We’re *totally* the type of people who browse minimalist homes on Instagram and dream of the day we’ll finally use the KonMari method to tidy our cluttered mess into a magazine-ready masterpiece. Instead of simply wishing for our ideal minimalist living spaces, we’ve decided to get our butts in gear this spring and actually put in the effort to create that dream home. Whether your goal is to transform your entire house or simply to style a minimalist coffee table, here are seven books that’ll help you along your journey to minimalist peace.
1. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo ($17): It’s no secret that this book is pretty much the minimalist bible for tidying up your ish. From your wardrobe to your bookshelf, Marie Kondo’s now-classic method of organizing will help you fill your home with things that bring you joy… and give you the courage to toss everything else.
2. The Curated Closet by Anuschka Rees ($25): If you thought your closet was a place to hoard tacky Christmas sweaters and leggings from the ’90s, think again. In this beautifully styled lifeline, Rees details the perfect way to make your wardrobe stylish AND functional.
3. The Big Tiny by Dee Williams ($27): Dee Williams can list everything she owns on one sheet of paper — plus, it only takes her 10 minutes to clean her ENTIRE home. While living in a tiny house might not be an option for you, Dee’s amazing tips to create a minimalist and functional home will surely inspire you to live with less.
4. Real Life Organizing by Cassandra Aarssen ($18): A minimalist home is an organized home. If your house is a hot mess ATM (no judgement — so is ours!), try checking out this ridiculously helpful book written by professional organizer Cas Aarssen to help you arrange just about everything.
5. The Book of Hygge by Louisa Thomsen Brits ($22): 2017 has continued last year’s trend of of hygge (AKA a Danish word for feeling warm, safe, comforted, and sheltered). Complementing the minimalist trend beautifully, Thomsen Brits’ wonderful explanation of all things hygge is perfect for newbies and experts alike.
6. The Kinfolk Home by Nathan Williams ($35): Featuring 35 homes from around the world, this collection of beautiful and organized spaces will give you all the inspiration you need to slow down, simplify your life, and embrace minimalism in your digs.
7. The Joy of Less by Francine Jay ($17): If you’re eager to de-clutter your jam-packed home, this book is a must-read. Featuring simple and manageable steps, it’s the perfect guide to help you slowly organize your life.
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