The famous Bauhaus manifesto, originating under the Weimar constitution, highlighted how minimalistic dwelling can turn away from meticulousness, towards a more rational, functional and standardised approach to living. It found its greatest expression through extreme simplification, reducing design to basic shapes and monochrome palettes composed of primary colors.
Within the realm of the arts, the minimalist movement extended across all fields of creativity, music, nutrition and fashion, and became a way of thinking and living, incorporating only the fewest and most essential elements.
Minimalism does not imply indeclinable restrictions, rather it may help you to perceive the usefulness of an object to yourself.
We can think of becoming more minimalistic by thinking about reassigning meanings to our belongings, creating a balance, where each of them hold their own importance in complement to one another across all aspects of your life, relationships, feelings and passions.
Ask yourself, does this belonging fulfil the same function as another? Does this belonging fulfill a necessary function I otherwise could not achieve? How does this belonging make me feel? Do I NEED this belonging?