in various styles, colours, and finishes, so you’re sure to find the perfect shutter to match your minimalist colour scheme.

  • Suit any window: Shutters perfectly suit Tudor homes, Victorian properties, new-builds and anything in between thanks to their timeless style.