2000 Followers and Minimalist Apartment Tour

35 items of clothing, 8 pairs of shoes, 3 bags

A Small Wardrobe now has over 2000 followers! Thank you so much for your support over the last eight months. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me that people are actually reading this blog. Your support is invaluable to me, and I hope I can continue to make content you enjoy. Check out my Instagram, Twitter and YouTube accounts if you want more! ❤

As a sign of my appreciation, I am giving you a tour of my apartment. I get uncomfortable whenever I open another part of my life to this blog but I’ve realised it’s inevitable that through writing about my lifestyle I reveal more of myself than I originally anticipated.

I know that some of you will find my home quite minimal, and others will think it is hardly minimal at all. I personally feel my place is more cluttered than I’d like it to be.

I live in a one bedroom apartment with an open plan living and kitchen area. I have a large balcony but you will not see that here, for reasons of privacy. This is a tour of the three living spaces in my apartment; the living/kitchen area, bedroom and bathroom/laundry. My ideal living situation has more empty space, more windows and more trees behind the windows.

I started downsizing my wardrobe and apartment about fifteen months ago. It happened almost immediately after I moved into the place and had just finished filling it with stuff. In fact it was while I was moving that I first experienced living with fewer things. The process of moving took about three weeks and in this time I had a gap of a couple of weeks between when I moved in and when my furniture was delivered. In that time the whole apartment was furnished only with my bed and antique cabinet.

When the furniture did arrive, I suddenly felt like I had too much stuff. I craved the empty space I had found so confronting just a few weeks earlier. That craving has not gone away. After well over a year of removing things from my life, it is now my big bulky furniture that bothers me. Perhaps when I move again I will consider downsizing some furnishings. In the meantime, please enjoy my apartment, my work in progress.

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Open plan kitchen and living area

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Concrete dining table/work desk at entrance

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Antique cabinet in the living area

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Very comfortable but massive three seat sofa

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A hobby nook

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Bedroom featuring futon bed

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Bedroom detail

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Bedroom detail

 

Below is a more detailed video tour of my apartment. Enjoy!


55 thoughts on “2000 Followers and Minimalist Apartment Tour

  1. Hi there, many congratulations on the 2,000 followers, I’m sure that a lot of hard work preceded that achievement. The apartment tour is just lovely. It appears both fresh and peaceful and many of the pieces look unique. I really enjoyed the witty voiceover and appreciate you sharing some of your private space with us, Lorraine (Minimal-Lol)

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  2. Wow what a lovely apartment. I don’t think it feels too full. There are relatively few pieces and you can see that each piece is either beautiful or useful to you (usually both).

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  3. Hi! I really like the texture of things in your apartment, especially your bed. I love your style of writing, you are very concise and informative- I find most blogs online filled with fluff (together with a little bit of information).

    I hope you keep writing!

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