I need regular inspiration to simplify my home and life.
Reading minimalist blogs first inspired me. Wanting to live with less stuff and lead a less stressful life I started by decluttering small areas of our home. Nearly three years later we've successfully downsized to a smaller family home. We live on a much smaller income, and although this has its own pressures, we are much happier with our work/life balance. I don't miss either the material things I've given up, the size of a larger home or the extra hours I worked in order to pay for it.
As you'll see from my sidebar I'm still an avid reader of minimalist and frugal living blogs. I continue to feel inspired by motivated people who live simple yet purposeful and happy lives. I want to learn more from people who are choosing to live with less, who manage their finances carefully and who make a living following their dreams.
Now sitting on the other side of the fence and writing about minimalism I receive wonderful comments from readers who are seeking inspiration to simplify their lives. Sharing my simplifying journey and my thoughts on minimalism via this blog inspires me daily and your feedback is very much part of that. Thank you for encouraging me to write this blog is, I suppose, what I'm trying to say.
On this theme, I thought today I would show you a truly inspiring simple living dwelling that you may not have seen before.
Hen House is a small holiday home on the Isle of Skye. With amazing views and an eco-friendly award winning design (Rural Design Architects) it stands alone. However, I'm showcasing it because its actual interior is very plain. It has enough furniture to make it practical and functional and enough detail through colour and accessories to make it visually warm and inviting. It has a calm, cohesive and understated vibe. Take away the setting and exterior design and I still find it inspiring.
Homes like this are beyond the dreams of most of us but they can still influence how we live. Hen House makes me want to declutter my home further and make it more streamlined. It reminds me that I want to live a simpler life with time to enjoy the outdoors, read, cook good food and just be. I hope it inspires you too. See and read more here.
What first inspired you to simplify? Please share.
Have a good week.