Written by Fred Daues on May 15, 2017 in Uncategorized

IF you find yourself overwhelmed by all of the ‘stuff’ you have accumulated over the years, you might feel that a more minimalist space is the way to go this spring. Minimalism came about in the 1960s are artists went in a new direction. It became a popular interior design style in the 80s and is known for simple styles and clean lines. If you want to go minimal in your Chesterfield, MO home, these tips will help.

Tip#1: Cut Clutter
The first thing you need to so it declutter your space. Think ‘less is more’ and donate, get rid of, or store extra items like knick-knacks and throw pillows and anything else nonessential. This will help you clear your head and make your space feel bigger and more simple.

Tip#2: Choose Simple Colors
Minimalist designs limit colors with accents of color, but one shade in a certain shade family. Everything will have a more neutral color scheme with a few possible accents of color.

Tip#3: Uncomplicate Furniture
Watch for items with crisp lines and clean edges. You want items that are simple and functional. Coffee tables with chunky or ornate details will take away from the streamlined look you are going for.

Tip#4: Let in Natural Light
You want your space to have an open look and feel. Replacement windows and doors can really help with that. Make sure your windows let in as much natural light as possible. Remove heavy curtains that block the sun and install things like French patio doors or sliding glass doors that also let in light on the back of the house. Natural light gives your space a larger appeal, even if the rooms are small. When you start thinking about replacement windows and doors, talk to the professionals about the style you are going for in order to find the right products to match your needs.

Tip#5: Strategic Focus
You want to keep things simple, but that doesn’t mean you can’t show some personal touches in your home. Be strategic about where you place things like shelves or art. You can put one plant and a few favorite objects on the mantel, for example, so you won’t have cluttered tables. One textured blanket on the couch works well too. A few little things will add personality to the room without overdoing it.

If you are interested in finding out more about what replacement windows Chesterfield, MO and doors can do for your new, minimalist approach in Chesterfield, MO, stop by Masonry & Glass Systems at 1503 S Kingshighway Blvd St Louis, MO 63110. We’d be happy to show you examples of quality windows and doors in our showroom and talk about ways to let natural light into your home. You can also give us a call at (314) 535-6515 and set up a free in-home consultation or estimate. We love seeing customer’s homes so we know what they have to work with as they start replacement windows and doors projects.