Minimalism is all the rage these days, and for good reason. Proponents say a minimal lifestyle can make you happier, healthier, and more purpose driven.
The idea is that minimalism helps people question what possessions, activities, and thoughts actually add value to their lives. As No Sidebar puts it, “Every day, more stuff comes into our lives: stuff in our houses, stuff on our calendars, stuff on our minds. All that stuff gets in the way of where we really want to go and who we really want to be.”
The basic philosophy that less is often more is nothing new. In fact, that framework is the foundation of shaker style furniture, one of our most popular styles.
When it comes to applying the concepts of minimalism to your choice of furniture, there are three quotes that come to mind for us.
- “The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.” -Marie Kondo (Interior Designer)
- “Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future“ – Robert Peters (Designer)
- “Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing more to take away.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery (French Writer)
In this post we’ve compiled a list of 12 of our favorite minimalist bed frames.