I’m excited to share a different type of content on my blog today! I’m doing a tour of my minimalist dining room. It was scary enough when I shared a picture of my home from the outside, but I feel super vulnerable opening up my home to share video of the inside. But, when I was looking for information about the minimalist lifestyle, it helped me so much when other people shared their stories, along with pictures and videos of their home. So, here goes!

To give a bit of background, I live in a single family home in Houston, Texas, that has more than enough space for me and my son. Having a lot of space is a blessing, but it can be very tempting to try to fill the home up with stuff. The minimalist lifestyle is about having less stuff, and only possessing what you need. You don’t have to even have a dining room table in your dining room if you don’t need one.

I like to have a modern look to my home, with traditional furnishings. To balance this out with minimalism, I don’t purchase a lot of “knickknacks” or souvenirs. I don’t have wall decorations, or items that clutter the floor or surfaces. I only have functional furniture in each room of my home. In the dining room, I have a dining room table, my son’s keyboard (the dining room doubles as his practice area), and one piece of décor. That’s it!

My hope in filming this dining room tour is that it inspires others who are in the same situation as me, who are moving towards minimalism, but aren’t in the position to sell and move out of their homes right away. You can begin to eliminate unnecessary possessions, and create a clean, minimalist feel in your home. Start by decluttering and focus on having only what you need in a room. Eliminate non-essential items. Clear surfaces. Reevaluate your décor to make sure that it’s a simple as possible while still being aesthetically pleasing.

Over time, as you make these small changes, you’ll notice that your home feels less cluttered, you feel calmer, and you home is much easier to take care of and clean. Check out my minimalist dining room tour below, and let me know what other videos you’d like to see! Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified of new content.

As always, be well.

-Debra